The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.
Do you finish reading every book that you have slotted for a review?
(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews))
As soon as I get an ARC (not a book that I buy), I put it on my calendar. So every advanced copy that I get is slotted for a review.
Every once in a while – 23 times in 4 years to be exact – I can’t get through a book, so I DNF it. Those books I do not write a review for, and I take them off of my calendar. I know some people do write reviews for books they DNF, but, for me, I don’t feel right writing a review for a book if I haven’t gotten to the end. I’m not sure why that is. It’s just a “me” thing. I do let the publisher know though.
On the other side, though, if I do finish a book I feel obligated to review it even if I strongly disliked it. I always try to be fair in my reviews and those situations only seem to arise in blog tours. It is always a conundrum for me.