I was surprised that I am working on another post for this feature. This is my second under the same topic. I don't usually write much under this category, not the same week! But yes, after my Quarter Book Life Crisis post the other day, here I am again.. confused.
I have never thought that I would be plagiarized. It feels.. surreal. My blog is just an ordinary blog with ordinary posts but with extraordinary effort. I know how hard it is to write a review because I usually take hours to finish one. And the longest was my review of Hopeless by Colleen Hoover that took 4 drafting days just because I wanted it to give justice to the blasting emotions the book gave me. My first language isn't English, so I think that doubles the effort and I honestly NEVER imagined I would be *kind of* a victim of plagiarism.
This is my second time being plagiarized. The first one was early this year but I totally understand the reasons behind the incident. I easily let that go and yes, moved on. I know a lot of established bloggers who have been plagiarized also and they did an extensive research/monitoring/verifying before they called out the person who did them wrong. I won't be calling out my plagiarizer even though I know in my heart that our reviews have so much similarities. I even asked help from my blogger friends for opinions just to make sure that I wasn't over-reacting. The other person's review was not a literal copy/paste but I believe it was simply edited. I can still see some lines from my review but I don't have the courage to tell the person. I don't know. I might be just a little paranoid or blah. I honestly don't know what to do.
Here are some examples:
He's got the heart to love beyond what love means! HE'S IMPERFECTLY PERFECT! - from mine
He’s imperfectly perfect. He had he's equal share of pain. - from the other blogger.
It have given me the ultimate shock ever in my life coming from a book!
I was shocked and speechless.
she's the toughest, smartest, weirdest, funniest female protagonist I have so far encountered.
She's not like any other character that I've read in the past. She's funny, easy going and tough in the outside but soft and sensitive in the inside.
Magnificent novel, entertaining and moving.The flow of thought also shows some similarities but I cannot just bluntly say my review was copied. So, am I just exaggerating? Overreacting? Paranoid? I guess the main reason why I posted this is to ask ALL of you:
It was DEEPLY MOVING.
HOW CAN YOU TELL/SAY THAT YOU WERE PLAGIARIZED AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU WERE?