A few weeks ago I read a review of a book I had read by a favorite author. I was excited to read what a blogger I follow thought of the book so I opened the post in my browser ready to gush with them about how great Author A’s writing is. That is not what happened. At. All. In fact I would go so far as to say this blogger bashed the author personally in the review.
I was ready to rumble. I mean was I supposed to just sit back and watch someone bad mouth not only a favorite book, but also a favorite author? My thumbs flew over the keys. That is until I realized she’s entitled to her opinion no matter how wrong I think she is.
As a society I think we’ve completely abandoned the concept of agree to disagree. I put aside the idea of informing the blogger of all the reasons I thought she was wrong. I probably would have lost a friendship and only made myself look bad publicly. You see her blog is her space and she is absolutely entitled to her opinion. It doesn’t matter that it is vastly different from mine.
My question this week:
Do you comment on negative reviews of your favorites?