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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 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.