Project: Fail. I offered to review books of colleagues with the intent of posting a review every Tuesday. The project is off, and I have deleted remaining files from my computer. Reasons? Any of the following:
1. Getting nasty emails about not putting the reviews up quickly enough. (Hey, it was a favor, called promotion.) 2. Getting nasty emails when I wasn’t crazy about the book (even though I said up front I wouldn’t post a review in that case–all my reviews being recommendations). 3. Being told that I was only reviewing titles from my own publisher (I hadn’t bothered even looking at the publisher). 4. Being sent books I didn’t ask for. 5. All of the above.
So, sorry. I tried. In the future, if I read something and love it, I’ll just post a review, according to my schedule, as is my prerogative.
Note to other authors: caveat lector.