Thursday, April 5, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday (3)

It's been a few Fridays since I joined in Feature & Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. But I figured it was time to join in again.  You can find out more about the hop by checking in at either of the blogs and signing up:  Feature & Follow Friday on Parajunkee's View or Feature and Follow Friday at Alison Can Read

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

I have.  I can't name a specific book at this moment, but I wish I could.  But I know there was one from a blog where I was so intrigued by the bad review that I had to read the book. I think I remember thinking the book was okay, nothing bad, nothing spectacular, but I found out for myself and I remember the blogger encouraging her readers to do just that.  You see we all ahve differing experiences with books.  I may love a book and you will hate it.  I may hate it and you will love it.  We both may love a book.  Who knows.  But that's what makes things fun.  I do take bloggers recommendations seriously and if they show me something seriously flawed with the book I will avoid it like the plague.  But if it's just a conflict with the plot then I am likely to explore the book for myself.

 What do you do?  Leave me a comment that links to your post or that tells me if you have bought a book because of a bad review.  If I happen to think of the book I bought I will add it.


Alissa said...

I'm actually more hesitant to buy a book if it gets too many good reviews. When a book has a lot of negative reviews, it just makes me curious!

Anonymous said...

I've never bought a book because of a bad review. I like to judge for myself. I'm a new follower by the way :)

The Brunette Librarian said...

I love having a different opinion about a book with someone - gives you more to talk about :)

Happy reading this week!

Follow Friday @ the Brunette Librarian's Blog

Tribute Books Mama said...

Just blogging by, have a great week-end.

Patricia said...

I sort of have, too. I don't remember which either, but I know that I have read (if not bought) books because of negative reviews. *g*

Old LinkyFollower! :)

Patricia // My FF

♥♥♥irene♥♥♥ said...

new follower here =)

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

Lu said...

Hopping by to say have a great weekend!
New Linky follower :)

The Muggle

Reve @ YA Books said...

I've never bought a book solely BECAUSE of the bad reviews. But I don't let bad reviews stop me from reading books - I just borrow them normally.

New follower here! Happy Friday :).

My TGIF/F&F @ YA Books

Rachel Cotterill said...

Following via Feature & Follow - nice to meet you!

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