Friday, April 6, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday #1

Hello everyone! This is my first time joining Parajunkee's and Alison Can Read's weekly event Feature & Follow Friday, hoping to gain new friends and followers, good luck to me! Blogs featured this week are The Talking Teacup and Romanceholic. (Followed both by email subscription) Here's this week's question:

Have you ever bought a book because of a BAD REVIEW?

No. As much as possible I stay away from book reviews when picking up a book, what may be a bad book for someone may be a great book to me, sometimes it's a matter of personal taste, so no, I haven't bought a book because of a BAD review. Sometimes, a book gets so much hype, but more often than not, these are GOOD blurbs, if what others are saying about the book are not so good, I would probably not pick it up.



81 comments:

  1. I follow you right back! :D

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

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  2. Smart girl! I like your answer!

    New follower!

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! Followed back! <3

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  3. True, that. I buy books because of good reviews, not because of bad ones. But mostly I just don't read reviews as well. Usually if I read a review, then I regret reading it.

    Thanks for the follow. Following back!

    ~Vanya D. @YA Story Teller

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    1. Me too, a few times I regretted reading a bad review before the book itself :)

      Thanks Vanya! <3

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  4. Thanks for stopping by - following back!

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  5. Hi! Great answer, and I love your blog (especially the adorable little stars floating down the page!) New follower, would love if you could me back! My FF:

    http://www.bookedupbloggers.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/feature-and-follow-friday-3.html

    Jessica :) xxx

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    1. Followed back! Have a great weekend! <3

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  6. Hi!,

    Great answer!! I love this blog!! New follower!

    Beth xx

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  7. Nice answer! I'm a new follower!

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    1. Thanks! Followed back, have a great weekend!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by our blog! Followed you via GFC!

    Have a great weekend!

    Jamie@Addicted2Heroines

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  9. I agree with your answer! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back.
    Happy reading!

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  10. Totally agree! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I a new follower!

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  11. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog - I love your layout - now following you back!

    I can see why some people are put off by bad reviews, but I think I'm just nosey!

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  12. Great answer sometimes it's best to just stay away from any reviews until after you've read it for yourself.

    Thanks for stopping by, followed you back through GFC. Love your floating stars you have going on here!!

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    1. Thank you Jenni! Have a lovely weekend! :)

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  13. Thanks for stopping by, I've followed back :) Awesome blog!!

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    1. Thanks Lucy! I loved your blog too! :)

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  14. Thanks for stopping by! I am new follower!

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    1. Thanks! Followed you too, love your avatar!

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  15. Thanks for stopping by. Following back. Great answer.

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Totally agree with you, you can't trust other people! By the way, awesome blog design :)

    New Follower
    Grace @ Paging Through Life

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    1. Thanks Grace! I'm glad you liked my blog design :)

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  17. I love your blog! So cute! Do you like anime?
    And thanks for stopping by :) I'm following you back!

    Bri @ Kindling the Fire

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    1. Thank you Bri! Yes I like anime :) That drawing is anime style but based on me ^^

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  18. It's interesting to read everyone's answers.

    Thanks for stopping by and following. Am now following your blog too,
    Livin' Life Through Books

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  19. Hey I love your blog. New follower. Follow me back? http://carolinescleverconcepts.blogspot.com/

    Thanks
    ~Caroline

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  20. Thanks for dropping by my blog! I've followed you back!
    Have a great weekend! :)

    Froggy

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  21. I try to avoid reviews when I shopping too. I'll look them up after I've bought the books or while I'm picking from my TBR list though.

    Happy Friday!

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    1. Thanks! Happy Friday to you too! :)

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  22. I also usually try to stay away from reviews for books I know I'm going to read soon because I don't want my opinion of them to be influenced by anyone else. But then it's fun to see what everyone else thought about it after I've read it and written my own review.

    Thanks for following, I'm a new follower! :)
    Andie
    My Friday Memes

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  23. Cute blog, dude! THanks for stoppin by! Following back!

