Since I am short on time this morning, I will postpone my book review of Catching Fire or Hush Hush until next week.
Unless an individual is paid to do otherwise, I believe in only reviewing books that I enjoyed and would recommend. In the blog world you never want to vent about something that might later come back and bite you in the butt. (more eloquently posted here from YA Highway). Venting negativity begets receiving negativity and I have enough obstacles in my life that I don't need to add to it. Something I try to teach my children is, "If you can't say anything nice...keep your mouth shut." So I will not post/vent about why I didn't like a certain book. Think of it as good Karma.
Though I am not published (nor have I tried to be...yet) I am an avid reader, who's purchase of books puts money in the pockets of those who are published, so I do think my opinion has value. Even with that said, I refuse to vent about a book, especially in a public forum.
Some books I read, are well written but they were just not "my type" of book.
My crack stash is now depleted. Check out the type of books I read on my Shelfari (to the right). If you have the same taste and want to recommend something I'd love to hear it. Also, has anyone read and would recommend the following books: The Stolen One by Suzanne Carlisle Crowley, Madapple by Christina Meldrum, or Graceling by Kristin Cashore.