Wow, everywhere I go these days (via the interwebs), all I see are reviewers talking about their reviewing angst, authors talking about reviewer angst. I expect to see fictional character chats discussing their reviews soon.
The romance reviewing community seems to be taking itself awfully seriously these days. Come on, now. You’re reading free books and getting something out of your blogging. You believe yourself to be doing a service to readers. I think. Just write the freaking review and let it speak for itself. There are links to discussions about blogs about threads about reviews. Mrs. Giggles openly wondering if she should review a book by a person who we must not name.
Is there nothing else going on? Publishing houses are tanking, the Dow (as I look right now) is falling to 7500, people wondering how they’re going to buy food, much less books. Or for that matter…ebook readers. The other topic that’s timely, but crickey–overkill! Yep, there’s a technological revolution going on. We gots it. It’s time to buy an ebook reader. I think I’ll continue to read on my computer, because I have to save money for books, so I can review them. And talk about it.
Oh, and agents. “Times are tough, I am having trouble selling anything, but here are a thousand things not to do when submitting to me.” Huh? If you’re a writer, are you killing yourself right now trying to find an agent? Especially when they say stuff like that?
So what’s going on in your world? I’m saving time by not visiting my usual haunts. I don’t need to read any more reviews of reviews.