The Problem With Talking About Books

I always worry that I hype up a book.

I thereby set expectations for the characters, for the story.

And that is something I rather not do.

That’s why I tend to downplay and understate.

Which isn’t fair to the author and novel either.

But what am I supposed to do?


10 thoughts on “The Problem With Talking About Books

      1. It’s hard to explain how amazing something is. It’s like talking about your own novel, too. People ask what it’s about and I can’t explain it to them.


      2. When you say it out loud it sounds dumb so you think everyone’s judging you and saying, “Well that’s a terrible idea for a book… That will never get published.”


  1. I’d suggest naming two or three things you really liked about the book and why you liked each of them. If you didn’t like the book, then maybe you don’t need to review it? When I’m reading reviews, I look for why the author spent time reading the book–which usually has something to do with something they either liked or were so intrigued by that they couldn’t put it down. The latter being rare.
    My 2 cents worth!


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