Thursday, June 2, 2011

Booking through Book Reviews

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Do you read book reviews? Whose do you trust? Do they affect your reading habits? Your buying habits?

I occasionally do read book reviews and it has at times helped me deciding to read a particular book or not. I do check out reviews in The Guardian or The Times. But I prefer the book blogger reviews. I seldom go for hyped books though. They almost always turn out to be disappointing. However, the Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson is the exception. I loved the first two books and look forward to read the third one.

However, while writing a book review, I seldom ever read other reviews so as to not to be influenced by those.

What do you think?


Gigi Ann said...

I like reading other book bloggers reviews, and I read Goodreads reviews just for fun.

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I don't tend to read reviews of books I know I am going to read prior to reading them because I just want to figure it out for myself.

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Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

I'm with you in that I'd much rather read book blogger reviews than the NYT or others but I still do read the others. I also don't like to read reviews while I'm tryignt o write my own, just to keep my voice authentic and true to my own experience with the book.

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Good answer.

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Sally said...

Never really thought about it before but I don't go for the poular books either.

Anonymous said...

I like reading blogs and seeing what everything thinks about a book, even a hyped one, but like you I prefer to not read the hyped ones. I trust my bloggers and I also trust book page and shelf awareness.