My name is Phetra, to describe myself with three words I go for passionate, friendly and a book moth. Technically that is more than three words, but you get my drift. It is easy to assume I love books since I am here with Scott and his wonderful review group. I wake up every morning to start it by reading on my kindle for an hour before I have to get up. It’s essential to having a good day, I end it quite the same way and I don’t like straying from it.
Books relax me, they allow me the escape I need to recharge my batteries, rest for my brain is to let nothing else but the magic land of an author’s book swallow me up. I like the emotions reading a story brings me even if they are anger, hate, hopelessness or any other negative feeling you can think off. A positive experience from books doesn’t have to leave me starry eyed.
Being an author myself, I know the thrilling and agonising process of writing a book. I know the hours and weeks, blood, sweat and tears it takes to accomplish something even if you love every minute of it. I couldn’t go a day without books or writing so I know the addiction that it can be. Therefore as a reviewer I don’t see my job as to butcher someone else’s work. A review will always be that a review of my opinion but I also think that as a good reviewer you have an obligation to stay unbiased as much as you can, meaning to review a book for what it is and not from how you would have done or assume because you don’t like books with cliffhangers everyone is of the same mind and therefore use that as a negative that pulls the book grading down.
However, my review will always be that mine as a reader I believe we can never fully use reviews as a dead fact of something but simply use them as a guidance