Thursday, April 5, 2012

Feature and Follow (9)

Hello Everyone! Thanks for visiting my blog! It is currently my birthday night, April 5! I had an awesome birthday day full of excitement and chocolate ice cream cake! Although, I did not receive my ideal birthday gift (an ARC of the highly sought for The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead). 
Who else loves the Vampire Academy series? You can read my Bloodline's review here!



Feature and Follow is a fantastic weekly meme hosted by the lovely Allison Can Read and the amazing Parajunkee. It is a wonderful way to chat with new bloggers and bond with old ones. Also, its a perfect way to gain followers! 

The question of the week! 

Have you ever read a book because of a bad review? 
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My Answer! 

Well, I read books that I adored that others disliked but I never actually read a book because I read a bad review. When I choose the books I read I judge them based on their synopsis, excerpts and reviews. The factor that matters the most is the excerpts because they illustrate to me if I like the author's writing style. Recently, I wisely choose to read a book called Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg based on its excerpts and boy, I was completely amazed and loved that book! 

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28 comments:

  1. I agree - reading excerpts first is the only way for me to decide if I'll actually buy/read a book. Only sometimes do reviews influence me THAT much.

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  2. Following right back attcha C;

    I have never read the Cirque du Freak series but I have heard great things about it. And very nice answer to the follow friday question.

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  3. Take A Bow was so good!!! New follower :)

    My FF Post

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  4. Followed back, and thanks for visiting my blog! By the way, happy birthday. :)

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  5. Happy Birthday Rachel!

    New follower via Linky

    http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-friday.html

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  6. Great answer! The synopsis is very important! I am a new follower via GFC. Here is my Follow Friday: Mom Reads My Books

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  7. Agreed! I'm a new follower by the way :)

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  8. I also read the blurb when deciding on what to read :D I have read a book because of a bad review and I really liked it!
    I am now following you via GFC and Linky!
    I really like your answer :D

    Here is my #FF Post"Click Here"

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  9. Hi there :) just hopping through. Happy Birthday

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

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  10. Ooh Happy Birthday!! Imo this question is dumb, who reads a book because of a bad review!? O_O Anyways, I'm glad you didn't. Because it's stupid. Bahaha

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  11. Happy birthday!! I'm sorry you didn't get the ARC, but glad everything else seemed to go well :)

    I'm glad you liked Take A Bow, too! I purchased it but haven't had a chance to read it yet, so it's nice to see some reassurance that it was a good buy haha.

    My FF | Giveaway

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  12. Happy Birthhhdayyyyy! Woooop.

    I haven't heard of 'Take a Bow' so I'm going to look it up! I am more affected by positive rather than negative reviews!

    New follower :-)

    My FF: http://pocketfulofbooksblogger.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/follow-friday.html

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    Hopping through. :)

    Patricia // My FF

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  14. Happy birthday! :D

    Just hopping by ^^

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-1.html

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  15. Belated happy birthday then! *huggles*

    I tend to fall for real love or real hate reviews, they make me curious. But your method of choosing what to read is the most rational one, by large I do the same. After all opinions are opinions, what matters is after I read a page or so of the book, do I want to read more? If I do, I will. Simple as that :)

    New follower. Have a fab weekend!
    My #FF

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  16. I feel like everyone has their own opinion and what I may love someone else may hate.

    new follower,

    Kristin

    youngadultbookhaven.blogspot.com

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  17. Happy Birthday! good answer.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow.html

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  18. New follower here =)Happy birthday!

    Reviews matter a lot to me. Not unless the book became controversial that I would really feel the need to read that book.

    http://iwrightleia.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-and-follow-friday-2.html

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

    The Muggle

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  20. Excerpts and blurbs definitely matter! Sometimes I'm introduced to the said blurb BECAUSE of a particular snarky review that makes me curious of the book- so that's kind of great. Have a great weekend :)

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  21. Great answer! I generally don't buy books with a lot of bad reviews, as I prefer to borrow them first. But if the synopsis is intriguing me, then I am more apt to make an exception than not.

    New follower here! Happy Friday :).

    My TGIF/F&F @ YA Books

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  22. Happy Birthday and thanks so much for stopping by!
    I agree -- a bad review isn't a reason for me to avoid a book --- depends why the person didn't like it, how many bad reviews, etc. A book with 100% good reviews makes me suspicious anyway -- it's impossible for everyone to like any book!

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  23. I will read a book with bad reviews everyone's tastes are different. What they hate I might love! New GFC and linky follower

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  24. New follower hopping through! Great post! I followed you through GFC and Linky Tools - you can return the favour over at http://www.bethebooks.blogspot.com :) Happy Friday!

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  25. Hi,
    New follower, nice to meet you!! Hope you had a great Birthday, my Birthday is the 17th of April.
    I would not seek out a book intentionally because of a bad review, but I definitely have read books with bad reviews and loved them. For me it is based on the book and author.
    My FF:http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-friday.html

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  26. Ooo Happy belated Birthday! I love your answer, and I totally agree that Take a Bow was AMAZING!

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  27. Happy belated birthday! Im new to the FF and a new follower!

    Brianne @

    http://memoriesovertakingme.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-and-follow-1.html

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