Monday, January 07, 2008

A Small Request

Not a book review, but more of a request to folks reading my BLOG: while I don't mind having comments on my posts (and in fact, I would welcome more discussion about the books I am reviewing), I do get tired of people posting that my comments are irrelevant because of my gender or my age.

I fully understand that my tastes may differ from people a generation removed and I acknowledge the differences between male and female preferences, but to suggest that I can't appreciate a book that is targetted towards a teenage female audience is not true. 95% of what I review here is targetted towards teen girls, and I have enjoyed the bulk of what I have reviewed (I've only panned 36 out of 420 books to date).

I will like some books that you may hate and you may like books that I pan here. That's fine and I openly welcome comments that contradict my reviews. But let's keep the discussion on the merits of the book and avoid personal attacks on the reviewer. Thanks!

2 comments:

Fiona said...

People are leaving nasty comments? That sucks, books can be appreciated by ANYONE, regardless of their target audience. I personally think it's really cool that you can appreciate this stuff as much as a teenage girl, and love you for your helpful reviews. I use your site as a guide to what books to buy or not. Don't let anyone tell you your comments are irrelevant =)

Emily said...

This is somewhat irrelevant, but I think it's absolutely fabulous that you enjoy the novel Dreamland. I am obsessed with it. I've read it numerous times and I'm still not tired of it.