Dirty Little Secret

Posted March 22, 2012 by Shari in Meme / 2 Comments

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Dirty Little Secret is a weekly meme hosted by us at Under the Covers. Every Thursday we get to know other bloggers and our readers more intimately by asking them a question hoping to reveal their dirty little secrets.  We hope that you will all join us!

How do you go about reviewing 1 or 2 star books or books you didn’t enjoy?


Very carefully. I try to find something good about the book and mention that first. Then I pull out the key points that gave me problems and give my reason for them. I don’t talk too much about the author as I don’t want them to feel I am bashing them. I also will tend not to write a review if I can’t find at least one thing good about it. It’s not easy to give a bad review. I rather read books that get more stars. But if an book insults my intelligence, I will point that out very quickly! It is best to be honest, but what doesn’t work for me may be something someone else will like.


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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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great answer! Sometimes it’s really hard to find a thing that I liked when a book get that low of a rating, but I try to be as objective as possible and hope the author doesn’t take the review personally.


Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire


“It is best to be honest” Yep! Exactly!
I guess it’s always hard to write a review of a book you didn’t like all that much, but just because it’ll always be *hard* doesn’t mean it doesn’t get somewhat easier with every review you write.
Starting out with an aspect that was good is probably the best way to handle it.
Happy Thursday.
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