Booking Through Thursday

Do you read book reviews? Whose do you trust? Do they affect your reading habits? Your buying habits?

Yes. Look at the sidebar. πŸ™‚ I enjoy reading reviews by Book Chick City, the Book Smugglers, All Things Urban Fantasy, FantasyBookCritic, Jawas Read, Too, and many others.

I haven’t yet found anyone whose reading tastes are exactly the same as mine so I want to read several reviews by different bloggers before I buy anything (unless it’s an author I already enjoy).

Currently, I have around 200 books in my TBR so I’m not really looking to buy something new. Since I’m a member of Audible, I’m far more likely to try out an interesting sounding book if it’s available there as an audio book. However, I want to support debut authors so I occasionally buy those. Also, a negative review that mentions why the reviewer didn’t like the book might make me consider buying the book. It’s certainly more informative than “I loved this book! Everyone should read it !!111” πŸ˜‰

Yes, book reviewers influence both my book buying and reading habits.