So yesterday I posted my IMM and told you all that I'd joined netgalley. I'm realising joining netgalley may have been an epic mistake :-(
I love books and I thought 'hey, I'm always recommending books so why not get some cool free ones and review them'. Lol. I've been stressing all week so perhaps I wasn't thinking straight, cos' now I'm just stressing even more. I do somehow miraculously squeeze in time to read a couple of books a week but writing and book blogging is just taking on too much. I do recommend the books I love on my blog and I make sure to recommend other indie novels I've enjoyed but I think that's as far as I should take it. Actually sitting down and reading a book with the target to review it, is not only ruining the reading pleasure for me but I'm not very good at it. I can't sit and write a completely unbiased review because all I'm thinking about is how much hard work went into writing that novel and where do I get off critiquing it?! I hate giving negative reviews, I never do! But I also can't lie if there was something particular about a book that I didn't get - usually I just don't mention it, but surely being a reviewer means being honest because you're encouraging or discouraging someone to spend money on a certain novel? So yes... I'm going to review the books I downloaded off netgalley but after that I'm returning to book recommendations only.
I think it's great for authors to recommend each others work but reviewing is another thing entirely. I totally did not think netgalley through...
Lol, anyhoo that's my little spiel over. I might not be around so much over the next few days because the internet has become really distracting and I need to get my head down if I want Warriors of Ankh to be released on schedule :-s