This hop is hosted by Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Every week bloggers answer a question and then visit other blogs that are participating. This week's question is: If you don't like a book that you said you would review, do you graciously
turn it down and explain why or do you struggle through it and hopefully come up
with a half decent review?
A: Honestly, I try to push myself into reading the book. I hate breaking a commitment so I really to my best in finishing books that I don't like for review. I won't attack the book or the author, but I will explain why the book wasn't right for me. I believe in giving honest opinions that are done tastefully.
As a future note for myself though, I would try to contact the tour host if I'm participating in a blog tour. I know I am a Reader, Not a Writer understands this and is gracious enough to change a person's review post to a spotlight one instead.
Alluring Tales: Awaken the Fantasy by Various Authors
The beginning:"So...how did your date with Brian go?" Page 56:"Kili sucked in a deep breath and blinked as her eyes adjusted to white, searing sunlight. Her first glance at her vacation setting sent her stomach plummeting. Where was the desert island with the horseshoe strip of pale sand and navy sea? Sure, heat radiated off the ground in suffocating waves, but where was the cabana boy in the Speedo?"
This is an 18+ book. I've had this book on my shelf for a while. I thought it was time to finally tackle it down.
This book is an anthology so it has various stories from different authors. The first line had me wondering who Brian was and if he was our heartthrob in the short story. We'll see how the rest of the story goes.