When asked a direct question about a specific part of a book I was able to reply in depth, but overall it's much more difficult for me. The same conundrum occurs when I rate something on Goodreads. I almost always give every book a 4 or a 5. I feel like if it was good enough to be published or I like the author or it's in a series then of course it deserves a high rating. The same could be said for my movie feedback. When I see movies I almost always give positive ratings at the end. My best friend likes to rate movies after we watch them and I rarely give anything below a 7 and she rarely gives anything higher than that. Is it because I'm too easy on the body of work, whatever it might be? Possibly. Could it be that I HATE getting criticism of any kind and tend to react negatively (at least on the inside)? Probably. But mostly it's because I'm still getting the hang of being edited myself, let alone editing a peer of mine in the writing community. I will, of course, beta read your work if you ask me. I will tell you my honest opinion in the most positive way possible, but I will never, ever critique you in a harsh way or go on and on about what I didn't like. We are all authors here and we need to look out for each other. I guess it's just not in me to do it negatively.
Are you a beta reader? Any advice?