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You guys might know that I am a nitpicky reader, and that I love to rant about books I didn’t enjoy. No, really. It’s an awesome feeling when you finish typing out a rant, because you’ve finally got everything off your chest, right?
Well, what if someone comments something like, “It sounds like a bad book. I’ll probably skip it,” or something like that, on your review? Do you reply with, “YES! SKIP IT!” or “Maybe you could give it a try?”
I’ve gotten the “I’ll skip this one” comments on some of my 3-star reviews, even. If you ask me, find this kind of sad. If I gave a book 3 stars, that means it did have a lot of redeeming qualities that I hope you guys would find in the book, too.
Personally, I don’t like getting the “I’ll skip this one” comments because these people could actually be missing out on the chance to read a book they could love! Like they wouldn’t know how amazing it is because they decided to skip it based on my (or some other) review.
So what do I do when I get these kinds of comments? I usually reply telling them to still give it a shot if the synopsis interests them. After all, everyone has different tastes.
Then again, I do see some people who encourage others to skip a book. Okay, then. That must be some shitty book. We all handle these comments differently, so I want to know your take on these kinds of comments!
Do you encourage people to skip a book you rated 1 star? Or do you still ask them to give it a shot?