Friday, April 06, 2012

Follow Friday (10)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted at Parajunkee & Alison Can Read , used to meet new friends from the blogging world!


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

Uh... no. I have little time to read, so I always try to buy the ones that have better reviews (I always buy books based on them). But buying a book because of a bad review? Nope, never. If the book in question, though, has equal good and bad reviews, I always think it's worth a try. Because maybe the things people disliked won't be so blatant or non-appealing to me. Who knows?

17 comments:

Varsha Dinesh said...

New follower :) Your header is very sweet.
http://fictionflaire.blogspot.in/2012/04/follow-friday.html

Lauren B said...

Yes, most books have both good and bad reviews. You really can't tell if a book is good from one negative review.

Here's my Follow Friday. Stop by if you get a chance.

Book Slave said...

Hi there :) just hopping through... I'd never buy a book because of a bad review.

Here is my choice...

Feature & Follow

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

I follow you right back! :D

http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-1.html

Celine said...

Great answer! Thank you for stopping by my FF! I'm an old follower! :)

Beverley said...

Yeah, I tend to stay away from books with bad reviews!

Old follower, hope you'll follow my blog, here's my FF:
http://a-reading-daydreamer.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/feature-and-follow-friday-4.html

Jenny said...

New follower via GFC under the name "Jenny Reyes"!

Here's my Feature & Follow:
http://bookwormmia.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-friday-1.html#more

Thanks!

Mimi Valentine said...

LOL I feel the exact same way! x) There are just so many awesome-sounding books out there that I can't buy them all (unless I want to be more broke than I am LOL) so I always try to buy ones with better reviews too, however unfair that might be sometimes. (Because there are plenty of good books that get a lot of hate from the blogosphere!) But I've never bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review before either -- only because of good ones. :)

And that's a great point about books that have an equal amount of bad and good reviews! I'll definitely be thinking about that next time I browse books ;)

Amazing answer, Sophie! :) ♥ I hope you have a FANTASTIC long weekend! (Yay for Easter and chocolates and time to sleep in!)

Shae Carcar said...

I totally agree! I've bought books with so-so reviews before but never bad ones. Plus, I'm broke lol so when I DO have money I want to spend it on the good stuff: Candy and epic reads with awesome reviews hehe... Thanks for visiting my blog! Old follower :)

Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

Ajoop. S said...

You're so right! Especially when I'm on a limited budget (which, being a student, I'm always on), the books with the best reviews get a higher preference. But sometimes, even an awesome-sounding premise with really bad reviews could get my attention. I might buy it in spite of the negative reviews and sometimes I end up liking it! Happy Easter, Sophie :) Old follower!

Blueicegal ♥ said...

I'm quite picky with my books, so no way would I buy a book due to negative reviews. If they point of things as negatives that don't really apply to me, then, of course, I would reconsider :)

Lu said...

Hopping by to say have a great weekend!
New email follower :)

The Muggle

yarereviews said...

Love your header.:)
I agree w/ you and btw, new follower yay :D
My FF;
http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/04/follow-friday-4.html

veela-valoom said...

I'm like you! With limited time and resources, I want to find the BEST books to read.

My follow friday

Old follower

Patricia said...

Hopping through! :) Yeah, I never buy books solely based on one negative review either, but if a book gets strong responses, I just need to know what the fuss is about.

Patricia // My FF

Rachel Cotterill said...

New follower from Feature & Follow, pleased to meet you! It's my first week signed up, I'd love it if you came by to visit :) Link to my FF post.

Mariann at Belles Book Bag said...

New follower. I wouldn't by a book just because it recvd. bad reviews. I would by the book because I was interested in it regardless of the reviews, good or bad.
My FF: http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-friday.html

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