Hey Gals and Guys!
I read every night, even if it's late, I'm exhausted, and the light isn't good.
If the book doesn't grab the lapels of my jammies and yank me against the Kindle, I usually have a hard time sticking with a story. For that reason, I read Suspense these days.
Twists are the bomb. I love being surprised, saying "I did not see that coming!"
Sometimes books do that for me, sometimes they almost do it for me. When I read, I conjure up what I think the ending will be and if it falls short of my expectations, I'm disappointed and it's hard to write a glowing review. I try to put my disappointment aside and do it anyways. Endings are very crucial when writing a review that says "I LOVED it!"
Do you review books after you finish? If you read on a Kindle, they turn the page for you and ask you to review but who wants to do that immediately after the final scene? I don't. And who wants to type on a Kindle? I don't.
As an author with published books on Amazon, I shamelessly check my reviews at least 5 times a week to see how I'm doing with the general public. A new 5 star review makes my day. A 4 star is nice and a three star doesn't bother me much because I don't really have many and for that reason, it gives my reviews credibility to have the odd one that didn't connect with my writing or the story.
I am obsessed with reviews. Reading my own reviews, that is.
Check out this one: