Reviews should always be constructive (because, if nothing else, this is someone’s baby you’re talking/blogging/writing about), but that doesn’t mean they should all be glowing. Because, when you do get your teeth into that wonderful book, the one that you’ll forgo food, drink and outside life for, you need to be able to shout about it above the din. And people need to be able to hear it (which is why I only share the reviews of books I’ve thoroughly enjoyed on this blog).So, if you don’t already, do take 5 minutes when you finish your current read and let the author know (through Goodreads or Amazon etc) what you thought about the plot, the characters, the writing, the pace, the style, or the feelings it evokes in you. Because it’s not just the author you’re benefiting, but other readers too. Readers just like you.