A great week
I really had a great bookish week. I managed to read a lot of books and two of them were fantastic (The Look by Sophia Bennett and The last boyfriend by Nora Roberts). This means that I was able to do a new book impressions post and another one will follow next week.
Reading great books is always a highlight in my life, so of course this week made me very happy and excited for reading more books. I hope that the next weeks will continue to be so good and exciting. The only not so great thing is that I'm still waiting for my copy of "The Industry" by Rose Foster. This time it's taking the book forever to get from Australia to Germany (I ordered via fishpondworld.com). I'm hoping that the book will arrive in the next days. As soon as "The Industry" arrives here safely, I plan to order "Disharmony" by Leah Giarratano, another Australian book.
Yesterday evening I got an email by an author who let me know that two of my reviews were reused, of course without any link to the original source. Two of the five reviews are from my blog and the other three reviews are also stolen. Once again I'm mad and sad that somebody stole my words. Even though my reviews might not be perfect because English is not my first language, I take pride in them. I work hard on my blog posts and nobody has the right to take my words away from me.
So far I couldn't find out the identity of the person who posted the reviews and couldn't even find an email address to contact someone (if you know a bit about wordpress and if you can find more info on the site, I would be very happy!). I contacted the person who seems to be in charge of the whole site via google+ and hope that she will take down the five reviews.
What I learned from this is that I should google my own reviews from time to time. This seems to be the only way to make sure that other people don't steal my content. What I also learned is that you can count on authors to make sure that your work isn't plagiarised. Thanks to all authors who care about reviews and the bloggers who write them.
How was your bookish week?