Hello my fabulous readers!! This week our topic on Book Girls is how we read reviews. I think that I am pretty similar to both Giselle and Jenni on how I do it, but I will write up this post anyways lol! And I sucked last week and didn't even link to their posts, so I won't forget this time. (I blame it on puppy brain. Lou has been keeping me very busy.)
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I have different ways of going about how I read reviews. Honestly, I almost never read reviews on Goodreads, unless it is a book I am contemplating whether to read or not. I do interact with friends on there though, and I read their reviews if they have them posted there before on their blog. I don't tend to comment on GR reviews though.
If I am reading a book or I will be in the next week or two, I usually won't read reviews for it. The exception is if it's on a blog that I visit regularly. I will skim the review to get their basic thoughts so I can leave a nice comment. If I don't want to read it at all, I will just tell them that I didn't read it, but wanted to comment since I visit daily. I will almost never read a review for a book that I am about to write a review for though. I don't want any of someone's thoughts in my head going into it. I want to make sure I have a clear mind, with my personal thoughts only.
I do love reading reviews of books after I have reviewed them though. It's so fun to read what others think of the same book. I like to discuss. I love knowing how one person saw something in it so different than I did, or how similar they think. I think that is the most fun time to read reviews. I admit though, sometimes reading a review of a book that I have coming up to read has saved me from something I probably would have wasted time on and not liked, or ended up DNF'ing. I know what bloggers have similar tastes with me, and if they point out things that didn't work for them, that wouldn't work for me, sometimes it makes me just skip a book and save myself.
I don't really have much to say that my lovely partners in crime haven't yet. I think we all are very similar in how we go about reading reviews. I do think they worded their posts much better than I did though.
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