Thursday, April 5, 2012

Follow Friday



Q: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?
A: I actually can't say I remember buying a book because of a bad review. Usually I am most swayed by positive reviews. I suppose if it was a really bad review I would be interested in reading it, but I wouldn't want to buy it, probably borrow it or get it from the library.

In other news: I am hosting my third annual haiku contest and I would love it if you guys would all check it out! Here is the link to the page for further information.

24 comments:

  1. Good point about the borrowing rather than buying.

    My FF

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  2. Yeah I agree, it would definitely be better to check it out of the Library or borrow it. But I will say I bought a book because of a bad review and I really enjoyed it :)

    I am a new follower via GFC and Linky!

    Here is my #FF Post: "Click Here"

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  3. Hi there :) just hopping through... Yes if it has quite a lot of bad reviews it's better to borrow.

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

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  4. I have never bought a book because of a bad review, love the library idea. Although when I check out books I always forget to take them back so it woulrd have been better for me to buy anyway. LOL new follower and I love turtles YOU ROCK!
    Krista
    http://bookreviewclub.blogspot.com

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  5. Exactly my thoughts, positive reviews may influence my thoughts but never really bad reviews. The most they'll do is pique my interest to check it out from the library.

    Happy friday :)
    My FF | Giveaway

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  6. I feel like I can only know for sure if I read a book myself, everyone has their own opinions and taste

    your newest follower,

    Kristin

    youngadultbookhaven.blogspot.com

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  7. I always want to buy books that have bad reviews but then there are always the books you realllly want to read and don't want to spend money on the bad books! You're right- library is a good option!

    New follower :-) x

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

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  8. Hopping through. :) I'm a new LinkyFollower!

    I often read books because of negative reviews, if it is a good review.. As in, the reviewer explains why they disliked it and I realize that these things are stuff I usually like. Or if it a book that everyone seems to have an opinion about. *g*

    Patricia // My FF

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  9. I'm a new follower.

    While I wouldn't particularly buy a book becasue of a bad review I will still buy it the plot seems interesting.

    My FF

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

    Here's my fff:
    http://bookwormmia.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-friday-1.html

    Thanks!

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  11. Im a New Follower!

    You are right it has to be a really bad review for it to make me interested not just a bad review.

    For My FF Click Here

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  12. Yeah, I'd go for the library option too. To bad I can't, lol.

    Older follower. Have a fab weekend!
    My #FF

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  13. Good answer, have a great week-end.

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

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  14. New follower here =)

    Reviews matter a lot to me. Not unless the book became controversial that I would really feel the need to read that book.

    http://iwrightleia.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-and-follow-friday-2.html

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  15. nre follower and great answer! have a wonderful weekend :)

    Shortskie
    My Follow Friday

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

    The Muggle

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  17. Doing the Peter Rabbit bunny hop and becoming a new follower.

    http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/

    Happy Friday!

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  18. New follower hopping through! Great post! I followed you through GCF, Networked Blogs, and Linky Tools - you can return the favour over at http://www.bethebooks.blogspot.com :) Happy Friday!

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  19. Following via Feature & Follow - nice to meet you!

    http://books.rachelcotterill.com

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  20. HI,
    New follower. Nice to meet you!! I would never buy a book Because of a bad review but I have read several with bad reviews and have loved them.
    My FF:http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-friday.html

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  21. New follower from FF. I'm a bookaholic! Yes, I can say that with pride! I would purchase a book even with a bad review because the favor or dislike falls on the reader’s interpretation and none will ever be exactly the same.

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