Mary Connealy and I did a tag-team set of blog posts over at the Seekerville blog about book reviews being like contest judging:
It never ends
Okay Students, Let's REVIEW
This isn't a pep talk, just to warn you. It's more like a reality check. We're not complaining about reviews, but we are trying to get writers to understand that it's not all 5-star fun and games once you're published, and that your weirdo contest judge comments might actually be useful one day when your book is on a bookstore shelf.