Friday, January 4, 2013
Let’s Talk is a meme hosted by Smash Attack Reads and A Book Obsession.
Let's Talk is a a great place to get personal and learn more about one another!
Each week, a different question will be posted along with a place to link up your posts and visit other people’s responses. This meme is definitely meant to bring out conversation and meet new people. So, Let’s Talk!
Today's Question: Do reviews often influence your book choices, or are you someone who doesn’t read reviews until after reading the book?
Answer: Reviews will definitely influence my reading choices. There are a few blogs that I always go to and trust what they have to say, whether it's something that will appeal to me or not. For the most part though, reviews will bring the book or author to my attention and then I'll look into it a bit more. As an example, there are so many Urban Fantasy books out there, you know the ones, with the bad-ass chicks on the cover...that I usually go to Amazon and see what is being said. I usually read the negative reviews more carefully to determine if it's something that I would like. If they gave it a negative review because there was no romance, well then that is something that appeals to me more. If they say it's too violent, I'm there! If they say there is no character development and the plot is cliche, then that wil hold me off more.
If I own a book that I know I'm going to read, I won't read a review on it. In fact, I'll avoid reviews because I don't want any spoilers. As Smash said, I too, also won't read reviews before I write a post because I don't want to be infuenced. I do like reading them afterward though. It's funny to see all the different opinions. And that's what I love about discussing books!