BTT: Reviewed


Although I haven’t answered a Booking Through Thursday question in awhile (some have been over at Rocks ‘n Reads, if you don’t have my quiet little book blog on your feed reader yet), the weekly prompt still shows up in my own reader.

I had to laugh at this week’s question:

Do you read book reviews? Do you let them change your mind about reading/not reading a particular book?

If you head over to my friend Florinda and her 3 R’s Blog, you’ll see that I wrote a guest blog post that went live just today. It’s about how important it is to us authors that people review our books. I’m not talking about the authors who’ll send out e-mail to everyone in their address books, asking for a review, either. I’m talking about the difference an ordinary person can make to an author’s sales.

So… yes, I DO read reviews and let myself be swayed by them. And believe me, thanks to Win a Book, I now read a LOT of reviews. I even read the reviews in my GoodReads updates feed.

Look. My wishlist is now over 2100 books long. My TBR mountains consist of probably close to 540 books (down ten from my last estimate!). While I believe in the power of serendipity to help me find those books on my wishlist and to get to read them, I still can use a little help in choosing what to read.



  1. Lori

    June 24, 2010 4:24 pm

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

  2. Alice Audrey

    June 24, 2010 6:17 pm

    The only reviews I ever read are the ones about my own work. I still value those reviews, but outside of that I don’t worry about it much.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..340/365 Moose Weather Vane =-.

  3. Patricia

    June 25, 2010 12:10 pm

    Thanks for clueing me onto “Goodreads.” It’s a great site–and not just for the reviews.
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..I Stand Corrected! And Rummage Reverie =-.

  4. Patricia Stoltey

    June 26, 2010 1:09 am

    I do read a few reviews, and occasionally a review turns me on to a book and I add it to my TBR list. That’s how I found Sophie Littlefield and her Stella Hardesty mystery series, which I love.
    .-= Patricia Stoltey´s last blog ..Better Late Than Never, Right? =-.

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