Thursday, April 5, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #30

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee’s View and Alison at Alison Can Read. It is a great way for bloggers to make new friends and find new blogs to follow. Go to either blog, follow ALL the instructions and then add your link to the list. It’s just that easy!

This week’s question:

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

I can't say that I have. I know that sometimes a bad review might put a book on my radar, but I have never read a bad review and said to myself "I have got to have that book!" I try to read multiple reviews before making a decision about a book (unless I am reviewing it, then I avoid reviews so as not to taint my opinion). There can be so many varied opinions about a book that just one review doesn't always give me enough information about it. I know that there have been books that I have given "bad" reviews to that other reviewers have absolutely loved. We all have an opinion, varied as they may be.

Now for the follow fun! I have three ways available to follow me--Linky Followers, Networked Blogs and GFC. If you leave a link in the comment section, I will stop by and follow back! 

Happy Easter everyone!


  1. I agree with you, everyone has their own opinions. :)
    Here's my ff;

  2. Happy FF :)
    My friend Jamie and I had a read a horrible book review and the contrversy was like a drug addict going for her drug of choice....I couldn't resist I had to know what this book was all about.

    New Follower
    Happy Friday!!
    My FF

  3. Thanks for stopping by! Following back on Pinterest (I was already following all the other ways lol)


  4. I also like to read multiple reviews before making a decision to read a book; I think it's good to get different opinions.

    Happy Friday!

  5. Great answer. I've never bought a book because of a bad review. I like to judge for myself. I'm a new follower by the way :)

  6. Hi there :) just hopping through. Reviews are so individual that most times they don't sway my opinion.

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

  7. I agree with you it's quite the same thing for me too.

    Here is mine

  8. True, what may work for you, may not work with others. :D Here's mine.

  9. HI!! Thanks for stopping by our blog. Miss Vain said it best - the negative reviews on Fifty were too good to pass the book up. With reviews, it goes two ways with me. If a friend or trusted reviewers hates a book, chances are I won't read it. If a random review in negative, it tends to pique my interest.

    Old follower!

    Happy Friday!


  10. Yeah a bad review won't inspire me to read a book unless I already really wanted to read it. In fact I get sad when I read bad review on a book I really wanted to read. But every book is not for everyone, and that's what I try to say when I have to write a bad review. It's like almost anything else in life. Not everyone will like the same music or the same foods or desserts, so not everyone will like the same book.

    But there are a handful of bloggers I trust in their opinions. If I am curious about a book and they said it was kinda bad, I likely stay away from it!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  11. Thanks for stopping by. Varying opinions are what make me keep going to different blogs and GR to see if a book is worth it but then I still go by whether I want to or not.

  12. New follower via GFC under the name "Jenny Reyes"

    Here's my fff:


  13. I'm the same- I haven't necessarily read a book because of the bad reviews, but it has made me more aware of it and made me go and look up other reviews elsewhere!

    Now following on GFC, Networked Blogs and Linky. FOLLOW ALL THE WAYS!

    My FF:

  14. Wonderful answer and following right back attcha! Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful weekend!

    My Follow Friday

  15. Old follower hopping through.

    I'm not sure if I have bought a book solely based on one negative review, but I know that I have read books that got and maybe even because they got negative ratings. Sometimes because I simply wanted to judge for myself, sometimes because I knew that the stuff other people didn't enjoy were things I usually love. : )

    Patricia // My FF

  16. Good answer, I agree.

  17. new follower here =)

    My Answer: No, 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 hopping through! Great post! I followed you through GCF and Linky Tools - you can return the favour over at :) Happy Friday!

  19. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!
    New Linky follower :)

    The Muggle

  20. I agree, good answer.
    New GFC follower here. :)
    Check out my FF:
    Happy friday! ^^

  21. Hi! Thanks for following my blog! I always love reading multiple reviews of a book too to tell if i like it or not!
    Following back!

  22. Thanks for stopping by! I am now following you back. I will be sure to check out your pinterest page.

  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you by GFC.

    I agree everyone has a different opinion and one review never effects me either.

  24. I'm the same way--it will only put a book on my radar. Thanks for the follow; I'm now a new follower too!


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