Friday, April 6, 2012

Follow Friday (19)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Its a way to get out there and meet new bloggers and discover new blogs. :)

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

I have to admit yes I have. I have bought, borrowed, and begged for some books with bad reviews, because I just had to see for myself if it was as bad as everyone else said it was. While there have been some that I thought were good that others hated with a passion, there were some where I did have to agree it was pretty bad.  

What about you guys? Do you pick and choose what to read by others reviews? Or do you read it anyway just in case you would like it?

18 comments:

  1. Love your blog. New follower.

    No, I have never read a book because it received a bad review. If I was interested in a book and I found out that it was receiving negative reviews, I would still read it.

    Have a great weekend.

    Here's my FF

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  2. I'm like that! I love reading books with bad press, just to see if they actually are that bad haha.

    New follower :) Love the design of your blog!

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  3. New GFC and FB follower..you're blog is adorable! I have never read a book because of bad review, but I've been seeing that many people have and kind of want to try it sometime lol. My F&F

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  4. What a cute blog! I love it! just saying hi from the hop-new follower! Lady Bluestocking@3500WordsPerPound

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  5. YES! I'm the exact same way. When others just HATE a book I HAVE to read it and find out if it's really THAT bad :D

    Thanks for stopping by! Following back :)

    Jess
    The Romanceaholic

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  6. Great answer, Melissa! I totally agree with you. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower too! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. I'm the same way sometimes - I just have to see for myself if it's as bad as everyone else makes it out to be. I usually try and get them as an eBook on sale though :)

    New Follower :)

    Kelly
    Feature & Follow at Radiant Shadows

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  8. I agree. I've done the same thing myself, it's like a bad train wreck that you know you're not supposed to watch, yet you just can't help watching through your fingers. It's like you have this need to know what all of the negative hype is all about, so you check it out. I've been there a few times, fortunately for me they've worked out most of the time, save a book or two here and there. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
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  10. For me, it totally depends on what the book is, and what reviewers say is bad about it...

    Following from FF - sorry it's taken me a while to get round to you! It's my first week joining in, I hope you might have time to visit my FF post.

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