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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Follow Friday (20)

Feature and Follow is hosted by the two lovely ladies of Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Its purpose is to promote new blogging friendship and build up followers! This week's questions...

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

I honestly haven't bought a book because of a bad review. It seems a little counter productive to me. I HAVE bought books that have had mixed reviews and thought about giving it a try. To me, that's a little more plausible- reading a book that some people liked and some didn't in order to form my own opinion. But getting a book based solely off of bad reviews doesn't make too much sense to me. If a lot of people are agreeing that a book is horrible I'll normally trust the majority. 

However, I have been hearing mainly bad reviews for that new series, Fifty Shades of Grey, even though a lot of people are talking about it and there were rumors about a movie. I'm kind of intrigued though and am tempted to pick up a copy. Anyone read it?

Leave your comments below with links and I'll be sure to check your FF posts too!


  1. Hi I'm a new follower via GFC! Here's my fff:
    Have a lovely weekend! Thanks!

  2. I don't think I've ever read a bad review about this one, anly some amazing so I confess I'm very curious. Otherwise I totally agree with you.

    Here is mine

  3. Great post!! I usually won't buy a book if it gets horrible reviews..but I will check it out from the library!!

    Happy reading :D

  4. Haha! I found your blog through a link from Meg Cabot's facebook the other day and then I saw this and had to comment! My husband actually bought the book and then wanted to read it because of all the buzz around it (he usually reads Tom Clancy, Games of Thrones, etc). I had heard very mixed reviews and he had about the same. He said he could tell it was written by a girl and he didn't read twilight but imagined it was kind of like an adult twilight concept (minus the vampires) like a lot of people had been saying. He did end up sticking it out through all three though, so they are at least bearable!

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

  6. No I haven't usually but I read bad/good reviews for the same book and as long as I feel I like the book I read it no matter what people say about it because every one has different way of thinking and taste in books :)

  7. Hopping through. my ff http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/04/follow-friday-12.html#comment-form

    new follower on twitter, goodreads, and facebook. happy friday!

  8. I have heard rave reviews about Fifty Shades! I actually want to start it now, but I think I better read one of my ARC's first lol. I hear it's addicting though!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I agree that if the reviews are overwhelmingly bad for a book I'm not gonna take the time to read it. Most of what I've heard about Fifty Shades has been pretty terrible, and from the summaries nothing about it really appeals to me. Each to their own I guess.

  10. Thanks for dropping by! I'll also buy books that have mixed reviews because one book won't always be for everyone. If I like the blurb and any excerpts I've read then I will give it a go.

    Old follower :)

    Vikki @ V's Book Life

  11. Like your answer. But I really think that if I like the book, and it got only bad reviews I really can buy that book and see it for my self :D. And sometimes it really is a 'bad' book.


    My FFF

  12. Someone else on this link-up picked Fifty Shades of Grey as her choice. But I can't remember which blog!

    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.