For the record, my books don't hold 350 or 35 gallons. 3.5 ounces, possibly, and that's only because I use matte covers instead glossy. Glossy isn't as absorbent.
(FWIW, don't leave your print proof in the wine-glass spill zone.)
In all seriousness, I love getting reviews. I'd like to get more. I very much appreciate everyone who leaves a review. I really, really appreciate those who leave reviews encouraging others to buy the book (especially the non-spoilery reviews). What? That confession should surprise no one. Good reviews make me feel good. Less-than-awesome reviews, I skim to see if there's anything useful in them, then move along. I go back and re-read the good ones on days when my confidence falters.
As the author, I am not the target audience for a review.
I am a beneficiary.
A book review isn't written for me. It's written for other readers who presumably like the genre. Doesn't mean I don't read the reviews (let's be honest, it's not like I have hundreds of them; though, that would be cool). It absolutely means I don't respond to them because it's not my sandbox.
Let me say it again, I appreciate reviewers
for taking the time to leave a thoughtful review.
So when it comes to reviews, I'll take 'em. The good, the bad, the meh.
For all you who leave reviews, thank you!