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Follow Friday (31)

Apr
05

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

I’m not sure I’ve BOUGHT a book for that reason, but I’ve definitely checked out a book because of a bad review. As soon as I see something get less than three stars, I’ll search through Goodreads and Amazon reviews to see if people felt similarly or not. So I guess, in a way, bad reviews compel me to look further into a book, but I don’t recall ever buying a book because of a bad review.

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23 Responses to “Follow Friday (31)”

  1. I said no either, but I think I’m more like you. I do look into it further too, but it’s never a deciding factor.

  2. Yes, I can say I’ve at least picked up a book after a bad review. It makes me more curious, sometimes. New networked an RSS follower!

    My FF Post

  3. Amanda says:

    I’m the same way. I do buy them sometimes, but I am a bit pickier. Especially if what the negative review says is something that WILL bug me…but I know there are a few too many bloggers/reviewers who write negative things just to get a rise out of people. Sigh

  4. I have read a book because of a negative review because it sounded very intruiging to me and I ended up really liking it!

    I am now following you via E-mail!

    Here is the link to my Feature and Follow if you’d like to check it out: http://www.bengalreads.com/2012/04/feature-follow-1.html

  5. Reading Kelly says:

    A bad review will sometimes intrigue me to look further into the book, but I have not purchased a book because of a bad review. Here is my FF
    New follower via RSS! Happy reading!

  6. Bad reviews tend to prompt me to look further into a book as well. I am a new follower! Here is my FF: Mom Reads My Books

  7. I’m the same! I will check out excerpts and things out of curiosity for a book with bad reviews but won’t usually buy it!

    New RSS feed subscriber 🙂

    My FF: http://pocketfulofbooksblogger.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/follow-friday.html

  8. Patricia says:

    I’m not sure either if I’ve evern bought a book because of a negative review, but like you, I have at least paid them attention because of said negative reviews. *g*

    Old follower hopping through. 🙂

    Patricia // My FF

  9. Tarah Dunn says:

    Thanks for stopping by my response! I would check out a book at the library potentially, but definitely not buy. Have a good weekend! New follower.

  10. Yeah, I like to research books on Goodreads and my fave blogs too. If I am going to plunk down some hard earned cash, I want to feel pretty confident about the book:) Thanks for visiting, following you back!

  11. Shelley says:

    New followe via networked blog; http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/

    I rely on the library alot as well for those books that haven’t exactly received the best reviews. That way I’m not stuck with it!

    Happy Friday!

  12. Agreed – bad reviews have never stopped me from reading a book, but it has stopped me from buying one. I’d rather check it out from the library first and see if I enjoy it enough to purchase.

    Subscribed! Happy Friday :).

    My TGIF/F&F @ YA Books

  13. Shortskie says:

    Wonderful answer and I love your blog layout! New Follower C: Have a nice weekend!

    Shortskie
    My Follow Friday

  14. Following via Feature & Follow – nice to meet you!

    http://books.rachelcotterill.com

    PS I see you’re also doing the Socialpunk blog tour. Have you finished reading it yet? (I’ve just got the whole version on my Kindle)

  15. Markella says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m following you now too.

    I always look to see if a review is just one bad one in a million or the consensus. That might effect my purchasing the book. But, like you, I can’t think of a time I bought one because of a bad review.

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