A few months ago, I saw a conversation about review. One of those person say, that if a book got a lot of negative reviews, she wouldn't read it. This made me wonder how review can affect you, and so, I write this discussion post.
Let's start with positive review first. Personally, if a book got a lot of positive reviews or praises, there's a high chance that I'll read it. Of course, it still depends on the book. If I'm not interested with the book--eventhough many people love it--then I wouldn't read it. But, there are also some people who's afraid to read a book with many positive reviews and praises. They're afraid that those books won't live up to their expectations, and so, decide to not read the book instead.
How about negative reviews? There are 2 ways too how negative reviews could affect you. The first is, it made you want to read the book more. When I stumbled upon a book that got a lot of negative reviews, sometimes it made me curious. Is the book that bad? It made me want to read it and found out what other people ranted about.
The second is, it made you avoid the book. This is more like me. I'm not that rich to buy a lot of books, especially book that got a lot of negative reviews. That's why, I prefer to avoid the book, and buy other books that caught my interest instead.
Of course, there is some exceptions. What if the book that got a lot of negative reviews was a book by your favorite author? Or what if that book is from a series you love? In that case, I still will read the book, though I will lower my expectation.
How about you? Does review affect you in some ways? If so, tell me about it!