Booking Through Thursday: Let’s Review

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The Booking Through Thursday question for this week is:

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?

A lot depends on who is doing the reviewing. A newspaper or magazine review, for instance, won’t carry as much weight as a blog review of someone I know to some degree whose tastes are similar to mine.

A lot also depends on the character of the review, the types of things the reviewer liked or disliked.

I have disliked books that have received rave reviews from others, and I have been surprised to see negative reviews of books I liked, so reviews probably wouldn’t sway me 100%, but they do have influence. I have books on my to-be-read list as a result of positive reviews I have read about them.

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7 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: Let’s Review

  1. Reviews don’t really affect my choices in case of books by my favorite authors, because I’ll read the books anyway. It’s when a book that I wouldn’t usually notice suddenly gets a lot of good reviews that I might be convinced to read that book. Happy BTT! 🙂

  2. Reviews affect me in various ways, too. I have to say that a lot of books I never heard of before have been added to my reading pile because a review introduced me to them.

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