Book Blogger Confessions is hosted by Karen at For What It's Worth and Tiger at Tiger's All Consuming Media.
This week's question: Social networking with authors: Do you interact on Twitter/Facebook/etc with authors? Does it affect how you review their work or do you look at their books differently because you're on friendly terms with them?
I do interact with authors--primarily through Twitter, but there are a couple on Facebook. The longer I'm on Twitter the more authors I find and interact with. I don't know if it's good or bad, but it does effect how I review their work. The more authors I interact with the more cautious I am about what I say when I'm reading their books. A while ago I changed the way I post reviews and now only review books I really enjoyed reading (with a few exceptions). So I try not to comment on a book via Twitter or Facebook if I'm not going to review it. Part of this change was because I found myself interacting more with authors. As an aspiring author I put myself in their shoes and decided this was the best course of action.
However, I recognize that just because I don't necessarily care for a book doesn't mean everyone won't. For those authors that I'm on friendly terms with I will promote the heck out of the book(s) and encourage others to give them a try. Also, with an author that I interact with regularly via social media I will at least attempt to read anything they write. If I liked their books once there's a fairly good chance I'll like another, so I figure why not give it a shot!