Wonderful Reviews and Crazy Fans: I’ve read quite a few books based on reviews from friends. Our little book club is my personal referral service, those chicks never steer me wrong. Okay this one time but hey…you can’t win ’em all.
Seldomly do I read books based off of customer reviews…anymore. Yup I said it, customer reviews have the tendency to screw you. I can’t speak for everyone but I know some of you can feel my pain. Now before you go all, ” Lisa everything isn’t for everybody,” believe me I know; but I’ll be damned if some of these reviewers don’t just hand out 4 and 5 star ratings for shits and giggles. I know you all read my post about praising an Author or a book because you received and ARC (advanced reading copy). Stop kissing ass people, it’s not cute and you’re not helping.
Moving on to the next topic…groupies! I swear on everything I didn’t think authors had groupies. Rockstars, athletes, movie stars and some Broadway stars was the scope of my groupie knowledge. I had no idea authors had such rabid fans. Now, I am sure “groupies” might be a bit much…but then again some of the comments I’ve seen on these fan pages I wouldn’t be surprised if someone dropped drawers for their fav Book Babe or Dude. And I get it, well sort of; these people write books that change lives or invoke feelings that can touch you in a way that is indescribable. Hell I cried when I met author of Bright Side and Gus, Kim Holden. Yup cried tears (she gives great hugs). But come on people I actually had to leave a fan group because the people were bullies. If someone didn’t like this particular author’s book they BLASTED you…even went so far as to calling the poster and uneducated b**** and told her if she wouldn’t know literary genius if it slapped her in the face. That led to comments on her weight and face etc. WTF all she said was she didn’t like the new installment of the book!! Please forgive her for not drinking the Kool-Aid.
Welp that’s all the bitchin’ Imma do today folks. Until next Monday I leave you with this…