"The more reviews of varying types there are, the more I as a reader trust the average of those reviews. Disagreement to me seems more likely to be honest instead of a hype bomb from the squee-cannon. As I said before - it's easy to fake hype. It's much harder to fake anger or the process of working out how one feels about a book through a thoughtful discussion of pros and cons."

--Sarah Wendell at Smart B*tches, Trashy Books



I run far and wide from the squee-cannon!!


Too many different readers out there for every review to be positive. Even when readers like a book overall, there's likely to be something that didn't completely work for them. There's a fly in the milk, as my Granny would say, when I see only 5-star reviews.