I finally caved to the pressure and picked up the book award darling of the year, Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, which has been nominated for every major SF award so far, and is likely to continue that trend for the rest of the year. 1,054 more words
I added my own advice as a reader who pays close attention to ALL reviews, and is a member of several Street Teams. Do not send your Street Team to harass ANY reviewer, "dislike" or "vote down," and/or leave "helpful comments" for the reviewer. Do not post an angry rant on your Facebook page or blog, decrying negative reviews. Say nothing. Do nothing. It all reflects back on the author and her/his good/poor judgment.