Tuesday Talk- Reviews

Tuesday Talks

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?

8 thoughts on “Tuesday Talk- Reviews

  1. I always try to stay away from reviews before I’ve read a book, and whilst I’m reading a book, though I nearly always peek and ruin it for myself! I get so into a story that I wan’t to know what everybody else thinks!


  2. I always read reviews after reading a book. I just don’t happen to like to ruin the experience.

    The synopsis in the end is what always gets me going. And recommendations too!
    I read the reviews later, just to see how well I’ve understood it and alos know about the book from someone else’s point of view

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  3. I try not to read reviews before I’ve read a book and written my own review, because (a) spoiler potential, (b) it may affect my reaction to the book, and (c) it will definitely affect how I write a review.

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  4. I really never read reviews about books. Or movies. Because if I like it then that is all that really matters for me. This is a great question bc it is so different for everyone. For instance my sister often chooses books based only on the title and doesn’t even read what it is about much less a review! Now – I will read reviews of books I’m getting for my children if I haven’t read it first. – that’s my only exception.

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  5. Wow, I can’t imagine the kinds of books your sister ends up betting. That is such a unique way to pick a book.


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