Feature and Follow Friday #2



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

A: No, Reviews matter a lot to me. Not unless the book became controversial that I would really feel the need to read that book.

63 comments:

  1. I'm always afraid to listen to bad reviews.. A review is just personal taste, so most of the times, I try to give it a show anyway. And they can make me anxious about a book, just to find out what all the fuss is about :P

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  2. Bad reviews can definitely be a put off from reading a certain book! I try and ignore them but if all a book has is negative comments then I think there must be a reason!

    New follower :-)

    My FF: http://pocketfulofbooksblogger.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/follow-friday.html

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  3. Wonderful answer! Thanks for stopping by, following right back C: Have a wonderful weekend!

    Shortskie
    My Follow Friday

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  4. Great reply!

    New follower :)

    Bri @ Kindling the Fire
    My FF (Make sure to enter my giveaways!)

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    New follower

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  6. Thanks for stopping by, I already follow your cool blog! Love it!
    Thanks
    Krista
    Book Review Club

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  7. Reviews matter to me too, but I generally go w/ my gut:) Thanks for hopping by earlier:)

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  8. I always use *good* negative reviews as a guideline. I've come across negative reviews in which the reviewer merely disliked the book because they don't like 1st person books (also many 'anti-gay' ones). Those things don't bug me! So if that's why someone disliked them I'll read them.

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  9. Controversial reviews always make me want to read it for myself as well!

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  10. I think everyone has their own opinion so even if people write bad reviews, I'll probably buy it and read it.
    Thanks for stopping by the blog; new follower. :)

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  11. Totally agree..I won't buy a book if it gets really bad reviews but I will check it out from the library!!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

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  12. That's a good answer! I always like to see what's going on with a book that has a lot of mixed reviews! Thanks for stopping by and following! I am following back via GFC :D
    Happy Friday!!!

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  13. True. But if I really really want to read a book, I will. Bad reviews won't stop me if I feel like the book is really something I would enjoy!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

    NEW Follower :D

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  14. Seems like that's what everyone's saying! Thanks so much for stopping by my FF :)

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Returned the follow. :)

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  16. Hi there, thanks for stopping by :D and great answer by the way!

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  17. I'm the opposite :) When so many of my friends HATE a book, I just HAVE to read it to see if it's really "that" bad :)

    Thanks for stopping by! Following back :)

    Jess

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    2. Exactly. If it became so controversial because of bad reviews, might consider buying it :D

      Thanks too =)

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  18. thanks for stopping by my blog. following on GFC.

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  19. Great answer. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower too! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, Irene! ♥

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  20. I agree. I don't let one bad review sway my opinion, but if the majority of people are saying a particular books is really bad then I'll most likely skip it.

    My FF

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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  21. Bad reviews sometimes make me curious. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following back :)
    Happy reading!

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  22. Reviews are important, but I have to read a lot to have them sway my opinion.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am now following you!

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  23. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!
    New email follower :)

    The Muggle

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  24. Hm, it depends on what the review actually says. I mean, a review saying something like "I hated this book because it was made of awesome" clearly won't make me NOT want to read the novel. *g*

    Patricia // My FF

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  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am now following your blog back.

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  26. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you too

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  27. Following from FF - it's my first week taking part, so I'd love it if you would check out my FF post :)

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    1. Sure Rachel. Thanks. Been busy this Holy Week. Will visit your blog now. =)

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  28. Thanks for visiting! Happy Easter! Old follower

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  29. Thanks for stopping by my post. New follower! Hope you had a good holiday weekend.

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  30. You are so right. Reviews matter and it's a labor of love to do one for our fellow authors. :)

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