Booking Through Thursday: Let’s Review
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?
When I’m in the mood to read reviews, I do not read just one review of a book–I read several. A single review usually doesn’t sway me from reading or not reading a book. Bad reviews don’t prevent me from reading a book that I’ve already decided to read. Non-gushing good reviews or well-reasoned bad reviews sometimes convince me to read a book–but only if I’m already aware of the book before I’ve read the review and am on the fence.
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The Thursday Threesome: Apple Pie Crust
Onesome: Apple– turnovers? Bear claws? Do you have a favorite pastry? You know, the one you can’t pass up no matter what!
I like variety. And I know there are times when I can pass on pastry. Like when I’m full.
Twosome: Pie– or cake? You’re out to dinner and you get your choice: What do you go for? …or do you simply have to have the creme brulee?
Threesome: Crust–makes the pie, ya’ think? Which pie absolutely has to have the proper crust or it just doesn’t work for you?
I like the crusts made out of flour. The stuff made out of cookies/graham crackers/what-have-you is not a crust.
BTT: I tend to pay more attention to good reviews than poor ones because I know first hand how one person can absolutely hate a book I enjoy :-)TTT: hmmmm.. my mouth is watering. Can I choose one of each???
I try not to let what someone else says sway me too much but I am suddenly getting an urge to bake a pie! :)Happy BTT!
I don’t pay attention to reviews very often. I just wander around a bookshop, and will eventually find something I like the look of. If I pick up a book and someone nearby says “ooh, it’s a good book.” I tend to put it down and move away. I want to enjoy a book the way I read it, not with recommendations and fanfare.Having said that, a quick glance at my bookshelves, and my collection appears rather mainstream. So I suppose I must subconsciously pay attention. Either that or I’m a hypocrite.And I love pie. Everything goes well with a proper shortcrust pastry. Sweet or savoury.Cheers,Mike