This week’s question is suggested by Puss Reboots:
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?
Reviews play a part in what I want to read... especially if it's an author I'm unfamiliar with. Of course, it depends on the reviewer as well, just like taking recommendations from friends. I have one friend whose tastes are so far removed from mine that when she tells me, "I loved this book," I know not to get it because the odds are I will hate it. (No, blogging buddies, it's no one from online). That said, there are a lot of reviews I've read on LASR Review Site that have made me go.. hmmm... I need to check that on out. On the other hand, there have been some, even though the review has been good and the reviewer loved in, I can tell I probably wouldn't.
I enjoy reading reviews, but I wouldn't let a bad review keep me from reading a book I wanted to. I've had too many cases where I know someone absolutely hated a book and I enjoyed it immensely. Reviews are subjective, after all, and what one person hates (or loves), others differ. That's important to keep in mind.
Go check out the free short story that Marianne is sharing with us today.
|Your Vibe Is Secretly Sexy|
Sexy isn't exactly a word you'd use to describe yourself
But you have a quite allure that certain men feel appealing
You don't need to flaunt your stuff to be sexier
A little more confidence in yourself, and you'll really light up a room!