Bad Book Reviews Podcast
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All authors get bad reviews, but sometimes a reader’s negative thoughts are too funny to take seriously. The Bad Book Reviews Podcast gives authors a chance to laugh off some rough critiques and talk about growing from critique, how we discuss books we don’t enjoy, and what makes a helpful book review. Alexis De Weese sits down with a different author each week to laugh off some of the silly bad reviews they’ve received and find a grain of truth in rough public opinion.
||CleanEp. 8 — Alison Hodgson||Alison Hodgson, author of The Pug List, is the patron saint of our show and has dropped by to talk about complexity as well as thriving on misery, complaints, and sadness.||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7 — Josh Harris||Josh Harris’ runaway bestseller has not entirely stood the test of time. He and Lex discuss how public critique helped him reexamine.||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6 — Aric Davis||Horror novelist Aric Davis talks about getting the details right and we learn what title tops The Worst Book List.||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5 — Jennifer Grant||Memoirist and children’s writer Jennifer Grant talks with Alexis about reading things we don’t agree with and being curious in our present public discourse.||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4 — Clay Scroggins||Clay Scroggins set out to write to ministry and community leaders, but some of his reviewers were looking for a little bit more. He and Alexis discuss reader expectations and how to process not meeting them.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3 — Shawn Smucker||Shawn Smucker’s insight and depth is not only relegated to his writing. This week the award-winning novelist joins Alexis to discuss what merits at least two stars and what does and does not go with scifi.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 — Bethany Turner||Romantic comedy writer Bethany Turner knew her Christian fiction novel was dealing with some edgy content, but did not expect the hilarious backlash that came her way.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 — Susie Finkbeiner||Award-winning historical fiction author Susie Finkbeiner talks with Alexis about what it feels like to get her first reader reviews, how her relationship to anonymous opinion has changed, and some public critique that might be a little, well, depressing||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 0 — Preview||The Bad Book Reviews Podcast gives authors a chance to laugh off some rough critiques and talk about growing from critique, how we discuss books we don’t enjoy, and what makes a helpful book review.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|