Has anyone done this? If not, would you do it if asked? I've been asked before and dodged the request because the idea made me really uncomfortable. Mostly this is because I don't think I can be objective in this situation in the way I am when I buy a book for pleasure. When I write a review it's for other readers, and the author doesn't cross my mind at all. That's not going to be the case when the author has approached me directly and I already 'know' them to some extent on social media. But today I was asked again and I thought... if I get published, then I'll be asking bloggers and people with large social media followings if they want to read and review my book. Shouldn't I be willing to do the same? Is it hypocritical of me to avoid this? I do know I wouldn't post an unfavourable review on my blog. I would have to explain to the author that I didn't like their book enough to give it a good review, and how horrible would that be? I'm just after opinions really, to see if my reservations are justified or not. Edit: I've just realised Mckk might think this post is about her, because I bought her book and said I'd leave a review (which I haven't done yet because I have 4 million books in my to-be-read pile, not because I'm uncomfortable). It isn't about Mckk.