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Q: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?
I don’t think so or for now it’s not the case. Sometimes I’m sure I’ll like the book because I really enjoy the synopsis and the cover but it’s not about the bad review. It’s true there is a book I was curious to read because everyone doesn’t like it, but at the end I didn’t try it, because I have a lot of great books to read before. Maybe one day.
I definitely understand about having too many great books to read first before snagging a book that others thought was terrible! I tend to buy the books with bad reviews when I’m getting burned out on books in my queue and need something “different”.
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I agree with your answers too! Sometimes pretty cover and intriguing summary will make me buy a book even though the reviews on the book are not always positive. Thanks for stopping by my FF!
That’s so true! Buying a book just BECAUSE people didn’t like it isn’t such a great idea.
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Hi there 🙂 just hopping through. I try to form my own opinion on books, but if it’s a terrible review with valid points then I might read more reviews to see if it truly is bad.
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Yeah, I check out Goodreads a lot before buying anything- but sometimes that doesn’t work at all. Like a lot of people on GR hated Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, but I totally adored it. Guess we need to read the book to form our opinions.
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Oh I haven’t seen any bad review about this one yet. I agree with you.
Me either. I like to read reviews on books I am leary about! ANd if there are too many negative reviews I won’t buy it. That being said, there might even be positive reviews I’ve read regarding books and I come to the conclusion it’s not for me!
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Reviews can be so varied, it depends on the book and the review! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Old follower.
I agree but it’s just I won’t buy a book only for a bad review. I need other things for that.
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I wish I could challenge you to read it. 😉 You never know, it might be the best book you’ve ever read!
But at the same time those TBR stacks/lists are sometimes crazy so I understand.
lol I could read a book that has a lot of bad reviews, but I don’t read a book because it has a bad review. lol you understand what I mean?
I can’t imagine buying a book because of a bad review. I might check one out in spite of a bad review, but I wouldn’t go so far as to actually buy one! 🙂
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New follower hopping through! Great post! I followed you through Linky Tools – you can return the favour over at http://www.bethebooks.blogspot.com 🙂 Happy Friday!
If it’s a bad review from a friend, then I wouldn’t buy the book. If it’s a bad review from a random person, or if it’s filled with personal attacks, then I still want to read the book.
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Oooh, french reviews! I planned to learn French.. I think I should follow you and hope to understand three of threehundred words. XD XD XD I’m so bad with languages, even my own native language (German) seems incredibly hard sometimes LOL
I think.. Hmm.. I read books because of negative reviews. Either because I wantto know what the fuss is all about or because the negative reviews are really good and state why the reviewer didn#t enjoy the novel, which might be stuff that I generally enjoy (dark settings etc.) :3
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lol I write in both languages hopefully. German is a little too difficult for me, I think I’ll stay with french and English (even if my English isn’t perfect lol).
EXACTLY! Sometimes I read a book in spite of a bad review, but never because of one — although I have to admit that I’ve avoided a ton of books because of bad reviews x) But negativity is never the best selling point LOL! Still, if there are a bunch of bad reviews for a book and one really, really good one, I might want to read that book just to see what it’s about, like you! 🙂
That’s the perfect answer for this question, I think! I hope you have an amazing weekend, Mel! 🙂 <3
Ah mimi you’re like me!!! lol thank you so much, have a wonderful weekend as well.
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.
PS I love your header – where is that amazing building??
hmm Japan maybe? I don’t really know… graphic artist create the header for us.
I’m so late responding to this – sorry, crazy week!
What you said is spot on. I get the book because the cover and synopsis draw me in, not because I want to see whether it merited that particular bad review.