Originally hosted by Melissa from i swim for oceans, Smash & Kt took her original inspiration, and made it their own, expanding it to more than just books. Let’s get personal (but respectfully so) 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!
Do reviews often influence your book choices, or are you someone who doesn’t read reviews until after reading the book?
I don’t read too many reviews prior to reading the book, only those reviewers who I trust and have very similar taste. However, that isn’t a fail safe. You are bound to dislike a few books here and there that those people liked, and vice versa. If a few of my favorite bloggers like a book, I definitely add it to my list. But it’s those bloggers who are really off-the-wall ecstatic about a book that really gets my attention. What I do not do anymore, is read reviews prior to writing my own. That can get you into trouble, regardless if you realize it at the time or not.
For the most part, I read a blurb, add the book to my list. When it comes time to read the book, I don’t reread the blurb. I do things this way because I like the surprises when I read (and detest spoilers!), and sometimes even a blurb can spoil things. Especially when it’s a subsequent series book. Ugh!
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