These authors were on my to-read list until they supported making fun of reviewers and reviewers' opinions on books (because reviewers are stupid and don't 'get' my genius hurr hurr hurr).
I don't want them making fun of me (as opposed to my review?), so I personally won't be reviewing their books anymore just in case I accidentally fall into one of the bingo squares, which Howdy YAL so ingeniously dissects and asks 'what exactly is wrong with it?'
Rachel Craw - FUCKING HELL I ALREADY OWN YOUR BOOK
Sarra Manning - god damn it I love your books too.
Interestingly enough, some authors involved were already on my do-not-read list.
Look, authors, I get it. You absolutely despise reviewers who don't kiss your butt. Who have the audacity to bring all of their own life experiences into interpreting your book in a different way than what you intended. Who dare to use reviewing as a form of self-entertainment. Who dare to criticise in a way you don't find helpful.
But really, reviewers don't owe authors anything.
Thanks for reminding me of that.