What Makes a Good Critique Buddy?
Only two of the four are writers, the other two just read a ridiculous number of books, and like the genre in which I write.
Do they contradict one another? Heck yes. Do they sometimes love and hate totally different aspects of the books? Definitely. But where they agree and disagree is part of their usefulness to me as beta readers. I think if they all only liked the same exact kinds of books, I wouldn’t be able to see the subjectivity of taste so clearly. On the other hand, if they were overtly hostile to what I’m trying to do, they couldn’t help me, either.