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This week’s question is suggested by Puss Reboots:

How much do reviews (good and bad) affect your choice of reading? If you see a bad review of a book you wanted to read, do you still read it? If you see a good review of a book you’re sure you won’t like, do you change your mind and give the book a try?

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!


98 responses

  1. […] Let’s Review… January 17, 2008 Filed under: Wordpress — –Deb @ 1:29 am  […]

  2. Oh my gosh, am I first?? I guess because it’s still Wednesday!

    My answer is here:

  3. Happy BTT! My answer for this week is right here. 😀

  4. Here’s my reply:

    BTT: Let’s Review.

    Happy BTT, everyone. 🙂

  5. My short answer is “no” but I will post a lengthier explanation tomorrow after some well needed sleep. I’ll also explain why I asked it.

  6. Hi everyone ( and Deb!) I hope you have a good weekend ahead!

    Here Mine!

    Julia – Yen

  7. Mine is up now 🙂

    Hope I did it right – if not it is:


  8. My answer is “It depends,” explained a little more here:


    Happy Thursday!

  9. Here it is. Good question today!

  10. Mine is up now, here.

    Happy Reading!!!

  11. Well this one is near and dear to my heart!

  12. Hello! I’m new to this space! I think this is a great place! My response is located here: http://idahogalsrants.blogspot.com/2008/01/btt.html

  13. My link didn’t post right and got written over. Here is the correct link! http://blog.mysocalledsite.com/?p=120

  14. Hi! This is my first time participating in BTT. Here’s my answer.

    Have a good weekend to everyone! 🙂

  15. My answer is

    Happy Thursday!

  16. Interetsing question my answer is here

  17. Here’s my answer! By the way I changed the adress of my blog, and it’s in contruction right now. But please tell me what you think about it, I need some constructive remarks;o)


  18. Good question. Here is my answer Click Me!.

  19. […] we go. Another Thursday, another Booking through Thursday entry. How much do reviews (good and bad) affect your choice of reading? If you see a bad review […]

  20. Okay. Let’s try this one again. I answered last week’s question because I thought Wednesday was Thursday.
    Got my days sorted now and my answer is here:

  21. […] Through Thursday | Let’s Review Posted on January 17, 2008 by Matthew This week’s Booking Through Thursday question is suggested by Puss […]

  22. Here is my answer. Happy BTT everyone. 🙂

  23. Happy Thursday, everyone!

    Here’s my answer for this week

  24. http://westofmars.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html#1203739004091496097

    And a call to all of us who blog about books! We ARE a force to be reckoned with!

  25. opps wrong one!! Sorry about the first one, I’d appreciate if it’s deleted!

  26. Heh, the apostrophe in the title gave my post a funny url so I changed it. My trackback url (Nanashi-Inc) is now incorrect. Could you delete it please?


  27. Here are my answers.


    I’ve made a commitment to start being more active about visiting other BTT participants, so if you see a comment from me, that’s why! 🙂

  28. A day late, but up nontheless! Find it HERE

  29. click my name for the response.

  30. Found this on Chelle’s blog… had to join in! Hope to do it in weeks to come. 🙂


  31. Do reviews sway me – depends.

    If it’s a genre I don’t normally read and might be interested in I’ll spend lots of time surfing different books within the genre and scanning reviews offered by other readers to see if it’s something I really want to invest with my precious reading time. I spend a lot of time on Amazon starring at the “stars.” The more stars a particular book or author gets the more likely I am to give it a try. If I find that a particular book by a given author gets high ratings I’ll review other books by the same author to check for consistency. If they have several books out but stars and reviews are all over board I might be a bit more reluctant to invest my time.

    If the review is about a book/author that I’ve built up a long term reading relationship with I’ll read the book no matter what a review states and make my own decision. There are long term reading relationships I’ve terminated because newer books don’t appeal to yet the reviews are good. There are long term reading relationships I continue even though the book has been trashed. To each their own.

    All readers enjoy something different as do TV viewers and movie goers so bad reviews might not have an adverse effect on me. With new books that receive lots of publicity and praise I might wait 6 months to a year before reading so that readers have time to offer reviews. This way I get a well rounded overview of what readers really thought instead of jumping on the bandwagon.

    I’ve offered my opinion on books that aren’t favorable yet someone else may absolutely love the book. I read books last year that were the talk of book groups, Internet book sites and high on book lists yet for whatever reason I didn’t finish these books and didn’t understand all the praise. Three that come to mind are Water for Elephants, The Book Thief and The Stolen Child. These books were not for me but were, and continue to be, very popular.

    I exercise my right to read what I want on a daily basis and I don’t apologize for my choices.


  32. Better late than never…

  33. It’s not terribly insightful this week, but mine can be found at: http://yourlibrarycard.blogspot.com/2008/01/booking-through-today.html

    This is a great idea, bTW! I found it at someone else’s blog and intend to do it every week.

  34. I just came across Booking Through Thursday this week, and it looks like fun!

    Here’s my response, my first one ever:


  35. Mine’s finally up here

  36. Even so, a peer-reviewed paper that evaluated the Long et al. ,

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