Are DNF reviews really all that helpful?

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This post is full of some hard truths.

When I became and author I made the decision to not leave “Did Not Finish” reviews, and will not currently leave anything less than 3 stars. Yes, reading is subjective, and not everyone will love your story, but the problem I see with DNF reviews is that a reader didn’t actually read through your whole book. Should they post about something they don’t know? That’s the question today.

As a writer, you’re going to catch a reviewer on a day that’s not–how shall I say it– good, and sometimes low stars and DNF reviews happen because a scapegoat is needed, and sometimes, you are the projection of their bad day. Other readers can spot these easily. Still, you spent months writing the book and are responsible for putting it out there, regardless of how people will react to it. You did this…

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Friday Book Round-Up Recommends 12 #mystery and #thriller #books! #FridayReads #amreading

Written In Blood has been mentioned in such fabulous company, Agatha Christie, James Patterson, and JD Robb, not to mention other great names in the mystery/thriller genres, I may just swoon.
Thank you so much, Mrs N, I am deeply honoured to be included in this list.
I would never dream of aspiring to the heights of Agatha Christie (but I would fantasize about it) but a comparison to James Patterson is something I hoped for.

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Friday Book Round Up

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Book Round-Up. This week is Mystery and Thriller week on Goodreads. I’ve been having such fun reading what other readers love as well as commenting. So, I thought I’d list some of my favorites as well as some I have on my To Be Read list. So, without further ado, here they are:

One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline (Author)

“Scottoline keeps the pace relentless as she drops a looming threat into the heart of an idyllic suburban community, causing readers to hold their breath in anticipation.” –Booklist

“Readers can be assured that the author nails the high school milieu, from athletic rivalries to sexting…they’re in for one thrilling ride.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Entertaining…This fast-paced read culminates in a daring chase that would play well on the big screen.” –Publishers Weekly

On paper, Chris Brennan looks perfect. He’s applying for a job…

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