Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
Question: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?Not that I can think of. Most of the reviews I read are from my blogging or goodreads friends. So it's people who's taste I know and respect. That's something I like about following reviews and having friends on goodreads. I get to know their reviewing style and what they like. I can normally predict where our tastes diverge.
The real crux of this question is what constitutes a bad review. I know some people consider 3 stars a bad review. I've read a TON of books that had 3 star reviews. I've recommended books that I gave 3 stars to friends (friends who, as expected, loved them more than me).
To me a 1 or 2 star is a bad review. I have never read a book based solely on a 1 or 2 star review. There are so many books in the world. Why would I read a bad one? Sometimes I have read books after reading a bad review, but those are always books I intended to read anyways. And I never read books just for the lulz. I've thought about it. Then I think about the 250+ books on my to be read shelf. Every time the potentially good books win.
I've read books after reading mediocre reviews. Sometimes a friend will not like a book but as they describe it it sounds like a book that I would like.
What about everyone else? Have you read a book because of a bad review?