I do what I like here on my own blog. I don't like being a literary critic, I like reading books and thinking about them and applying them to my own life. I don't like reviewing books, I like recommending books. If I read a book I don't want to recommend, I don't usually mention it here.
I especially liked this list of questions from Shannon's post:
Where did the story fail you? Where did it work for you? So, what does that say about you? What were you hoping for? What did you need from the story? If you're a writer, what does that tell you about what kind of a story you want to write? For me, this kind of responding is just about how I think about the book. Instead of thinking, "The author really dropped the ball on the ending," I try thinking, "What did I want out of the ending instead of what I got? Why did I want that?"If you feel like chattering about questions like these about a book you've just read, and then you email that to me, I might even post your guest review. Just let me know. Email address is in the sidebar.