Thursday, January 17, 2008

Booking through Today

OK, I'm trying this meme on the right day now. Anyone out there who knows how to make the button thing happen...seriously...even if it's very obvious, I won't be embarrassed, just post a comment! Anyway, the question before the panel this week is:

This week’s question is suggested by Puss Reboots:

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?

Damn, damn and damn. Despite the fact that I worked a 12-hour day that had both criminals and cocoons in it (don't even ask!), I still felt like blogging tonight. But I don't have very much to say on this particular topic. I generally don't pay a whole lot of attention to book reviews, which may seem odd for a book blogger. On the other hand, often the slightest positive comment will make me want to read a book. I read The Devils Candy based on a three-sentence post in the Craigslist film forum. Wicked made my TBR list after a friend gave me a brief description and said it was good.

I received a gift of a subscription to the New Yorker for Christmas, and my first one just arrived. Maybe I'll have a different opinion on reviews after getting back into reading that. Usually, their book reviews are good, even if the books in question aren't anything I'm interested in. I'll let you know, as always.

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