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*facepalms* I knew her name was familiar. I have one of her books called "Land of the Falling Stars" which was supposed to take place during the Civil War - couldn't get more than four chapters in because it was overly drawn out, but I set it to the side thinking I'd come back to it later.
Moonlight Reader 4 years ago
Author crazy. I also love her reference to "new laws enforced on cyber bullying." It amazes me that they are so stupid, and yet manage to sustain life. Fortunate that breathing is reflexive.
Lisa Henry 4 years ago
Ugh. They don't learn, do they? I'm not sure how she figures it was an anonymous review, either, since the reviewer's profile was right there.
Moonlight Reader 4 years ago
They just have buzz words that they screech: ANONYMOUS! CYBER-BULLY! ILLEGA!. API FRAUD! BULLYING! CRIME! ATTACKING AUTHORS! JEALOUS!
willaful 4 years ago
And they quote that site and then claim to have nothing to do with it. How about I just quote Hitler favorably and see where that gets me.
The review wasn't scathing or anything, from what I can tell. I'm a little baffled, to be honest.
I feel the same way. How a three-year-old perfectly well reasoned DNF review could constitute as "bullying" in any frame has me smashing my head against my desk. And especially so since there was a major cyberbullying case in the news this past week. No doubt she's using it as a buzz term, but it gets under my skin how people can trivialize what cyberbullying entails.
Lisa Henry 4 years ago
I've had worse reviews before breakfast. She needs to harden up.
Rane Aria 4 years ago
this author seems to just want to either vent on all the bad reviews she's ever got or use it to drum up sales. Either way that review was no where near harsh and if she gets her feelings hurt from that three year old review alone she needs a harder author shell
That review wasn't that bad! And if that is bullying, I'm living on Mars, where I have an awesome internet connection o.O
This just popped into my head... 'Cry Bully! And unleash the trolls of war.'
Bambbles Rambles 4 years ago
I don't understand how someone cannot separate the concepts of "negative review" and "bullying". One is a well reasoned thought out analysis of the actual content and execution of a book. The other is trashing on the person behind the writing (author/reviewer) to the extreme. Did people not pass spelling in grade school?
I mean, I for one was supposed to memorize definitions.
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 4 years ago
I can always tell where people are on the scale of wackadoo when I read what they call bullying. And again, another author I know not to try.
Ain't that the truth.
willaful 4 years ago
Because that works so well for sales. Or, good grief, maybe it does. Depressing thought. Does it pay to be a BBA?
There are authors who have played the bully card and received tons of support from fans, but I don't know that it actually helped their sales. Pity sales, as it were.
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 4 years ago
Once upon a time a BBA might have made me curious enough to check out a sample chapter to read, just to see what the writing was like. That was before I saw the lengths that some of the BBA were going to in their online temper tantrums - and decided that was The Crazy I needed to stay far, far away from. Which is why I'm always grateful for this sort of warning.
OstensiblyA 4 years ago
The fact that it worked like gangbusters for Jamie McGuire is what fuels these people.
OstensiblyA 4 years ago
Good Lord, the thirst is strong with this one.
Ridley, I started a "bratty authors to avoid" shelf in honor of you.
willaful 4 years ago
But that's not euphemistic at all! ;-)
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 4 years ago
You know, I think I can attribute my shelf and online list to Ridley too. I didn't see the problem as a trend before that point.