My Dilemma: To Review or Not Review

Book Reviews & Musings

Thumb up down voting buttonsYesterday I posted a poll on my Facebook page @dbmoonespage, which is a new page and not getting the traffic I hope to gain with time and perseverance. The survey was asking book reviewers and writers if I should go forward with reading and reviewing a book or to contact the British publisher and first-time author I am declining to continue forward with reading and writing a review. The specifics of my dilemma follow:

A first-time author asked me via Twitter if I would read and review her book. After skimming the preview she included with her request, I agreed and requested her book via NetGalley. I received the book and began to read, but I couldn’t get past the first page of the prologue without becoming irritated as I take writing book reviews quite serious.

The book is adult fiction about women from the Italian/Sicilian mafia, but the book…

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