Thursday, April 5, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme sponsored by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read! If you haven't checked out their blogs yet, I encourage you to do so!

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

I can honestly say that NO, I have not purchased a book that had negative reviews. I have borrowed a book or two from my local library just to see what the whole negative review is about. In fact, I pretty much won't purchase any books by LKH (Anita Blake) but I will borrow them to see if the series gets any better. Right now, I'm reading Bloodrose which wasn't all that popular from a bunch of my GR friends due to various happenings within the storyline. It seems you should really trust your GR friends more times than not!
So, what book have you read to see what all the hub-bub was about?
Thanks for stopping by!
~Shelley~

42 comments:

  1. Ah yes, Bloodrose! I kinda just want to read that one (haven't read the first two) to see what all the hype is about, lol!

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    1. After reading Miss V and Mariya's review, I'm totally scared to get to the end of this book!

      Thanks for hopping by!

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  2. Bloodrose...haven't read it, but won't based on Miss Vain's review. If it's a trusted reviewer that hates a book, then I won't read it. If it's a bad review from a random person that I just happen to look at, then I'll probably still read the book!

    Happy Friday!

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    1. I'm kicking myself at the moment for reading this after Miss V and Mariya reviewed it lower than I expected. But, hey, it's a library book! I can return it tomorrow and not have to worry about losing any money or sleep it I end up hating it.

      Thanks for stopping by Jamie!

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  3. The negative reviews always make me curious as well, borrowing them is a good idea rather than buying them.

    My FF

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  4. Yes, I guess you could just borrow a book with a bad review and then there's no risk, right? New follower! (I love your blog design, btw)

    My FF Post

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  5. Great answer! I'm a new follower by the way :)

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  6. Thank you Jamie and Shelley for the Bloodrose approval!! Stay away LOL, or just read my spoilers LOL... Let Christen waste the money LOLOLOLOL..

    Thank you for visiting my FF tonight Shelley! Happy Friday!!!:)

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    1. Aww you're very welcome hon. Nice to chat with you for a change :)

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  7. I would definitely read a book with a bad review but I'd borrow it from someone :) I have bought a book because of a bad review and I really liked it!

    New Follower via Linky and GFC!

    Here is my #FF Post: "Click Here"

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    1. Thanks for hopping by Kayla :O)

      Have a great Friday!

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  8. Hi there :) just hopping through. Nice answer and yes sometimes you should just listen to your GR friends!

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

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    1. I know right! I mean why have all these awesome friends and not care what they have to say?

      Happy Friday!

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  9. Goodreads is usually the place I go to if I have a book in hand and I am contemplating reading it. I will go to goodreads to see what kind of reviews it got. I have it instantly on my phone. But even then if I really want to read it I will get it regardless. =D

    You can find my FF here! CLICKY HERE! =D

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  10. I finished Bloodrose not too long ago, I avoided it because I knew parts of what happened and I was pretty mad, but I still bought the book because I can't not have uncompleted collections.

    New follower.
    My Follow Friday

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  11. I dunno if I ever bought a book just because of ONE negative review, but I have read books because of reviews that weren't exactly complimentary. *g*

    Old follower hopping through. :)

    Patricia // My FF

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  12. Returning stop and follow. I made it through a chapter of Bloodrose and moved on to another book. I'll finish it eventually:)

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  13. I'm right there with you about the Anita Blake series. But I do love her Mercedes Gentry series - maybe try that one.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

    Mandi Kaye @ Never Too Fond of Books

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  14. if the reviews are good and people are raving about a particular book then i'll check it out. if it's the opposite i don't bother with it!

    Trish - My FF

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

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  17. New follower and I must say great answer! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Shortskie
    My Follow Friday

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  18. See? we can't always rely on bad reviews! I love LKH's books, and I bought them all. :) LOL

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  19. I'm the same way - I'd rather borrow than buy. I have a lot more books that I'd rather buy with the $10-$15 I have!

    Thanks for stopping, and I've followed you!

    Happy Friday :).

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  20. I've bought a book or two with bad reviews just to see what all the hub bub was about,thankfully I usually end up enjoying them. New follower through linky and GFC.

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  21. thanks for stopping by my blog. new follower. on linky.

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  22. Thanks for stopping by this weekend! I'm definitely a fan of getting them from the library first. Saves money!

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  23. Thanks for stopping by! Great post! New follower!

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  24. Thank you for coming by and following! Following back! ( :

    Romi.x

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  25. So whe should trust are GR friends more often. Thanks for the tip :D
    Because I am sometimes a little stubborn. LOL.

    Mariska (new follower)

    If you like to see My fff you can click on it. :)

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  26. Hi! Following you back by Linky! Good answer. I tend to like most of the books my goodread friends recommend.
    Have a great Weekend!

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  27. Followed back!

    Good answer, but I do love checking GR before I purchase stuff.

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  28. I'm not on GR, but reading through, I'm getting closer to wanting to! Thanks for reading my post. Have a good weekend.

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  29. If a book gets a lot of negative reviews, I usually end up borrowing the book as well. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Kristina
    Ladybug Storytime

    New follower :)

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  30. Agree with not purchasing Anita Blake. That is one of the authors I just steer clear from like a plague! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  31. Hahahaha! Great answer! I do trust my GR friends and also the reviews. I haven't heard anything bad from the author Anita Blake but so far I haven't bought any of her books.

    Sorry for the late FF reply! Thank you for stopping by my blog, I'm following you back :)

    Natasha @ Dreamland Teenage Fantasy

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