First we have a rather colorful email posted for the world to see by PC Cast. Then there was the big blow up over a slew of grammatical errors with Adele Ashworth’s new book, Duke of Sin. LLB and company has since deleted parts of the thread (censorship!). Maybe everybody needs to just leave the computer alone for a week and read a book.
I refuse to get my blood pressure up or loose my mind over Internet commentary! If I was an author and everybody was panning my book – I’d be gleeful that they bought it and are stuck with it since so many romance readers don’t believe in returning books. Seriously, I’d avoid the thread and the board like the plague.
Everybody’s a critic, eh? I’m a reader and I support readers 100%. But I know some readers are infuriating little beasts. I can’t stand the ones that must find fault with everything either but I wouldn’t waste time debating with them, they live for that shit.
Blog-wise, it’s been entertaining and very interesting week. To quote Sybil: you learn something new everyday. I have been—what’s the word—educated on the purpose of ARC’s and grammatical rules. And here I thought my college days were over.
Maybe authors and readers don’t like each other after all. Thanks to the Internet – we’ve kinda annoyed each other. However, I don’t like to see readers beat a dead horse to the ground and many times it’s the author who’s been beat down. I remember that feeding frenzy with Lisa Valdez and her run in with some nasty readers over her book, Passion.
Flame wars are much apart of the Internet as porn. No avoiding them when you have people with nothing better to do than participate in them. I’d like to give a few shout OUT’s to the author’s who’ve
acted out of their ass been rather opinionated this week.
It’s been fun. Truly. We’ve seen the worst of readers and authors this week. It must be something in the water methinks.
Anyway, I must now watch American Idol and see what the three that’s left are up to and how they did tonight. Any guesses on who’s going home? I’d hate to even guess who’s going home on America’s Next Top Model, oye.