Karen over at For What It's Worth, along with Tiger from All Consuming Books, started this new meme called Book Blogger Confessions. Basically, it's where they ask a question on alternating Mondays, and bloggers can respond/confess the behind-the-scenes work on blogging and such.
This week's question is: 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, for one, certainly do love interacting with authors. In fact, I think Twitter is the best resource for that, and it provides such wonderful ways for readers and bloggers to get to know the author better and basically be awesome! :D It doesn't really change how I look at their books, though. Yes, I would definitely be more hopeful towards their books, but I would also not hesitate to give a book my honest rating. I might go in more optimistic, and add books that would've otherwise been neglected to my TBR list, though, as a result of these social exchanges, and that's always a good thing.
So, authors: I love being your friend! But please don't expect me to give your book a 5-star just because we talk regularly on Twitter. I wish I could give your book a 5-star, but I need to stick by honesty. We can still be friends, though! :D
So, what do YOU think about social networking with authors?
P.S. Wondering why this post is so short? Well, Jaime is getting on my case about reading Poison Study, and I really don't want to get on her bad side. :D