Thursday, April 5, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday...

Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that provides exposure to the bloggers participating. It enables us to expand our following by meeting new bloggers as well as connecting with familiar ones. Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Readboth feature a chosen blog for the week. Please feel free to follow me, leave a comment with your link, and I will be sure to visit your blog and follow you back as well.  Follow me via  Linky, GFC, E-mail, RSS reader or Twitter.  I look forward to meeting you!! :)


This weeks featured bloggers:
The Talking Teacup
This weeks question:

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

I have not and would not buy a book just BECAUSE of a bad review.  Now have I ever bought a book that had bad reviews?? Sure I have and I have absolutely loved some and hated others, but I didn't and wouldn't intentionally set out to buy a book with a bad review. 

I do pay attention to the reviews to see what people are saying and then I look at how many bad reviews the book has received and why vs the good reviews the book received.  Just because the reviewer didn't like the book doesn't mean that I won't also.  For me it depends on the author and the book, I would have missed out on reading some great books if I had judged them based on the reviews. 

I've shared mine, now it is your turn. Make sure to leave your link and if your not a blogger, please leave a comment anyway, I would love to know your answers.  

Thanks and Welcome to Belle's Book Bag!!
    

36 comments:

  1. Hi Mariann

    Well I did!! It turned out to not be a waste of money at all!! :) See sometimes I just love the controversy! HA

    Happy Friday!! XO
    My FF

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    1. Why did I have I feeling you would have a different opinion on this!! LOL :) On a side note, I have seen sooooo many sites who have crazy Love for Rhev ( I couldn't believe it--I didn't really think people liked him--and then you said that there were a lot who did and you were right!! ) Now, maybe you could explain to me why you would intentionally go out and buy a book just BECAUSE of the BAD review?? I don't get it. I have soooo many great books in my TBR pile that I'm having trouble getting to them, I just couldn't justify doing this!! LOL :) Saw you on twitter the other day talking about sexy pics. I felt wounded that I was not included, can't you tell from my blog that I adore HOT men?? LOL LOL (just kidding!!) Have a great Holiday and thanks for coming by!!

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  2. Hi there :) just hopping through. I like to read reviews but ultimately I read whatever I think will be good.

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

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    1. Hey,
      Thanks for stopping by. Yes I totally agree with you. For me it really comes down to the author and the book!! Have a great Holiday!!

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  3. Heya! New follower here.

    I like your answer and I agree with it. It gives me warm fuzzies that so many people are admitting that reviews are opinions and not facts.

    Here's my FF: Vicariously!

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    1. Hey,
      Thanks for stopping by and for following me!! I am glad you agree with me, I can't figure out why someone would waste good money and especially TIME reading a book just because it has a bad review!! I need someone to explain it to me. I have so many great books in my TBR pile that I an trying to get thru, I wouldn't want to waste that time with a bad book on purpose!! Have a great Holiday!! :)

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    1. Hi,
      Thanks for stopping by and following me!! I will have to check you your FF to see what your answer was and to follow you in return!! Have a great Holiday!! :)

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  5. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!
    New email and linky follower :)

    The Muggle

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    1. Hi,
      Thank you for following me and stopping by my site!! It is nice to meet you and I love your Avi pic. LOL :) Have a great Holiday!!

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  6. 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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    1. Hi,
      Thanks for stopping by and for following me!! I definitely will return the favor!! :) Have a great Holiday!!

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  7. Old follower hopping through! :)

    Hmm, I think it's a little like this for me, too, but I also read books because of negative ratings and reviews, simply to judge for myself. :)

    Patricia // My FF

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    1. Hi,
      Thanks for stopping by and for following me!! Like I said, I will read a book even if it has bad reviews if it is something I am interested in. I would never let a bad review keep me from a book I wanted to read. I just wouldn't go out of my way to read a book just Because of a bad review!! :) Thanks again and Have a great Holiday!!

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  8. New follower from Feature & Follow, pleased to meet you! It's my first week signed up, I'd love it if you came by to visit :) Link to my FF post.

    PS I'm using a netbook and your easter bunny takes up half my screen!! :)

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    1. Hi Rachel, Thanks for stopping by and for following me. My blog is new also. Good luck with it. I will definitely stop by your FF and follow you in return!! Sorry about the bunny-- my monitor is 22 inches so he is way in the corner and only take up minimal room!! LOL Have a great Holiday and nice to meet you!!

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  9. Bad reviews always make me want to read it for myself, rave reviews scare me because I always en up hating them and feeling weird!

    Thanks for stopping by! I'm your newest GFC follower :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and following me. I love your site!! I would never intentionally by a book just because of the bad reviews.
      Thanks again.

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  10. Thanks for stopping by, I'm a follower back:) I read what I want bad review or not but no never bought a book based on a bad review. Love the Belle! Love Beauty & Beast!
    Krista
    Book Review Club

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    1. Hi, Thanks for stopping by and for following me. Belle is my fav to!! We named our Jack Russell that!! LOL I agree with you!
      Have a great Holiday and thanks again.

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  11. Yeah a bad review doesn't make me want to read a book just on that basis. I read the books I want to read.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Yeah, I totally agree. I can't see wasting my time doing that.
      Have a great Holiday!! Thanks for stopping by!! :)

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  12. thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow. following you back!

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    1. Hi,
      Thanks for stopping by and for following me. Nice to meet you.
      Have a great Holiday! :)

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

    New follower via GFC, Linky, NB, and FB!!

    I agree on it depends on the book and author.

    Valerie @ Intriguing Reads

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    1. Hi,
      Thanks for stopping by and for following me!! It's nice to meet you!! :)

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  14. New Follower via GFC. Thanks for visiting my blog. Looking forward for your reviews and recommendations.

    Jess@ Jessy's Bookends

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    1. Hi Jess,
      Thanks for stopping by and for following me. Nice to meet you!! :)

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  15. Thanks for stopping by! I usually try to read a lot of both good and bad reviews but sometimes I do read a book based off just one bad review. It was because the bad review mentioned a bunch of thing about the book I thought I would love! LOL Thanks for stopping by and I'm an old follower!

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    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Thanks for stopping by. I would definitely read books with bad reviews iI am interested in them but I would not buy a book just Because it had bad reviews. Hope you had a good Holiday!! :)

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my post. I tend not to pay attention to reviews in general! New follower.

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  17. Hi Tara, Thanks for stopping by and for following!! Nice to meet you. :)

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  18. Welcome to FF! New follower. Sorry for the late comment. I would never not buy a book simply because of one bad review, although maybe because of multiple bad reviews.

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    1. I would definitely buy the book even if it did have bad reviews, if I wanted to read it. I wouldn't buy a book just because of the bad reviews. Thanks for stopping by!! :)

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  19. Yep, agree! Sometimes I like to contrast reviews, but I definitely won't buy a book just because of a bad review.

    Thanks for stopping by, following you back :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for following me!! I am glad I'm not the only ones who thinks this--I was starting to wonder!! LOL :)

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