Do you read book reviews? Whose do you trust? Do they affect your reading habits? Your buying habits?
I do read book reviews. I quite enjoy reading them. I trust the book reviews of fellow bloggers or friends. I don't religiously read them. The book has to catch my eye in some way first. Or if the book reviewer and I have similar tastes then I always look out for that persons reviews. There are some I have learned not to trust. A few years ago (long before I took up blogging myself) I came across a fairly popular book blogger. I picked up a few books because of those reviews and I didn't enjoy them. These things happen mind you but I did eventually realise that every review on that blog was a positive one. Every book was amazing. You can't love every single book and I have learned to trust those who seem to give an honest opinion.
Book reviews do affect my reading habits a little. In the last few months my tr list has grown significantly because of it. I finally bought the Help because of lots of bloggers book reviews. It's a great way of discovering new authors or getting you to finally pick up that book you've been in two minds about.
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Good point. Honest reviews are important I usually always find there is some aspect of a book I didn't enjoy so I am always wary of the bloggers who's reviews are consistenly positive.ReplyDelete
You make an important point about bloggers or reviewers who only write positive reviews. I tend not to trust those because they don't seem really real. I also like to stick to those with similar reading styles because even if a book is good, I might not necessarily enjoy it.ReplyDelete