Feature & Follow Friday #4

by 1:29 AM 11 comments
Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read!

Q: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?

Yes and no. Yes, because when deciding on whether or not to buy a book I always read reviews on it first. I read good reviews and I also try to search for a few bad reviews as well. Why, you ask? Good question, young grasshopper. I like hearing the pros and cons on books because it helps me better decide if I want to read it myself. Lets say for instance, I was contemplating on whether or not I wanted to visit this new ice cream shop down the street, and I trained my ears to hear nothing but good things about the ice cream shop (Work with me, I have a point, I swear!). So I walk into the shop with a 12-watt smile on my face, ready for a good 'ole time. I taste the ice cream and... it tastes like my right foot! Not the left one, the right! So I walk away disappointed. Why was I disappointed? Because I tricked and bamboozled myself by only reading good reviews on it! 

And no, because I've never actually bought a book solely because I read a bad review on it. I don't think that'll ever happen actually... I don't... understand why anyone would... buy a book because... it looked bad... *Ends off awkwardly*

Carmen Shaw


Carmen N. Shaw is currently a biology major at Georgia State University. She is the owner and developer of the book blog, Understanding Carmen's Story.


  1. Oh my gosh I loved your response! (reads again the part of the feet) LOL. I'm like you, too. No way I'd choose a book just because of a bad review. Who is such a masochist?

    Anyways, I really like your blog, so... New follower! <3
    My FF

  2. That last paragraph was amazingly hilarious :)))

    Stop by my Follow Friday post!

  3. Hi there :) just hopping through. Hahaha great response.

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

  4. Hi Shae!

    I just dropped by to tell you that you have a blog award from me here:

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Mia @ Bookwormmia.blogspot.com

  5. Haha, awesome response! Not sure how I've never found your blog before, but I'm definitely a new follower!! I look forward to your reviews, and your blog is really beautiful...I stole your button for my blogroll :)

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

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

    The Muggle

  7. Love your blog, it's gorgeous! :D
    LOL, I love your response. :)
    New follower.
    My FF;

  8. LOL. Your answer gave me the BEST laugh I've had all day. Seriously, I loved it. The fact that it was your right foot and not your left...rotfl. ;)

    But, seriously I tend to definitely agree with you. Have a fantastic weekend.

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
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  9. Urgh, I hate when that happens. I mean, left foot.. cool. Right foot, though? God, how disgusting is this ice cream shop?

    New Follower, completely in love with you. I shall stalk you to the end of time. *cough* ;)

    Patricia // My FF

  10. I see what you're saying - life's too short to read bad books - but what if you read a review and everything they listed as a 'bad' point was actually a good thing in your book...? :)

    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.

  11. New follower. I wouldn't by a book just because it had bad reviews.
    My FF: http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-friday.html


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