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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sharing Beyond Books #134 Comment Giveaway, January 11, 2014

Hello again on Saturday night and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!
Thanks to everyone who commented last week.

I admit surprise! At least four people like comedies best plus it got several 'included' votes. Although two people do not like horror at all, another three like horror best. And I agree with Liss that Disney and Pixar are entertaining for any age. :-)

The Winner from SBB #133 comments is: #16 Marjorie who can make a GC choice if international or book choice from the ARC/Review titles, Christmas titles or Love titles - all linked near the end of the post.  Please let me know your choice by completing the (new) WINNER FORM.

WEEK #134 (One Question.)

Q1. Nikki asks: In light of recent, and not so recent events, I was just wondering, when an author hits out at his/her readers, how do you as a reader respond? Please feel free to share you opinions, the pointers below are general answers.
1) stop supporting the author if you were previously doing so?
2) won't bother picking up that author's book(s)
3) still support the author if the claim is justifiable? like readers/reviewers were trolls ??

A: I think I mostly try to ignore author tirades and author/reviewer drama. I can't think of any at the moment. I imagine if I saw an author be really ugly and petty I would probably not read them again.  
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Your turn to share:

Q1. Nikki asks: In light of recent, and not so recent events, I was just wondering, when an author hits out at his/her readers, how do you as a reader respond?? (See question above for suggestions.

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the Valentine and "Love" books , the Christmas Giveaway Books (to be updated soon), or the June 2012 Newly Updated ARC/Review List.

SBB Rules:
a) Must be a follower.
b) Share a comment on either of the two questions above.
Open internationally and an international winner may get a smaller book or a $5.00 GC if I decide the mailing is too much.

I will pick a Comment winner from all comments made through Saturday January 18, 2014 at 5 PM  central.


  1. I think I'd go off reading the books! it will be a real turn off for me.

  2. I tend not to hear about it until afterwards after it has died down, so I don't do anything.

  3. If i saw an author reacting really badly like the one who critied all woman authors in the sci-fi fields with really insulting saying, who went to publish said critics then i won't read it anymore if i did and in this case i didn't but i would even refuse one of his book if offered
    authors are human beings they are intitled to opinion and such but they also are model so racist, mysogynist one etc i prefer to save my time for author i appreciate as a person too and not support those

  4. For the most part I ignore when an author hits out at his/her readers. Depending on what the author is upset about might make me not want to read them again.

  5. I tend to stay away from all the online drama...most of the author blogs that I follow are enjoyable to read.

  6. I stay away from drama, and haven't been involved in any myself. I let the books speak for themselves, but the author's actions.

  7. I just don't have any part of it. I don't read the original cause of any tirade or the tirade itself. Chances are I would not have read their books anyway.

  8. I guess something happened recently and I totally missed it! Maybe it's that the authors I follow are such nice people the bad situation would never occur with them. But if it was a really bad lash out, with no later good explanation or apology it would probably effect my enjoyment of reading that author and therefore I might stop reading them.

  9. I would not read their books any more.

  10. I haven't come upon any tirades towards fans by Authors but I was brought to the attention of a lash out by a very popular Author who has written one of thee most popular series and was shocked that the attitude toward a fan and lash out was so out of line. I am happy to say that she did offer an apology but let it be known she doesn't have a problem saying what she wants when she wants. With that being said it really lowered my opinion of her a lot. As if she didn't need any fans .And this all occurred simply because a fan made a comment about a particular character in the books. Crazy... Anyway, I won't buy her books anymore, there are still 1 or 2 left in this 8 book series I'm invested in for years, but I will finish the series through the library.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  11. I think it depends on the way they handle it. I've heard about a lot of known authors who have been acting really nasty with some reviewers. I think that is not professional to answer bad reviews. Every author has to know that their book is going to receive either great or really insulting reviews. But that's no reason to start a drama in the internet. I haven't stop reading some of them, like Jamie McGuire, but others that is not even worth to name them are excluded from any tbr list.

  12. I haven't heard about this. I think I would stop reading their books.

  13. those authors that lash out aren't worth my time reading their books or spending a dime on them when they're rude to their fan or critics

  14. I would probably go off the author unless they wrote something really irresistable.

  15. Not interested in buying/reading their books

  16. I probably wouldn't buy their books anymore.

  17. Thanks for picking my question Martha!

    Well I read about one where it turned out that a bunch of bloggers and friends trolled the authors work. In this case I would ignore it and still support the author.

    Recently read another where a good blogger that I follow was rudely criticised by the author just because the review wasn't in his favour. I found out who he was and will not bother ever touching his books.

  18. I would try to see where they are coming from. Sometimes they are under stress and need an outlet like anyone. Still, I may admonish that someone for lashing out instead of doing it in a professional manner.


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