I chose the topic of "truth" today to discuss my first published book review for the "Skipping Childhood" novel. I chose this phrase because I appreciate the truthfulness of what the reader had to say. Not only because the reviewer rated the book a 4-star, but because she was honest and candid enough to share her thoughts about the ending. The truth in her words (even the less than favorable ones) was not lost on me.
I celebrate the fact that a Reader has finished my book and posted the first Amazon review. I am happy that “Skipping Childhood: A Novel” received a four-start rating as well as the flattering things that were said about the book. But more importantly, I'm happy to have my book product page display evidence that someone is reading the book.
Hopefully, this is one book review that will soon be followed by many more. But until then, I’m appreciative to receive even one. To a self-published author, each and every review is like precious gold. All of them matter in one way or another; yes even the negative ones.