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Do you read book reviews? Whose do you trust? Do they affect your reading habits? Your buying habits?
I do occasionally read reviews, but I still tend to make a decision on whether or not to read those books without considering that. I’m more likely to trust a review by someone I know and who has similar tastes to me, but the likes of Amazon reviews are tainted these days by authors getting friends and family members to post glowing reviews of their books before they’re even available, and even resorting to “reviewing” their own books, which I think is underhand – it’s more likely to put me off reading a book to be honest!
I tend to look at blogs on the W… W… W… Wednesdays or the Teaser Tuesday trail. If I consistently spot someone who seems to have similar tastes to mine, I tend to take more notice, but if someone tends towards reading a lot of books that don’t interest me, I’m less likely to take a recommendation from them.