Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mixed Reviews

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. This weeks pondering:
Do you read book reviews? Do you let them change your mind about reading/not reading a particular book?
I'm kind of weird about book reviews; I like them but I avoid them sometimes. What this means is that if I am looking for something to read then I'm likely to read some book reviews (especially from other book bloggers). I have read some great books that I may have otherwise missed because of reviews.

However, if there is a book that I know I want to read already - then I try to avoid any reviews as I like to make my own opinion. Plus, I don't want any accidental spoilers.


  1. Like you, I can be funny about reviews!

    I usually skim other book bloggers' reviews for books I haven't read yet, just to see if it's something I like, but I don't really read them word for word until after I've finished the book... that way I can form my own opinions. When I'm done with a book and want to see what others thought, I love reading their reviews and comparing my reactions!

  2. I likeyour answer. And I like to form my own opinions first. Great way of putting it!

    Here's my response:

  3. Good answer.

    We have some similar taste from your reading this year, going to check out your reviews.

    Here is mine

  4. I read reviews but I form my own opinions. Here's mine