Day 1: Snark Attack!
Tell us how you really feel about a particular blogging subject. Let it off your chest. This is your chance to just EXPLODE!
Poorly Written Review Requests
I love reviewing books but sometimes the way authors, publishers, or whoever asks for a review slightly bothers me. It's the simple things in the emails that stand out. For instance, just writing "Dear reader or blogger or whatever" just points out to me that you didn't take the time to see who you are writing to.
Also, my blog name would suggest that I love paranormal books (and I do) and my review policy states the types of books I like, so when I get emails that say something along the lines of "we think this book would fit right into your blog" and it's soooooooooooo completely different from the genres I say I like, it makes me feel like I write a review policy for nothing.
Don't get me wrong, I love reviewing books and blog tours but I just feel like sometimes the emails could be written better. I also receive emails fairly often that are one or two lines asking me to do something. Now I'm more than happy to help an author just because of my general love for books, but if you can't take two seconds to even tell me what the book is about or even what the book title is than how am I supposed to help you. I once received a request for a cover reveal and the email went into detail about the book and the author's life, but I had no idea what the book was even called.
Overall, I love blogging and I am genuinely excited whenever I get a new request email, especially when it's a book I've been dying to read. It's just the one every now and then that stands out because of how it is written.