Friday, April 6, 2012

Follow Friday


Q: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?

No, I can't say that I have. Bad reviews don't really deter me from reading a book, but I've never gone out of my way to read something just because people didn't enjoy it.







17 comments:

Abria Mattina said...

I only let bad reviews deter me if they're all complaining about the same thing and that thing happens to be a deal breaker for me (ex. instalove, lack of research, etc.)

Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

For certain books, like Fifty Shades of Grey, the negative reviews make me stay as far away from those books as possible. I don't think I would ever buy a book because a bunch of people didn't like it.

Anna @ Literary Exploration

Ajoop. S said...

HAHA. I agree. But if I really feel like reading a particular book, the bad reviews don't stop me B)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend :)

Kah Cherub said...

same here. I'd rather see for myself if it interests me. :) I'm a new gfc follower!

yarereviews said...

Same here, I like to have my own opinion for a book.
New follower.
My FF;
http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/04/follow-friday-4.html

Kate @ Kates Book Life said...

I agree!
Thanks for following following you back :)

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

I'm the same. A bad review has never necessarily made me want to read a book more.

Here's my Friday Hops

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

Lady Bluestocking said...

Old follower, saying hi from the hop! Happy reading this weejend! Lady Bluestocking@3500WordsPerPound

Cherie Colyer said...

I agree with you.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I followed back.

veela-valoom said...

They can deter me if it's a reviewer I know and trust. I don't understand the "reading because a bad review" thing. I want to read GOOD books!

My follow friday

Jennifer said...

Great answer! For me it depends on how well-written the review is and whether I respect that reviewer's opinion.

Old follower.

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/04/follow-friday-22-and-tgif-11.html

mariska said...

That is my anwer as well. But I think a lot of people share that answer.

Mariska
My FFF

Lauren B said...

I stay away from reviews too.
Thanks for stopping by and I'm following back.

Captain Biscuits said...

Followed back.
That makes complete sense.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Following from FF - sorry it's taken me a while to get round to you! It's my first week joining in, I hope you might have time to visit my FF post.

Ashley said...

It really depends on the book as to whether I let bad reviews deter me from purchasing or not.

New Follower! :)

Morganville94 said...

Oh wow, I love your blog!

I haven't purposedly bought a book because I want to prove that it's not bad, but I am curious to why people would say it's bad.

Sorry for the late FF reply! Thank you for stopping by my blog, I'm following you back :)

Natasha @ Dreamland Teenage Fantasy