I have only one rule when it comes to blogging - do not read any reviews of a book you already have.
Which basically means that if I have already bought, read or half-read a book I will not read any reviews from the time I buy the book to the time I post my own review.
Simple really if you ask me....
I accidentally just broke that rule. I was reading a blog and along comes a review of a book I have recently finished but not yet reviewed. I read the first line of the review...
My opinion of the book changed. With that one line, I was put into a different perspective.
This I believe is wrong, and is also what causes plagiarism.
You think to yourself "it'll be ok, just see what they thought..."
Which turns into "Hey! They make a good point! I now love/hate [insert book title here] too! They are so right, I can't believe I didn't see it before!
So now I have a dilemma, to review or not to review. I am going to sleep on it and see how I feel about this tomorrow. If I go back to my old opinion I will write the review. If not...then I probably won't write the review :(
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. - Charles W. Eliot
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