June 2, 2011

Thursday Memes


Today's question:
Do you read book reviews? Whose do you trust? Do they affect your reading habits? Your buying habits?

My answer:
Unfortunately, yes lol.  That is why my personal tbr bucket list is so big that I doubt, at my age, I will ever be able to read all the books listed.  Whose do I trust?  Again, the answer is many.  Since I started blogging, I have gotten to know those bloggers who have similar likes as me, and it's their reviews that I know if a book should go on my list.  However, I am leery of some bloggers whose reviews are all positive.

Hosted by Lori from Dollycas's Thoughts
From Lori's site:
It struck me recently how much time I spend on this computer every day, blogging, chatting or playing games on Facebook, emailing friends and relatives, making cards and calendars, etc. etc. etc.
We depend on each other for book reviews, giveaways, encouragement, friendship, but how well do we really know each other?
So that is what this meme is all about, getting to know each other.
Lori has announced that today is the finale of Enquiring Minds.  I, personally, will miss this meme.  I looked forward to see what questions she would come up with each week.  I think she did a fantastic job but I can also understand how much work it is to host a weekly meme.  No matter what,  I know that since I have gotten to know Lori a lot better because of the memes we host, our friendship will continue.  Thank you Lori for a job well done!!!

1. List 3 things the make you happy?
Family, friends and books

2. If you could change 3 things in the world today what would they be?
World peace, end homelessness, find a cure for Cancer

3. If you had a BILLION dollars list the first 3 things you would do with the money.
Take an extended family vacation with both sons and their gfs, give both sons a large portion for their future, and buy a condo in Aruba. 


Gigi Ann said...

I like reading other book bloggers reviews. For fun I like reading reviews on Goodreads,

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Yes, I think we do gravitate to those reviewers who like similar books...

I have noticed that I often give four and five star reviews, but partially that's because I only choose to read books that I'm pretty sure I'll love. But last week I gave three stars to one! LOL


dollycas aka Lori said...

Thank you Cheryl, you know how much your friendship means to me. A condo in Aruba sounds like a lot of fun, just don't forget the sunscreen and be really nice to that little green gal, she could be buying the condo next door. :)

Anonymous said...

Great answer.

here's mine:

Sally said...

Since I have stated blogging I find I read a lot more reviews than I used to which I think is a pretty good thing.

Carol said...

Great answers, Cheryl.

I know how you loved Aruba.

I give mostly 4 or 5 star reviews but that is mainly because I choose books I know I would like or in the genres I like. (similiar to Laurel-Rain)


Yvonne said...

Those are great answers, Cheryl!