I haven't heard a word from her since I received the books.
Found out today that a friend of mine was targeted with troll reviews. You know the type where they had nothing to actually do with the book, just someone wanting to give a low rating and write a mean thing? She was hurt and upset. ...and this author pointed blame at this blog.
First of all, this blog is against drama – minus the kind in books. I selected bloggers who I could trust to write honest reviews and will not make me want to bang my head against the wall from the stress of it all. They are fantastic. Out of all of us I am probably the meanest one of the bunch. (It's a joke, because I'm not mean... unless you count the time I was pregnant. Although that wasn't technically mean. That wall full-out 'crazy bitch'. Seriously... ask my husband.) Our reviews are honest, constructive, and contain platypires – the best part, I know. We do not discriminate which authors we will feature on the blog. Everyone of them has a story to tell, and who are we to tell someone they aren't good enough for us?
One thing we do every week is Takeover Thursday. This is done for two reasons:
- My bloggers need a day where they're forced to not worry about anything to do with the page.
- 2. We are a blog open to all genres, and so we want to help readers and authors find each other.
You want to know what the platypires talk about “behind the scenes”? Today, I discussed with them how I am currently so overwhelmed from stress because my child's education will cost me about $2000 next month alone, that I'm hardly sleeping. Wait, it gets crazier! We also, get this, SHARE our reviews with each other. I know, horrible. Mostly though, we post random stickers... the Pusheen ones are my favorite. We shan't judge me.
Now for my favorite bit... “of course, you and I are better: we actually write. They 'review'.”
That's the point when I went to goodreads, removed this person's books from my currently reading and to-read list, and deleted them from my kindle. Why even ask me to review your books if I'm not good enough for it? Also, how do you know I'm not writing? I happen to be in the process of editing a couple different stories THAT I WROTE (I know, *gasp*), and that'll be published at eventually.
I will end this with this:
Platypire Reviews may not be the best blog in the world (matter of opinion, I think it's pretty fantastic), and we might not be the most active either... but we are honest, we try to be as active as we can - but we have families/jobs/lots of books to read, and we treat authors equally – regardless of how their book was published. Also... WE HAVE FREAKING PLATYPIRES! How cool is that?