Thursday, April 05, 2012

Follow Friday (15)

Is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

This is a blog hop for bloggers to get to know other bloggers, & to help some gain more of a following and support system for their blog. It looks like it should be a lot of fun. To join in, go to the host's page and follow the steps they have posted up there. =D

This week's question is...

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

Nope. Can't say that I have ever bought a book because it got a bad review. I have bought books regardless if they have gotten a bad review. The main example I can think of is when I bought 'Wings' by Aprilynne Pike. I had read nothing but bad reviews on this book, but I decided to get it because it still appealed to me and I turned out to love it and really look forward to reading the next book. I tend to buy books regardless of their reviews if I am interested in them because I want to be able to make my opinion of them. =D

What about you? Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?

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23 comments:

The Romanceaholic said...

I've bought books in spite of bad reviews as well, but I admit, usually it's more a case of the bad reviews are what caught my attention the most lol I'm a sucker for punishment and have to see if they're really THAT bad (and yes, usually they are lol)

Thanks for stopping by! Following back on GFC, Linky, and Twitter :)

Jess
The Romanceaholic

Cassie S. said...

@The Romanceaholic: LOL, I can't say I'm a sucker for punishment. I tend to get really frustrated if the book is really bad and just start skimming through it. Thanks for the follow back. =D

I loved your blog by the way.

Vanya D. said...

Yeah, I'm with you totally.
Although I didn't like any of Aprillyne Pike's books.

Oh well. :)

Stop by my Follow Friday post!

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Yeah usually I read good and bad reviews of a book and bad reviews don't usually persuade me not to buy it. Sometimes a really good bad review will make me want to read it though.
My FF

Book Slave said...

Hi there :) just hopping through. No me either.

Here is my choice...

Feature & Follow

Jenny said...

New follower via GFC under the name "Jenny Reyes"!

Here's my Feature & Follow:
http://bookwormmia.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-friday-1.html#more

Thanks!

Lauren0025 said...

To an extent, I agree. If I have luke warm feelings about a book and the general review consensus is that it's "bad" I won't get it. But if the story intrigues me a lot then I'll get it regardless of the reviews.

Thanks for stopping by

Ems said...

I just checked that one out at the library...hoping I like it!

Thanks for stopping by this weekend!

New follower

Shortskie said...

Following right back and thank you for stopping by. Great answer and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Shortskie
My Follow Friday

The Brunette Librarian said...

I have :) Hate reading a bad book, but sometimes its just too enticing :)

Happy reading this week!

Follow Friday @ the Brunette Librarian's Blog

Night Sky Reviews said...

Great answer. I'm a new follower :)

Heather@The Flyleaf Review said...

Yep, total agreement w/ you, I usually go w/ my gut:) Old follower checking in:)

My F&F

Sarah@Catching Books said...

new follower :D
Great post and I totally agree!!

Happy reading and check out my follow Friday!!
http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2012/04/follow-friday-26.html

Lu said...

Hopping by to say have a great weekend!
New linky follower :)

The Muggle

Zareen aka Taco said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Returned the follow. :)

The Reading Enchantress said...

I totally agree with you! Why let a bad review get me down? Thanks for stopping by and for the follow :) *Now following you*

sch_94 said...

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

Cassie S. said...

@Vanya: Oh, I'm sorry that you didn't like any of her books. I loved 'Wings' and look forward to reading the other ones in the series.

@Jennifer: Yea. I definitely enjoy reading a review on a book to get a sense of what I am going into, but I always want to let my own opinion to be the final factor.

@Book Slave: Thanks for stopping by. =D I always love to hear back from returning followers.

@Jenny: Thank you for the follow.

@Lauren0025: That is completely understandable. If I am not completely sold on a book by it's description I will pull out my cell phone to check out its review on goodreads to see what people have to stay. But regardless I will still get it if I really want to read it any ways.

@Ems: I hope you like them. They are easy reads but I rather enjoyed them. They are a different take on an age old tale.

@Shortskie: Thank you so much. I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well. I loved your blog by the way.

@The Brunette Librarian: LOL. If the review was so bad I think I could understand, it just makes one really curious.

@Night Sky Reviews: Thank you so much for the follow.

@Heather: Its always best to go with your gut feelings. Every bodies opinion differ such much. Thanks, I so love hearing from returning followers.

@Sarah: Thank you so much.

@Lu: Thank you, I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well. Even though I will be stuck at work all weekend. =(

@Zareen: Thanks for the follow back.

@The Reading Enchantress: Yea, I usually don't take reviews to seriously, because while I do appreciate them, I still like to make my own decision on books.

@Sch_94: Thank you so much. Following all three was generous of you.

Thank you all for the VERY wonderful comments. I will take a look at all of your FF posts as well and follow back. =D

Patricia said...

New LinkyFollower hopping through! I don't know if I ever bought a book solely based on one negative review, but I know that I DID read books because of several negative ratings and reviews. I want to know what the fuss is about, and I want to decide for myself whether or not I agree with all the rants. *g*

Patricia // My FF

Cassie S. said...

@Patricia: I can't say I have gotten a book just to see if it was as bad as some of the negative reviews paint it. I mainly only get books if I want to read them for one reason or another. Thanks for the follow. =D I will check yours out soon.

mariska said...

I like your comment. And I agree with you. :D
But I like to see for my self when a book is good or not. Not because I read a good or a bad review.

Mariska (new follower)

If you like to see My FFF you can click on it.

Rachel Cotterill said...

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.

Cassie S. said...

@Mariska: Yea. I like reading reviews but my own judgement on the book is my deciding factor.

@Rachel: Congrats on your first week. I will come take a looksie. =D