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.