Every Tuesday I will try to engage you in a question/topic/idea. You are welcome to write in with a suggestion you want to share or maybe talk about next Tuesday. My response is not right for everyone but I am hoping together we can generate some great conversation. And as always, I would love to hear from you on this topic or any topic out there!
Todays topic is: Do you read reviews before or after readying a book?
For me this question doesn’t have a black and white answer. It really depends on the book and author.
If I have already started the series, obviously enjoying it since I am looking at the next book in the series, or if I really enjoy the series, then I wont pay much attention to the reviews until after I have read the book and written my own.
When the book is new or I am not well established with the author, then this is where the grey area comes in. For me, it all depends on how I feel about the synopsis and money. If the synopsis is out of this world, sounds like the perfect book for me, and I am able to rent it at the library, then I will dig into the book without much thought to the review. But when money is involved, then I am a little more cautious on what I buy.
I have been known to buy a book without looking at very many reviews, but the cover and synopsis has to be awesome for that to happen. I have also taken my chances on a book if they cost $3 or less.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you read reviews prior to reading the book?