No, I’m not asking for books. This is another topic of discussion. So, I have a book tok and I have had one book toker send me a book on my wish list.
I was so excited that someone was my book fairy. It’s a nice feeling, but I never ask for it. I did send books to two people before, but I have seen some book tokers have new followers and then ask them to send a book.
In my opinion, following a book toker then to turn around ask them to buy you a book is incredibly rude. And not only that, that is unnecessary pressure on the person who is being asked. I have not been asked to be someone’s book fairy but if I was asked by a new follower, I would be put off by it.
If I can afford to do so, I will happily buy a book on someone’s wish list. But expecting it is kind of setting a high standard. As if that is the only reason to follow and the only reason to be on a platform with other books lovers.
I’ve kind of wondered about this and I would really love to know your insight. I remember a while back about how someone stopped rating their books. For the life of me I can’t remember their reasonings but it was about then that I always thought why a Rating was important.
I’ve never been one to rate things on a scale to be honest. Not even movies or TV shows. Why does a star rating matter so much? I know there is probably a genuine reason, but do you look to ratings or the review itself?
Now I HAVE rated books before in the past, but more so because in my mind I thought I had to. I haven’t done so unless specifically asked.
Let’s discuss. Do you rate books? Why or why not? And do you think it’s just as important as the review itself or not at all? I want to know and please keep it civil. Just a fun post. No right or wrong answers here.
I’m not moving anywhere ever again! Whenever this house I’m sitting for is sold on the market, I come with the house! Total squatters rights! Unless they offer to buy me a house…then maybe, but till then, nope! Not going anywhere else. I refuse!
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