Discussion Post Challenge: Reading Reviews of Books You Really Want to Read or Not?

So after writing the post on whether we read the bad reviews or avoid them, I thought about what good reviews do you avoid? Or do you?

Do You Read the Reviews of Books You REALLY Want to Read?

For me, there are some reviews of books that I will just not read. No matter if they're positive or negative. For instance, for almost any Jennifer L. Armetrout book within my genres, I won't read the reviews. Mostly because I want to go in completely blind and unhindered. It's not because I don't care what my friends thought, but it's quite literally that I don't want any sort of opinion to have an effect on me.

The same thing will go for a book that I am really excited about and then I see a fellow blogger may have given it 2 stars. And while I love my friends to death, I don't want to know why they didn't like a book I am super excited for. And yeah, there are times where I will read a super hyped and loved book and I'll be the lone wolf who didn't like it. 

So yeah, if it's for a book I am suuuuper excited for, odds are likely that I may not read the review. Unless there's some extenuating circumstance...which I really can't think of an example of such, but there have been times I've done that! LOL!

So do you guys read reviews of the books you reallllly want to read? Even if your friends didn't like it?




11 comments:

  1. I would read the review! If I'm excited and somebody is writing a review, spoiler free, it makes me even more excited!!

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  2. I'm really iffy about reading reviews of books I'm excited for. I want to go in with no preconceived notions or be influenced by some else's opinion so I delay reading their review until after I start the book or once I'm done. So I'm right there with you!

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  3. Usually I will, but sometimes I want to go in knowing as little as possible.

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  4. I don't read reviews at all. If the cover gets me to the synopsis, that's where I decide if I want a book or not.

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  5. I think it depends on the book. If it's one I'm curious about and want to now more then I'll read reviews, but if it's knew I'm super excited about I don't read them until after I've read the book. There are times I'll read reviews for a book I'm excited about- but usually only from a blogger that I now has similar taste as me.

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  6. I think it depends on the book. If it's one I'm curious about and want to now more then I'll read reviews, but if it's knew I'm super excited about I don't read them until after I've read the book. There are times I'll read reviews for a book I'm excited about- but usually only from a blogger that I now has similar taste as me.

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  7. If I already have it or am going to read it no matter what, then I don't read reviews at all. I'll read it then read the reviews to comment and have a discussion. Unless they found something problematic.

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  8. I'll read the reviews if I'm not JUST about to read the book---usually. But I have, on occasion, just avoided reviews altogether for a book I'm really looking forward to.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  9. It depends. I might read a review if I am sure it doesn't have spoilers. If I am not sure...then no way. Also it depends on how soon I plan to read the book.

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  10. If it's one of my most anticipated reviews, I do NOT read the review! Like you, I like going in blind without any preconceived notions. I'll definitely check out the review later to see what was said and have a discussion but avoid until I read that last page!

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  11. I agree with you mostly. The only way I read reviews if it's a book I know almost nothing about. Great post!

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