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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
Progress: 28/182 pages
Due or Die
Jenn McKinlay
Progress: 128/273 pages
Making Arrangements
Rosefox
Progress: 44 %
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
L. Rowyn
Progress: 179/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

I may be a tad grumpy

It seems like every time an author or superfan has problems with a review, there are at least a few people who jump in and say "That's why I never read reviews. Every 'reviewer' thinks they're a professional, even as they spew their hate."

 

So I'm wondering, how do these people decide which of the many, many new books to buy? Even if every book is worthy just because someone took the time to write them, it's not possible for the average person to afford to buy everything. How do they decide which author is worthy of their monetary support? Does it bother them that every book they pass over is effort that was not rewarded? That must be so horrifying. If reviewers are actively harming authors by writing low-star reviews, imagine the harm being done by the number of books people opt not to buy every single day. We should all be ashamed. So ashamed.