google-site-verification: google935433b691795853.html KRISTY BERRIDGE: Follow Friday #27

Friday, 6 April 2012

Follow Friday #27

Happy Friday everyone!
Yes, it’s that time of week again where bloggers unite to participate in the Follow Friday venture. The idea behind #FF is to promote traffic to your own blog, make new friends with other like-minded bloggers and discuss new and interesting topics each week.
Participating is simple. First you need to follow my blog because I’m totally awesome, then you can follow me on Twitter @kristyberridge (actually you don’t have to do this, it’s wishful thinking), but do follow my blog or assassins will get you …
Then you must follow our illustrious hosts Rachel of and Alison of If you want more details on how to enter your own blog in the follow and hop, all directions are on their webpages
Now, once you’ve followed, check out my answer to this week’s questions and don’t forget to leave a comment so I can do the right thing and follow you back!

This week's Question: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?

My answer: I think bad reviews make me curious. Mentioning no names, I once read a terrible tear down of another author's work. The remarks were childish, over-the-top insensitive, and downright offensive in some circumstances. All I could think of was if this person could not form a rational opinion with clear and concise reasoning why they didn't enjoy the book and consistently dismissed any positives, then why would I take their remarks seriously without reading for myself.. I try not to base my opinions on the verbal thrashings of a f@#$!head. 
Enough said.
So, in light of this, yes, I do buy books that other people have written poorly about, because you never can tell. 
Happy Follow Friday, everyone!

Kristy :)


  1. Well, when it comes to books I'm skeptical about, a bad review will likely lead me not to buy or read the book. But there have been books I really wanted to read, that I was so insanely curious or excited about, then I read a bad review but I still buy it. Although that's not really the same I guess!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!
    New email and linky follower :)

    The Muggle

  3. Old LinkyFollower hopping through!

    Negative reviews make me much more aware of books then positive reviews ever could, most of the times. I won't buy books solely based on one negative (or positive) review, but if they get strong responses, I'll want to know what all the fuss is about and decide for myself.

    That being said, I actually love rants. I know that for authors they must be horrible to read, but to be honest, a rant is the one thing that will most likely make me want to read a novel.

    Patricia // My FF

  4. New follower from Feature & Follow, pleased to meet you! It's my first week signed up, I'd love it if you came by to visit :) Link to my FF post.


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