Okay, okay I know I’m supposed to stick to 5 posts to feature… but I just couldn’t this week!! These 6 were just too, too compelling… I’m going to link up with Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Sunday Post meme to spread the love…
What Makes A Good Book : How I rate my 5 stars book
From Trang @ Bookidote. GAH! I so related to this post… This is why we should read wrap up posts… I missed this when she originally posted it and am so glad that it caught my eye!! YES! YES! YES! Shhh, twists!! YES! Check out her reasons, see if you relate too!!
How Do Reviews Influence Our Opinions and is it a Good Thing?
From Beth @ Reading Every Night. We have to have a way to week through books otherwise out TBR would be a mile long! So the book community is A LOT OF HELP! But is that influence too much? Do you remove or add because of the reviews you read? Come check out Beth’s thoughts…
A Book Blogger’s Guide to Twitter
From Kate @ Parchment Girl. Are you on twitter?! Do you share your posts and take part in the community… Well I do! I won’t claim to be an expert by any means but I’m on twitter an awful lot… Well here is a post for newbie or expert or those in between! I picked up a handy tip myself…
Is Spoiler-Free Pressure Ruining In-Depth Discussions About Books?
From Shannon A Thompson. GAH!!! I SO FREAKIN AGREE WITH THIS POST… you’ve got to read it… Okay, okay, it’ll probably take a little more convincing. I too would like to be able to talk about details of a book SOMEWHERE… I created a feature to do so but because its spoilers no one will read it, don’t YOU want to talk about books on a deeper level, more than just read this…?!
Let’s Talk About Abuse and Rape in YA Fantasy
From Cam @ Camillea Reads. Okay warning! Spoilers in this post… but you’re safe if you aren’t too keen on fantasy without much fantasy… I too read Tess of the Road and I wasn’t as effected as Cam… Her thoughts are right on about abuse and rape… and while the book didn’t really stir me, this is an important topic!!
Backlist Blast (Weekly Book Meme)
From Flavia the Bibliophile. This week I stumbled on Flavia’s new meme… it pairs well with her Arcstravaganza meme which celebrates ARCs you’ve received, but instead you share a book on you backlist at least 6 months old that you want to excite yourself to read soon! Sounds like a fun way to get other bloggers to urge us to get reading!!
This week I shared my wrap up post… Please check it out and click on anything you missed! I have a Korean Food post that will get your taste buds salivating and you’ll want to watch K-dramas, so prepare to be seduced!!
Do reviews influence you opinions and whether you’ll read a book?!
When I’ve read a cross section of reviews about a book I can typically figure out from the positive vs. the negative along with the premise whether I will enjoy it or not. They add up and I’ve gotten good at reading between the lines… Where I go wrong is with EXTREME hype. When I NEVER see a negative review… but then end up HATING a book… it’s such a bummer!
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