Let’s face facts, shall we? I love to read. I wouldn’t be in this business if I didn’t! But over time, I have found myself censoring my online opinions of books I’ve read for pleasure. Why? Well, in all honesty, I wouldn’t want my negative opinion of a book to impact any of my authors, or my agency as a whole. I never set out to write any negative reviews, but once upon a time I was less than effusive with praise on a published author’s book, and if affected a client’s ability to reach out to that author via another route for a blurb. I wouldn’t want that to happen again. Last year, I started tracking books I’d read on Goodreads, but I never put ratings or reviews, only use the site to note when I finish a title. But I wanted a little bit more. So now, if you go to my ktliterary Tumblr site, (not to be confused by my shoe pic Tumblr, or my personal one) you’ll find quotes from my latest reads, and I look forward to continuing to do that moving forward!
What are some of your favorite book quotes?
4 thoughts on “Recent Reads have migrated to Tumblr!”
As an aspiring author, I've often debated how I should use Goodreads. Sometimes I think I should give reviews, but no ratings, and other times I think I should give ratings but no reviews. Right now I still have reviews and ratings, but I wonder if I'll change that once I get published. I try not to give any reviews less than three stars, and I try not to say anything I'll regret … I just don't want anything to come back and bite me later.
I'm an aspiring writer, but I'm also a blogger (and a librarian – I really love books!). My general rule of thumb is that if I don't have anything nice to say about a book, I won't rate it on Goodreads or comment on it, just mark it as read. I won't write a review on my blog if I can't find any positive attributes, either. I did once and it's never sat well with me. It's like Tiana said – I don't want these things to bite me later, but at the same time I want to be honest. If in doubt, I say don't post it!
“If only' repeated again and again in her head like a battering ram…'if only' could break your heart.”
? Alexandra Ripley, Scarlett
I haven't read this book in a long time, although I LOVED it when I did, but this quote has stuck with me… and inspired me.. so I thought I would share. 🙂
"There was a boy called Eustace clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it."
-CS Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
My favourite opening line ever!
I'm so behind on my Goodreads account. I don't usually write reviews, but I do give honest ratings. Very few books get fewer than 3 stars; if I'm not enjoying it, I probably won't finish it, so it won't be recorded.
I should get caught up on that…