Friday, April 6, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday


Feature and Follow Friday is an awesome blog-hop hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read


This week's features are  The Talking Teacup and  Jess @ The Romanceaholic this week's question is:


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


The short answer is no.  Sometimes when I'm interested in reading a book I go to Goodreads and look at the overall rating of the book (based on how many have read it), I also read a few good and a few "bad" reviews.  I then try to figure out if I can live with the 'shortcomings' that others found.  For example, if a few people didn't like a book because the romance was too much, well, that's my kind of book!

If I'm reading a series that I started and I enjoyed previous books, I will read it no matter what :)

How about you?  Have you bought a book because of a bad review?



10 comments:

  1. I admit, I have bought books because of bad reviews. Sometimes it's to see what all the fuss is about, and sometimes its because it sounds good to me anyway and I want to give it a fair shot!

    Tara @ hey, Tara

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  2. I'm totally with you on the series. Even though I hated the Hush Hush books, I can't NOT finish because I have this thing where I must read ALL THE BOOKS. Drives me crazy sometimes!

    Thanks for stopping in!

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  3. I usually read a series book no matter what too. I feel like once you invest in the characters you can't just stop a series. My F&F

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  4. If I am in the middle of the series and the next one has bad reviews, I'd definitely read it anyway!
    New follower via GFC. :)

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  5. I think that's pretty much the only time I've bought a book with "bad reviews" as well - if it's part of a series that I've really been reading. I'd rather borrow!

    Thanks for stopping by! Followed you via GFC :).

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  6. I usually read a book depending on how much "I" want to read it.
    Old follower.(:
    My FF;
    http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/04/follow-friday-4.html

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  7. Hey, thanks for stopping by. Old follower. Your answer was longer than mine, haha. :D

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

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  8. Hopping through. my ff http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/04/follow-friday-12.html#comment-form

    new follower. happy friday!

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  9. That's a great answer, usually if I'm reading a series I'm the same way, I'll stick with the series no matter what and then decide for myself. I hate to start something and just not finish it.

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    My Follow & Feature Friday!
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  10. Exactly the way I feel - sometimes, I'm looking for something that others would prefer to avoid.

    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.

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