Thursday, 17 January 2008

Let's Review . . .


How much do reviews (good and bad) affect your choice of reading? If you see a bad review of a book you wanted to read, do you still read it? If you see a good review of a book you’re sure you won’t like, do you change your mind and give the book a try?

I am more effected by good reviews than bad. Since discovering book blogs on the internet my TBR pile is growing at an alarming rate. If someone recommends a book I usually want to read it. If I read a bad review of a new book by an author I know I'll buy it anyway and make up my own mind. If I'm interested in a book and read a bad review I usually read the first page or two and decide form that.

I love reading reviews but I must admit I prefer reading them after I have read the book. I like to find out what other people thought, what they did or didn't like about it and how it left them feeling.

3 comments:

  1. I'm so glad I'm not the only one whose TBR pile has grown exponentially since staring blogging. If mine were ever to collapse on me the avalanche would finish me off!

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  2. Yes, I am also truly shocked at the size of my TBR list. Eek! But I just can't stop adding to it--I might miss something!
    Visiting from BTT,
    SmallWorld

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  3. I often read reviews after finishing a book too. It is often better because you can read other's opinions after you have formed your own. Have a great weekend!

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I adore comments, so thanks so much for taking the time. I'll try and return the favour :D