    Jennifer @ http://a-librarians-library.blogspot.com/2012/04/mortal-instruments-series-month.html

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    1. I think you must've overlooked my blog :') I don't see you in my followers' list (or my blog in your followings list) but thank you!

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  24. I read the reviews but try not to let them sway me too much. I just enjoy how different opinions can be on the same exact thing. It's amazing!

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  25. Great post and I totally agree!!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by..I am following you back!!

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  26. I think everyone has their own opinion so even if people write bad reviews, I'll probably buy it and read it.
    Thanks for stopping by the blog; followed back.

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  27. Yup me too! Good reviews will lead me to read the book more likely than a bad review. But a bad review will only be used as a sort of guidance to what the book is like. If I still feel like I might like it, I'd still read it!

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    NEW Follower :D

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

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    1. Hi! I think you must've overlooked something? You're not on my followers list yet, but happy Friday! :)

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  29. Thanks for stopping by! Following back! Great blog.

    Doodle at Doodle's Book Blog

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  30. haha I can't believe how many book reviewers I'm finding today that try to stay away from reviews. I like to read lots of both good and bad reviews to see if the book has things I like. Sometimes no matter what I know I want to check out a book just based off the synopsis. Thanks for stopping by and I'm following back!

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    1. :D I just don't want any other reviews influencing my review later on, it might be a point I didn't think of originally but because someone else pointed it out then I notice it and put it in my review, to avoid this I try to read reviews after I've written mine already. Thanks Jennifer!

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  31. Good answer! Your blog is very cute, btw! Thanks for stopping by and for the follow! *Now following you*

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  32. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following you back =)

    Its good that you stay away from other people's reviews so you can make your own opinion about a book. I'm way too obsessive about a book's feedback to do that. I want to know what everyone else thinks first to determine if I should buy or borrow the book.

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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    1. Hi Kristan! I think you must've overlooked my blog :') I don't see you in my followers' list (or my blog in your followings list) but thank you!

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  33. Sometimes it is best to stay away from reviews, if you're not wanting to effect the reading experiance!
    Following back!
    Romi.x

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  34. Thanks for stopping by my blog, now following you back via GFC :)

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  35. Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and stopping by my blog earlier. I am stopping by to return some of the love. =D

    I love your answer and totally agree. I am following you back now. =D

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  36. I like your answer :)
    thanks for stopping by! new follower via GFC. i look forward to reading more, from one book blogging twenty something to another.

    http://inner-aspen.blogspot.com

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  37. Wha, what a cute blog! And it's raining stars! O.O

    Patricia // My FF

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  38. I agree. Different people have different tastes.
    Thanks for following and I'm following back.

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  39. Hi Jenny! Great answer!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF, following you back via GFC.

    Love the anime style of your header :)
    Have a great weekend!

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  40. Love your blog. That header is so cute.
    New follower via GFC.

    Here's my FF

    Happy Easter. :)

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  41. Thanks for stopping by earlier.
    I always read reviews before reading a book as I like to know what may happen in the future so that I can decide if I will like it or not.

    New follower.

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  42. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am now following you back.

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  43. Thanks for following me! Love the falling stars and the anime header- awesome sauce!

    Following back! I'm sure I'll be visiting frequently...love your style! x

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  44. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you now too!

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  45. Thanks for stopping by. Following back =) I like to read my reviews but I'll still buy the ones I think I'll enjoy...good reviews or bad! (Love the falling stars on the blog!)
    Shellie @ Creative Reads

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  46. Following from FF - it's my first week taking part, so I'd love it if you would check out my FF post :)

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  47. Thank you so much everyone! I'll be sure to follow back those blogs I haven't visited yet :D

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  48. New follower from the FF :) Great blog!

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  49. Thanks for stopping by my post! New follower. I love your spine banners!

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  50. Thanks so much for stopping by and following via email. I am following back via GFC. I don't see a email option?

    The Muggle

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