It's Friday and I am still way too far behind on my Google Reader. I'm sorry if I missed something awesome on your blog (leave a link in the comments!), but I'm trying my best. This coming week, I'll be spending a lot of time planning and getting ready for BEA. I AM SO EXCITED! If you are going to be there and we haven't talked about meeting up... we should!
In other news, one thing that I did this week was to start The Real Steph, a blog for everything that doesn't fit with The Fake Steph Dot Com. The tag line is "Thoughts on Writing and Life", so check that out if you want to know more about me. My ROW80 and Friday Links will both move from The Fake Steph to The Real Steph.
Blogging Question: How do you handle the writing of a negative review?If I have to write a negative review, I draft it and let it sit for a while. When I go back to it, I make sure that I'm being as objective as possible (even though book reviewing is incredibly subjective). Instead of being emotional, I try to explain why something didn't work for me. And I always take the time to look for something that does work for me, even if it was overwhelmed by what didn't.
Show Me Your Cover: What are some of the worst book covers, but hold some of the best stories inside? Don't be embarrassed, show us your cover!
I came up with more than I expected. These I don't hate, but I LOVE all of these books and think the covers are kind of cheesy. They probably turn off readers who would love these books.
I'm done now. And really excited to see everyone elses answers.
EDIT: I love Feature and Follow, but am not participating this week. I made a decision not to fantasy cast books for many reasons, but I am looking forward to visiting the blogs that are participating.