Friday, 6 April 2012

Feature and Follow: Follow Friday #7

 Feature and Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read!

Question of the week: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?

Um, not really. I couldn't really say that. But I have bought a lot of books in spite of the bad reviews they have gotten. There might be a book with really bad reviews and just few good reviews and I might still buy it because the plot sounds amazing or I'd read anything that particular author writes! And you know what? There are some books with mostly-bad reviews that I have really liked, so it has paid off.

Generally though, even if a book has received rave reviews, I still like to check out the few 2 star reviews it has gotten because that gives me more realistic expectations and I'm more ready to read the book!

What about you?

Now that it's up, don't forget to check out my 100 followers giveaway for a chance to win a 10$ gift card from Amazon! :)


  1. Yeah, I'm the same way. I don't pay too much attention to the bad reviews :)

  2. I tend to go by the reviews of people I trust. If they give it a bad review then odds are it's not for me. However if they give it a great review...that's normally a good sign. But if it's a favorite author I'll read it despite (not because of) anything.

    My follow friday. Hope you'll stop by.

    New Linky follower.

  3. Hey Pooja! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I was just exploring, and let me say I love your blog format :D And another Desi blogger!

  4. Hi there, thanks for stopping by :) I've also never bought a book because of a bad review.

  5. LOL I know, right? x) I've bought books in spite of bad reviews too, but never because of them -- although, just like you, I still DO buy books even if they do have a few not-so-positive reviews because there will always be people who don't love each book, no matter how much a lot of people do! :)

    Amazing answer, Ajoop!! I hope you have a FANTASTIC Easter weekend! :) <3

  6. I have bought a book because of a bad review, because the things the person said she wouldn't like I thought I would like to it paid off!! Great answer :D
    Thanks so much for stopping by by #FF, commenting, and following!
    Following back via GFC and Linky!
    Have a great day!!!

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you now too!

    Sometimes the people who liked the book liked it for reasons I don't generally like books. So then it has the opposite effects. For me anyway.

  8. I know what you mean. I like the way that Amazon highlights the "most helpful critical review" as well as the 5-star ones :)

    Following from FF - sorry it's taken me a while to get round to you! It's my first week joining in, I hope you might have time to visit my FF post.


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