Thursday, April 5, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday (5)

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by 
Alison of Alison Can Read and Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View.


Hey everybody! Here's the question for the week:

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

Well, the boring answer is no. I have read books that I knew had negative reviews but I never have intentionally gone out and purchased a book just because it had a bad review. I must also say that I am pretty picky with my book buying dollars, I visit my local library a lot:)

What about you? Ever read a review that was so terrible you just HAD to go check it out?? Leave me a comment below and I'll follow you back!

21 comments:

  1. A negative review will make me curious, but it won't make me decide to buy a book, either.

    Happy Friday!

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  2. 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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    1. Thanks for following! I agree, I go with my gut most of the time:)

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  3. I'm of the boring answer too :) They've definitely influenced me to check out a book from the library (or take it from a friend, as in the case of Fifty Shades of Grey), but never to purchase. Buying is strictly for ones I know I'll love or already love and need a copy for my shelves :)

    Happy friday!

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    1. Yes, me too! There are too many ways to get hold of books that don't always involve buying, so if I'm going to plunk down some cash than I do my homework and have a pretty confident feeling before I buy:) Hey, how is the Fifty Shades of Gray series? Does it live up to the hype?

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  4. Hi there :) just hopping through. Quite a few books that others don't like, I end up loving.

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

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    1. that's cool, I find that to be the case sometimes too. Turns out to be a nice surprise in the end:)

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  5. I have never been particularly picky with my book buying dollars. This is only because I love them far too much to be picky. So many pretties and I want them all!

    Plus I don't like a time limit on when I can read my books. :/

    But I like your answer and I like that YOU are picky!

    Hopping through and new follower.

    Here's my FF: Vicariously!

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    1. I have to force my self to be picky, otherwise I'd be flat broke! Checking out your blog now:)

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  6. Just blogging by, have a great week-end.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow.html

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  7. I have read books because of negative ratings, but I don't think I have ever bought one based on one negative review. *g*

    Patricia // My FF

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  8. new follower here =)

    My Answer: No, Reviews matter a lot to me. Not unless the book became controversial that I would really feel the need to read that book.

    http://iwrightleia.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-and-follow-friday-2.html

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

    The Muggle

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  10. Yeah, I've never bought a book intentionally because of a bad review ever. I'm sure every book I read has a bad review somewhere though, haha.

    Thanks for stopping by! New follower. :)
    Andie
    My Friday Memes

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  11. I typically won't buy a book just because it had a bad review...but it does pique my interest and THAT alone will make me buy (or visit the library)

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  12. Agreed - negative reviews won't stop me from reading a book. But it will generally stop me from buying them. I'd rather just check it out from the library first!

    New follower here! Happy Friday :).

    My TGIF/F&F @ YA Books

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  13. Old follower via linky. I'm picky and careful with my money. If I think a book is going to be bad I don't buy it. There are too many good books out there!

    My follow friday Hope you'll stop by.

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  14. I'm a sucker for punishment I think lol I've bought quite a few books because of bad reviews -- I think I just want to be able to either argue with my friends or commiserate about it after I read it lol

    Thanks for stopping by! Following back :)

    Jess
    The Romanceaholic

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

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