Thursday, April 5, 2012

Feature & Follow




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

My answer:
Well, first I have a confession. I am a Twilight junkie. Twilight is the book that rekindled my reading spark. I read those books and absolutely loved them. While looking for other books I might like in the same genre, I came across some reviews that likened them to the Sookie Stackhouse series, but in a bad way. The reviews stated that the Sookie Stackhouse series was a bad knock off of Twilight. And how they were just the worst books ever. Well, of course, after a review like that, I just had to find out for myself. I went immediately and bought Dead til Dark...and loved it! I do look at reviews when buying a book, but I use both good and bad reviews, then make up my own mind. 

This is a very interesting question, leave a comment and let me know your answer!

11 comments:

  1. I've never bought a book because of a bad review. I like to judge for myself. I'm a new follower by the way :)

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  2. I love that you disregard bad reviews- I wish they didn't effect me so much! I haven't read either series but I don't judge anyone who has and loves them!

    New follower :-)

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

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  3. 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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  4. I really liked the first couple of Charlaine Harris books - but after Bill goes all crazy, I just stopped reading them. :) It's fun to read books that you are surprised with!

    Happy reading this week!

    Follow Friday @ the Brunette Librarian's Blog

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  5. I've been eyeing the Sookie Stackhouse novels for awhile. I may have to cave and get one.

    New follower and, as a fellow red headed bookworm, I approve of your blog title.

    Here's my Follow Friday.

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  6. I didn't like either series very much, but similiar things happened to me before, too. Tastes differ after all. It's a little sweet how people say Sookie is a knock off of the Twilight series, though. *g*

    Patricia // My FF

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

    The Muggle

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  8. 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.

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  9. HI,
    Already a follower, but I don't think you are following me. I love your site!! It is so funny because the same thing happened to me with Twilight. I will always love this series. They opened up a whole new world of authors and books that I had no idea existed. I LOVE the books, the movies were just OK, but Robert Pattinson was worth it!!
    My FF:http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-friday.html

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    1. Hey, thanks for stopping by! I follow your awesome site under GFC as red headed bookworm!

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