Friday, April 6, 2012

Follow Friday #3

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. They ask a question in which you answer, and then link up with them. After you post, you can go back to the other links to discover new blogs and friends!

Feel free to follow me via any one (or all) of my Networks on the side bar. Let me know in a comment how you are, and with your own blog link, so I can follow you back the same way :)

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

I personally have not. In fact, I usually research a book before purchasing it to see just how many bad reviews it has. That doesn't mean that if it has a lot of negative feedback I won't purchase it, but if it's 2 star book on Goodreads, chances are I'm not. It's just not in my budget to splurge on bad books. However, I do have friends on Goodreads who have in fact recently done this! So I know it's not unheard of. 
What about you?


  1. I totally agree- if I'm going to spend my money on a book I want to make sure its a good one. Normally, if everyone is saying a particular book is horrible, it probably is and so I tend to stay away. There are just too many amazing books with 5 star reviews to buy instead.

    My FF

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  2. It definitely depends on what it is about the book that people don't like. I personally am not a huge historical fiction fan, so those books generally aren't reviewed as highly as some others by me. But I know other people LOVE historical fiction, so my negative review might not apply to them.

    New Follower :)

    Feature & Follow at Radiant Shadows

  3. Great answer!
    I tend to, if I'm really unsure, get it out from the library or try and get a copy someplace to pre-read, but I only tend to buy the books that I really love, so I'm not going to be buying any books because of a bad review! I prefer to save and buy the ones I'm sure of!

    New follower of your lovely blog!
    My Follow Friday

  4. I think I follow similar standards. If a book has less than 3.5 stars on goodreads, I usually pass on it unless I'm really sure I'll enjoy it. Some of the classics are rated low on goodreads, so I figure it's okay to make exceptions. ;-)

    New Follower!

    My FF

  5. Hi I'm a new follower via GFC! Here's my fff:
    Have a lovely weekend! Thanks!

  6. Hope you have a great easter and weekend too! I meant to say before- Team Peeta! WOO!
    Thanks for following back!

  7. Nice answer. I agree with you, why waste money on a book that is likely to be bad! I might borrow a book that has bad reviews from the library if I think it might interest me, but with so many great books out there why bother reading the not so great stuff.

    New follower!

  8. I like to see a mix of opinions, and it gives me confidence in what I'm about to read.

    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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