I’ve decided one of my goals for 2011 is to not accept any tour books for read-alongs. I am cursed or bewitched or hexed to find few if any ‘tour’ books enjoyable or satisfactory and thus will reject any and all requests for tourstops here in the near future.
I’m sorry! I’m too picky? too moody? A snob?! (I have been accused of that. Sadly.) Too stressed out that I might not like something others want me to like or I suspect they want me to like? If I suspect any intention that my review will help or hurt in the marketing of a book, it just doesn’t seem to work out.
Really, it’s just not right that I don’t know my own reading tastes or am so easily swayed to read what I normally just wouldn’t choose on my own. I don’t know.
I have only liked books pitched to me that were by the author Jennie Nash. Everything else has just not inspired me to enjoy or to finish. I don’t know why I say yes to these — please stop me from accepting any more. My blog is just NOT that kind of book blog.
Thank you. That is all. Carry on.
* In regards to the very wonderful people who market books to book bloggers; these incredible hard-working admirable folks who organize tours, I am truly sorry and wish you much success finding readers who are much more cooperative and enthusiastic about what you do for books and authors. I just don’t happen to be one of those. Kind of like people who dislike coconut; it doesn’t mean I don’t support your dreams to be a coconut farmer…
** I got to page 32 in one of the latest books I’ve accepted before rolling my eyes and thinking to myself, “Oh, COME on.” This was a few pages AFTER I was stalled by a reference to a character being a doctor when the 10 pages prior were all about him being (wait for it!) Yes, a doctor.
*** I have committed to reading and reviewing one more book for a tour and the review is due mid-December. I will read this one book and it will be my last tour book for a long, long time. Call me weak. (Maybe by making this pledge, I will LOVE this upcoming book!? Sigh.)