I will be perfectly honest here--I love hearing people say that they loved my book. I have written and published twelve books, (not including my stories in several anthologies) so I have lost count of the number of times someone has said that about one or the other of my books.
With that said, I periodically check the reviews on Amazon. Authors are continually told how important reviews are. "Authors live and die by reviews. Readers like to see lots of reviews before they buy a book." So do I! However, there is a disparity between the number of reviews my books have and those who have said they love this or that book. I guess I getting down on my knees and begging.