I rarely make requests of our dear readers, but today, I am seeking your feedback. Whilst general comments are of course welcome, I am specifically wondering about negative reviews, and whether you want to see them on The Literary Sisters.
I recently had a conversation with my boyfriend about whether it was worthwhile to include the odd negative review here on the blog. I tend to review those books which I have very much enjoyed and would recommend, but throughout my time here so far, I have included reviews from time to time of tomes which I really did not like. I’m just rather conflicted over whether I should continue this practice going forward.
Obviously not all of the books which I originally intend to write reviews about are ones which I enjoy, despite my often high hopes. I will sometimes begin to take notes for a book, find that I’m not enjoying it by around the halfway point, and will then not feel motivated enough to type up my thoughts. However, I have always wanted The Literary Sisters to be reflective of my reading journey, a place where it is documented. For me, this is an important part of a book blog, steering me toward books which others have enjoyed, and which I can add to my TBR, but also giving nods toward those titles which they perhaps have not liked in the end, and which I can then give further consideration to before picking them up myself.
What are your thoughts? Do you prefer blogs to be places of constant positivity, with titles which you can be sure are recommended? Do you like the odd negative review, to inject a bit of realism into proceedings? Please share your point of view, whatever that may be, and many thanks in advance to those of you who do.