6 April 2012

Follow Friday #17

Follow Friday is a weekly event hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. This is a great way to discover new blogs and make new friends! This weeks featured are The Romanceaholic and The Talking Teacup.

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

The only time I actually look at reviews is if I can't decide what to read whether to buy them or from my TBR pile. Then I go for the one that has more good reviews and tend to stay clear of the bad reviewed books. If it's my TBR pile I always put off reading the ones that mainly get bad reviews but then sometimes I am pleasantly surprised and then other time's I agree.

The thing is about ANY book is not everyone likes them so every book out there will have a bad review as we readers all ave different opinions so we shouldn't be put off by a bad review!


  1. First off, OMG I love your header!!

    Second, I definitely agree with you that bad reviews have to be taken with a grain of salt. I totally understand reading the ones that people rave about first though! My sister does the same thing. I, on the other hand, tend to like a really bad book every now and then, the same way I might wish to watch an incredibly cheesy movie after watching a bunch of blockbuster hits...

    Thanks for stopping by! Following back (Blogger, Linky, and GR)

    The Romanceaholic

  2. I agree reviews are a reflection of people's opinions and everyone has different views of books. One person's terrible book is another's masterpiece.

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

  3. Definitely agree. Sometimes everyone will be trashing something and I will end up actually liking it :) New Follower
    Here's my FF

  4. Hi Kate!

    I just dropped by to tell you that you have a blog award from me here:

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Mia @ Bookwormmia.blogspot.com

  5. True! There are some books in my TBR pile that I've read bad reviews about. But like I say when I have to write a "not so shining" review, I just say it wasn't for me. Although sometimes I think other people can be harsh with their negative reviews.

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  6. I'm kind of similar to you, I tend to get put off if the book has bad reviews

    I'm an old follower, hope you'll stop by my FF:

  7. Yeah I agree- everyone likes different things and bad reviews don't really mean much unless the book ONLY has bad reviews...which usually means all different types of readers disliked it!

    New follower :-)

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

  8. New follower!

    Very true. Books can have varied reviews.

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

    The Muggle

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

  11. New follower here :)

    Very good point about the bad reviews. I know there are some books out there that I loved that other people hated! You can't always go by the reviews!


    Please follow back if you can :)

  12. Old follower hopping through. Great answer! Tastes differ, period. *g*

    Patricia // My FF

  13. I agree with you but I think I haven't buy a book only for that.

    Here is mine

  14. I totally agree with you. :D
    Because everyone had another opinion about a book. And if I like a book even 100 people don't. It don't say that I don't read this book. :D


    My FFF

  15. 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.

  16. New follower from the FF :) Great blog!