It would appear that a few of the bullies have begun to attack her books. This made me curious. Mostly because Sherry Bach is NOT a member of Goodreads, nor has she ever been. At least, that is my impression.
So why would she be a victim of the Goodreads bullies?
I decided to try and get to the bottom of this so I went to check out Sherry's books on Goodreads. I saw these comments under her books. Check them out.
But again, if Sherry has never been a member of Goodreads, then why would the bullies target her? Better yet, how did they even find out about her? So I dug a little deeper. I ended up going to her books on Amazon. This is when I saw it. A comment left by Christine M. Irvin on one of Sherry's books, "Abundant Christmas".
The review was not personally attacking Sherry, so kudos for that, right? However, the review itself wasn't very kind.
Now, I personally have no problem with Christine's review. Since she purchased the book, she has every right to review it, and to be completely honest in the review. It is obvious though, she had a hard time keeping up with the characters and such. One such problem was she thought two characters were one and the same. Maybe Sherry failed to distinguish that "Callahan" and "Callie" were two different people, brother and sister. But for some reason, Christine found it "odd" that the siblings were named so close to each other and yet, they weren't twins.
I find it odd that Christine would think this.
But then Christine seems to be disappointed that there was only one mention of what Callahan learned in church one day about Christmas. Christine seems to think that Sherry should have included more "religious" undertone in the story. I suppose as a paying reader, Christine has every right to hold certain expectations and to mention she was somewhat disappointed when those expectations weren't met.
Then I get to the end and see that Christine is a reviewer for "Christian Children's Book Review". This explains a lot to me.
All in all, I see nothing wrong with Christine's review. I really don't. But as I scroll down further, I see why the bullies have taken it upon themselves to go after Sherry Bach. It would appear that Sherry had a little something to say about Christine's review. Check it out.
Now, on a personal level, I don't think Sherry should have responded in such manner, but I am not Sherry. I do think Sherry has every right to respond though.
At this point, I am thinking from a commonsense perspective here. Seeing how Sherry has responded, I am inclined, as a potential reader, to maybe not wanting to buy / read Sherry's book, but if I did buy / read Sherry's book, I probably wouldn't be too motivated to leave a review, especially if I didn't care for it much. But do I want to get involved with her and Christine's situation? Well, seeing how Christine never responded, probably because the response by Sherry was three years after the fact, there's a pretty good chance that Christine doesn't even know that Sherry even responded, so the answer is, why would I even bother commenting to Sherry? It would only be picking a fight that has nothing at all to do with me, right?
The commonsense choice would be to just let it go, and move on.
But no, that would be too easy to do. At least, too easy for a bully. Once a bully stumbles across this, you can bet your left leg they won't stay out of it. Oh no, they can't keep their noses out of other people's business. They have to go and make it THEIR business too. See for yourself the comments left by the bullies.
Not only does this have nothing to do with them, (Tina and Three R's) but they aren't even paying customers, or readers. It would appear that "Tina" and "Three R's" can't refrain from just simply keeping their big noses out of other people's squabbles. (Or whatever) And just like the bullies that they are, they take it upon themselves to also try and become "judge, jury and executioners" of Sherry Bach's career. But here is the thing, "Three R's" comment doesn't even make any sense. She accuses Sherry of calling Christine an "atheist" when in fact, as you read for yourself, no such thing was mentioned by Sherry. This is how the bullies operate though, they spread lies like a California wild fire. Then "Tina" accuses Sherry of trying to "drum up sympathy sales".
Shake. My. Head. And. Roll. My. Eyes!
Was this really necessary? Did "Tina" and "Three R's" really need to open their big effing mouths about it? Did they need to get themselves involved? My answer is no! A big fat NO!
So why did they? Why did "Tina" and "Three R's" get involved with something that is completely none of their business? because they're bullies, that's why! That's the only reason it could be.
This explains why Linda Hilton, Miranda, Shelby, and the notorious bully herself, Shoshana Bick have taken it upon themselves to attack Sherry Bach. And they are not even Sherry's readers. They haven't even read the book. Yet, they showcase bad behavior by rating Sherry's books. These are false ratings. This clearly displays how these bullies lie, lie, lie. This also shows what these people are all about, the hate.
Then I start to realize that the only reason these bullies do it is because they are lonely little people in the world with nothing better to do. They have nothing at all in their little pathetic lives except the pleasure to get onto the internet and start picking fights, and hating. They have nothing else to do but to get involved with other people's squabbles.
They think so little of themselves (especially Shoshana) that to try and even make themselves feel special or important, they run all over the internet to try and find more authors to attack and more books to falsely rate. They only do this to try and make others feel as shitty about themselves as they do. That and the fact that they are jealous of other people's talent when they themselves have none.
This is all these bullies have to offer the world, and at last glance, the world doesn't need them. Don't try and tell that to the bullies though, they have actually convinced themselves that they are important and bullying authors is their job. They actually believe they were born to judge other people's behavior with their own brand of "bad behavior". And if they really believe that no one is buying Sherry's books, then why do they even bother making a comment? Or bother attacking it?
As for me, I will agree with author Anne Rice in the next screenshot.
Well said, Anne, well said.
As for the bullies? They are the ones who need to really get a life.
I'm Carroll Bryant .... and this is The Looking Glass.
Things We Learned Today:
* Christine M. Irvin had every right to her review
* Sherry probably would have been wise to not respond
* Sherry still has the right to respond (as do all authors)
* It's between Sherry and her reader, Christine, the bullies need not join in
* The bullies did join in and made what isn't any of their business, their business
* The bullies leave fake ratings
* The bullies are liars
* The bullies have no self restraint
* Haters gonna hate
* The bullies just need to stop with their self righteousness
You can check out some of Sherry Bach's songs at the following link: