Epilogue to “Stop Author Abuse!”

The BookChick

I’m going to say one other thing about the Lauren Howard issue and then I’m putting it to bed and moving on to other things.

I noticed that one of my GR ‘friends’ and her friends, vis a vis her comments on Howard’s book she marked as read, were on the one-star bandwagon. They posted comments and screenshots by Lauren’s friends from a verbal battle that occurred on Twitter. The back and forth between them got uglier and uglier.

I followed the trail and posted a comment suggesting that we as readers should rise above attacking one another. I remarked how Howard only asked a question which started the assault on her and I, from just reading her comment, didn’t see why the attack was lodged. I further went on to say that I felt sorry for Howard as a reader because her hard work won’t be seen by the…

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