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Do you read book reviews? Whose do you trust? Do they affect your reading habits? Your buying habits?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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67 responses

  1. Yes, but only after I read the book.

    My answer @ Whatever You Can Still Betray

  2. [...] An apt question this week from Booking Through Thursday: [...]

  3. One of those “it depends” kinds of responses, which you can find here at MY THURSDAY MEMES POST

  4. I try not to let book reviews influence my buying habits! Library habits, though!

    http://elizabethwillse.com/2011/06/02/booking-through-thursday-book-reviews/

  5. My post’s up. Generally speaking, I read book reviews more to get a sense of what others thought of the book after I’ve already read it–that sense of community and shared experience.

    Where reviews most affect my buying habits is with comics. Thinking on this topic has also given me a new angle to consider some podcasts I listen to.

    Expanded thoughts at my post.

    http://comicreviewsbywalt.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/booking-through-thursday-reviews/

  6. Book bloggers sway me, but only if I’ve already learned to trust them. Here’s my full account:

    http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/06/btt-5-reviews.html

  7. [...] more answers to this question at the Booking Through Thursday Reviews [...]

  8. I read everything! Reviews included.
    BTT: Reviews
    I will be reading for a cause this weekend — check my post for details!

  9. I’m new to this meme and what a great question to get me started! :-)

    Heres the link to my response:

    http://www.booksthatspark.com/2011/06/booking-through-thursday-1.html

  10. (YA)

    Of course I read book reviews! See the rest of my answer here:

    http://thestoryqueen.blogspot.com/2011/06/booking-through-thursday-10.html

    Thanks!

  11. [...] BTT asked: Do you read book reviews? Whose do you trust? Do they affect your reading habits? Your buying habits? [...]

  12. [...] week’s Booking Through Thursday question asks, “Do you read book reviews? Whose do you trust? Do they affect your reading [...]

  13. I’m participating! Come say hello…

    Cindy at Cindy’s Book Club

  14. For better or for worse, I have been relying on Librarything reviews these days:

    http://chicagovolunteering.blogspot.com/2011/06/btt-book-reviews.html

  15. Any other Forever Young Adult fans out there? Meet me at my blog!

  16. I do rely on book reviews to a great extent. Here’s mine:

    My Bookshelf

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