This is my first ever discussion post. It was just something that crossed my mind the other day and I felt like asking all of you bloggers. It may have already been covered but oh well.
So the main discussion point: Book Reviews.
What I want to know is:
What book reviews do you pay attention to?
Do you read reviews in papers/magazines? If so do you place their revies higher/lower/or the same as blogger reviews if you acknowledge them at all?
Do you trust certain bloggers opinions on a book more highly than others or do you just pay attention to the majority of bloggers' opinions?
If you had heard really negative reviews from lots of bloggers on a book and one positive review from a blogger, would you give the book a chance?
The reason this started is because I don't really ever pay attention to book reviews in papers. I don't tend to look at them and those I do see are usually for adults. I place bloggers opinions higher than newspapers because I feel I connect more with them and trust their opinions. I tend to look at the overall opinions rather than putting my trust in one blogger. However, if a blogger justifies their opinion well enough, I will give a book a shot that I have heard negative reviews about. However, it will probably be from the library if I can get a copy.