Have You Ever Made A Substantial Mistake In Your Review?
As you can see from my ‘Currently Reading’ widget, I am reading The Shattered Dark by Sandy Williams right now. I really enjoyed the first book, The Shadow Reader, and have been looking forward to this second installment since I finished that first book back in October of 2011. When I think of that book, I not only think about how much I found it interesting and well written but I also think about the review I wrote for it. You see, a few hours after my review went live, I made a grave discovery: I had misspelled the main heroine’s name throughout my entire review. Yup. I did. I had already emailed the link to my review to the author and immediately sent another email apologizing to Sandy for having mis-written McKenzie’s name. (By the way, Sandy was awesome and said it’s been happening quite a bit and not to worry. Do I think she was full of it and just trying to make me feel better? Yes. But I was just glad she didn’t yell at me.)
That is a pretty bad mistake to make in a review but it’s not the worst one I’ve made…
The mistake I still cringe about happened in my review for A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang. Just thinking about it makes me want to cower in a corner… It was another instance of a mis-written name only this time around it was the main hero of the book, Brystion. Oh and it was written wrong in my entire review. Yup. The Whole. Damn. Thing. I had written Bastion. Freaking Bastion! That is pretty bad but That is not the worst part. The absolute worst part is WHO brought my mistake to my attention. You guessed it – the author, Allison Pang. She sent me a DM telling me in the nicest way possible that “it’s Brystion and not Bastion”. She even gave me a ” “! She was so good about it but OMG I wanted to die! I immediately went to change it but still. I would like to think it was a spell-check error since I made the mistake each time I went to write the hero’s name but really, it could have been me in a daydreaming mode. Not totally uncommon on my part.
So yeah…those would be my two most substantial mistakes that I have ever made in my reviews. How about you? Have you ever made a substantial mistake in your review? If so, who caught it?