I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I can do to make my content as unbiased as I possibly can. Because the posts are based on my feelings and opinions there is no way to totally escape being biased, but I feel like there are some things I can do to mitigate that situation.
First of all, it’s very important for me to not have a rating system for the books that I’ve read. There will not be a number of stars assigned to any particular book. Everyone has a different idea of what style of writing or story line pleases them, which means it’s not my decision to make for the reader whether or not they will like a book. Take me for an example: most books that are written in the first person drive me crazy, so I more than likely will not like it unless it’s flawlessly thought out (but that fact about me shouldn’t deter you from reading a book in the first person.)
And secondly, I want my posts to revolve around different reasons why I liked or disliked a book so that the reader can decide if it’s a book that they would want to start reading. If I end up not totally enjoying something I’ve read I want to make sure that I try to talk not only about the aspects I didn’t like, but also the parts that I had a positive reaction to [refer to my post about Idaho.] It’s not necessarily an author’s fault that I didn’t enjoy the book, but my feelings are my feelings and I can’t help it.