Keri Arthur: I love reading reviews because it's a good way of discovering what did--and didn't--work for readers.
Sandra Harris: Low and mid-star reviews are not always a bad thing. They can lend authenticity to the four and five star reviews you have received. Also, the reviewer sometimes mentions something that you as the author might not consider a bad thing. I have one 3 star review that called my novel a "Star-Trek like romance". I mean, what's bad about that?
Eleni Konstantine: The Australian Women Writers Challenge site gives me Aussie author names which I may not have come across.
The Australian Women Writers Challenge is a great way to read most of the Dark Siders. You can find our books listed on our individual pages, listed by genre, or check out the fabulous gallery of covers.
Mel Teshco: Reviews are important to help potential readers decide if your book appeals to them in any way. I have one book out there with no Amazon reviews at all and consequently its sales aren't great. On this note, if anyone reads a book and loves it (or even not) please leave a review, it's the biggest gift that a reader can give an author :)
Jenny Schwartz: With the Goodreads uproar, some reviewers and readers are testing the waters in alternative sites like LibraryThing (which has an established community), Riffle and BookLikes. I've recently joined BookLikes and the Tumblr-esque look of it appeals to me.
Shona Husk: I love talking about books that I enjoyed and I greatly appreciate it when readers take the time to write a few words about mine. Online reviews are the word of mouth of the internet age.
How about you? Do you have anything to say on reviews and reviewing? Any pet hates or unrealised dreams?