7 Obnoxious Book Reviewer Problems

Everyone thinks it’s all fun and games with all these book reviews but let me tell you that it is TORTURE! Torture I tell you! The TBR pile keeps growing because I have no self control about accepting requests, review embargoes are real, and sometimes I cram a whole new release in between another book just so I can have a timely review!

But also there’s a lot of books and I love them.

Writing spoiler free reviews for great books is, in fact, a Herculean task.

Okay look. Some THINGS happen and someONE does them to someONE else. It’s a good book. I swear. Go read it.

All the books I’m reading now don’t publish for another six months and there’s no one to talk about them with.

Did you read… oh right. Lemme just check another day off my calendar.

There’s an embargo date on reviews for this awesome book and I can’t tell anyone about it!

I CAN’T POST ABOUT IT! I CAN’T TWEET ABOUT IT! BUT I NEED TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THIS BOOK!

WHADDYA MEAN I HAVE TO “WISH” FOR THIS BOOK!? JUST MAKE IT AVAILABLE?

Why even list it if it’s not available for request? Like-what is this?

That came out today?

Don’t mind me while I frantically type up my review and post it and pretend like it went out at 8am. *whistles nervously*

I hate this book. I’ll write my review after this chapter. I just can’t force myself through this. Okay, I’ll write it after this chapter… one more… just one more… oops I finished it.

Hate reading is a thing! A tried and true method of reviewing. I’m gonna finish it out of pure spite!

Friend: Hey, I picked up this book you might like.
Book Reviewer: Yeah, I read it six months ago.

And then we’re book snobs just because we get books early and read them quickly.

Published by J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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