June 24, 2010

Booking Thru Thursday

THURSDAY

Today one of our fellow, or should I say gal. blogger is celebrating a milestone.  Julie over at Reading Without Restraint today turns the Big 40!!!!  So if you get a chance, stop by and wish her a Happy Birthday.  She is another nice book blogger, but then all book bloggers are the nicest people.  And she has a great site !!!!
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Today's Question:
Do you read book reviews? Do you let them change your mind about reading/not reading a particular book?
My Answer:
Yes...Absolutely!! I read the reviews of books that look interesting to me, the genres I like, and authors that I enjoy.  I have been surprised at times when a blogger, who appears to have the same likes as me, will write a soso of an author I like.  Prior to blogging, I would have put that on my tbr list no matter what.  But today, books go on my tbr depending on the reviews.  Only drawback I have found with reading reviews, is that my tbr list is now what I call my "tbr bucket list".  At my age, and with the list I have going, I know that there is no way I will read all those books.  :(


12 comments:

aLmYbNeNr said...

My TBR is HUGE too.

Here's my Booking Through Thursday!

Yvonne said...

I'll read reviews, but mainly to read what it's about.

Gramma Ann said...

I agree with you, when I read a review, sometimes I think I just have to add that book to my tbr. It is getting longer and longer.

bermudaonion said...

I love reviews! I'm with you on that bucket list - my wish list is a mile long.

Nise' said...

I can be easily influenced by rave reviews. I like to read how people react to the same book.

Jess said...

My TBR list is a mile long thanks to all the great reviews that my fellow bloggers write! =)

Mama Librarian said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with a huge TBR. I own hundreds of books I've not yet read. =( http://mamalibrarian.blogspot.com/2010/06/booking-through-thursday-reviewed.html

Alayne said...

Haha TBR Bucket List - I love it! My BTT is at The Crowded Leaf.

luv46kdz said...

I think a common thread for us all is a tbr the size of Texas!

Ya know what, I don't really read reviews in the formal sense, say the L.A. or N.Y. Times or any periodical that has book reviews. Most of what I read is through what I've heard from other readers. So in that regard it would be a yes, but if I've heard something I want to read stunk for someone I don't let it stop me, I can be pigheaded and I'll get the book and see for myself. I also won't finish a book if it turns out to be a stinker.

Paula
Tomes Devotee

Jennie said...

My TBR shelf is huge...I have decided that I will just never get them all done!

Marce said...

haha I agree, before blogging I was in control of my TBR list, now, never.

Here is mine.

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/06/booking.html

Lori said...

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