Thursday, April 5, 2012

Follow me Friday! #11

Hey guys!

It's time for Follow Friday!!! :D

Okay so this week's question is:

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

Answer: I can honestly say I haven't. I feel like if I were to read one or two bad reviews it wouldn't sway my opinion that much as to whether or not I read it (unless a bunch of my friends were telling me not to read it, since they pretty much know my taste); if a book sounds interesting, then I'm willing to give it a chance. However, if the majority of the reviews the book gets are bad ones (and by majority, I mean a lot of people have read it and said how they feel about it), then chances are a book's not going to be at the tippy-top of my list of books to read. 
To put it simply, I think reading bad reviews for a book will definitely get my attention and make me more aware as I choose my next book to read, but at the end of the day I still like to make my own judgements about it.
To put it even simpler: No. :)

That's all for this Friday (*cough, Thursday) folks!!! I'd love for you all to come back for the What's the Word? Weekend post I'll make either Saturday or Sunday!!! :D

X <3 O


  1. Hello! New GFC follower

    I can honestly say that I have and continue to read books that get negative reviews. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment!

    Here's Mine

  2. I agree! There has to be a majority of people either liking or disliking a book to have any sway over my decision to read it.

  3. I agree! Like a lot of people are gonna say, there's too many books I wanna read, that usually have good reviews. I don't want to spend time on a book with poor reviews.

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Yeah, I guess you have to keep room for teh book yu really want to read, right? Old follower hopping through!

    My FF Post

  5. I'm always drawn to the badly reviewed books, and that is actually how I have found some of my favs!

    My FF

  6. I have never purposely bought a book due to a bad review. Old follower! Here is my FF: Mom Reads My Books

  7. I have definitely read a book because of a bad review... I read a bad review on Wither by Lauren DeStefano and I was interested in reading it so I did and loved it!

    I am a new follower via GFC!
    Here is my #FF Post: "Click Here"

  8. Hi there :) just hopping through... I completely agree! Quite a few bad reviews and coming from friends will definitely make you wary of spending your money on a book.

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

  9. I feel like even if I see a book that has a bad review, I have to read it for myself, because everyone has their own opinions.

    your newest follower,

  10. I agree with you, I prefer to read books that have great reviews because I know there will be a possibility I enjoy it than these ones.

    old follower

    Here is mine

  11. I try not to read reviews, just because I don't want to get an opinion of them that might not mirror my own.

    Stop by my Follow Friday post!

    I'm a new follower!

  12. Hopping through. :) I'd like to follow you, but haven't found a LinkyFollower widget. If you add one, let me know? :)

    Patricia // My FF

    (Argh, just had to retype the captcha thing two times. I feel so stupid today LOL)

  13. Always nice to have friends with similar taste! Bad reviews often makes me wonder about the book, so I end up trying it..

  14. Heeeey, I've seen you around AW! Ha, awesome to bump blogs this way on a Friday :D

    Hah, I do fall for the bad reviews as much as for the raving ones. Something about extremes, I guess, they just speak to me, lol.

    New follower. Have a fab weekend!
    My #FF

  15. Have a great holiday week-end.

    here's mine:

  16. Definitely agree. I think reading reviews can help, but only if they say WHY they gave it the rating they did, so I can judge for myself. Some people hate things I like, and vice versa.
    New Follower.
    Here's my FF:

  17. New follower here =)

    Reviews matter a lot to me. Not unless the book became controversial that I would really feel the need to read that book.

  18. new follower and I must say that I adore your layout! Besides that, wonderful answer you gave! Have a wonderful weekend :)

    My Follow Friday

  19. I never bought a book because of a bad review either!
    I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.

  20. I've never bought a book because of a bad review! old follower!! here's my ff

  21. New follower hopping through! Great post! I followed you through GCF - you can return the favour over at :) Happy Friday!

  22. Following via Feature & Follow - nice to meet you!

  23. Thanks for the comments everyone!!!! :D

  24. Followed you from FF! <3 Wow I love your blog design!

    If you get a chance, check out my blog!

  25. New follower from FF. I agree with the majority on here, love your blog design.

  26. Just stopping by to say hi! Im new to FF and a new follower!
    Brianne @