Q: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?
I can honestly say I've never gone out and specifically found a book because of a negative review. If I'm questioning whether I should buy a particular book I will look around on Goodreads and blogger websites to see what people think. I can admit however that I am one of those people who if they see some 1 star reviews on Amazon or Goodreads I will immediately read them *looks ashamed*. Some I don't take seriously...if there is only one line that says 'I hated it!! Only got 3 pages in before I had to put it down!' then I won't take much notice however if the reader has expanded and explained what they didn't like then I give it more credence. I like to have that balance of positive and negative because naturally one book won't be loved by everyone. I do buy books that have mixed reviews if I like the sound of the blurb and have enjoyed any excerpts...but negative reviews may cause my to proceed with caution.
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But no...I've never read a bad review and immediately gone 'I must have that'.
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