Thursday, April 5, 2012

Follow Friday (28)

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read


Here is this week's question:

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

Yep! Isn't it funny how sometimes the things people say about some books just make you want to read it more? I requested an advance copy of The Selection even with all the drama going on and didn't read any of the negative stuff until after I read and reviewed the book. I knew there was some serious drama and that just hyped the book up more for me, lol! And guess what? I freaking loved it!

I will also be reading the Fifty series soon despite, or maybe because of, all the drama. People who try to bash books and talk people out of reading certain things don't realize that it sometimes it has the opposite effect!

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Happy Friday!


  1. Good post, Goldi! Like I said, it's one thing to not like a book for reasons such as poor writing, bad characters, no plot, etc. But when I read reviews with personal attacks in them, I tend to become curious about what is in the book that is causing that reaction.

  2. I agree with you! I'm always drawn to the badly reviewed books. Great answer.

    My FF

  3. Hi there :) just hopping through. I personally loved the Fifty series and didn't realise all the so-called bashing of the book.

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

  4. Oh that's right I have to read The Selection this week too, but honestly I'm out of the loop with the controversy I think LOL.. Hope I love it too!!

    Yes READ FIFTY!! NOT Bloodrose, LOL...I saw your comment on Shelley's LOL..

    Thanks for visiting my FF tonight XO

  5. Bad reviews make me want to check out a book more! I really want to read the Selection! It sounds pretty awesome to me :)

    New follower via GFC, LINKY, and Networked Blogs!

    Here is my #FF Post: "Click Here"

  6. I absolutely agree. Just because others don't like something doesn't mean you wont.

    I plan to get The Selection when it comes out.

    New follower.
    My Follow Friday

  7. I'm glad you disregarded the drama until you'd actually read the book- it is better to make up your own mind than to follow the crowd!

    New GFC and Networked Blogs follower :-)

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  8. Old Linkyfollower hopping through. :) Same here. I'll probably read the Fifty series as well. :)

    Patricia // My FF

  9. Just blogging by, have a great week-end.

  10. Hey there! I'm a new follower :) I definitely wanted to check out your blog in particular because I LOVE the name!

  11. You just never know sometimes. I've certainly loved books that others have hated and vice versa. I read Fify (1 and 2) for that exact reason... I wanted to be able to formulate my own personal opinion. Good luck though hahaha

    New follower! Here's my Here's my Follow Friday!

  12. New follower here =)

    My Answer: No, Reviews matter a lot to me. Not unless the book became controversial that I would really feel the need to read that book.

  13. New follower hopping through! Great post! I followed you through GCF and Linky Tools - you can return the favour over at :) Happy Friday!

  14. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!
    New Linky follower :)

    The Muggle

  15. I made a pre-order for The Selection despite of the drama as well. Hopefully the masses will be proven wrong (to me, at least) once I get my hands on it!

    New follower here! Happy Friday :).

    My TGIF/F&F @ YA Books

  16. Great post and love the layout! New Follower and have a wonderful weekend!

    My Follow Friday

  17. Hi,
    Already a follower. Thanks again for the gift cert. to Amazon!! I wouldn't buy a book intentionally because it had bad reviews, but I definitely don't let bad reviews keep me from buying a book that I am interested in.
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