I completely agree with this process of trying to figure out whether a book is worth picking up and reading. Wonderfully written explanation by Cristian Mihai
Whenever a book piques my interest, the first thing I do is go on Amazon or Goodreads and read the bad reviews.
Because, for once, I believe that by reading the bad reviews you get a better understanding of what works and what doesn’t in that particular book. Also, I’ve found that those who didn’t like the book are particularly more detailed in their reviews. They aren’t just raving about how awesome and freaking amazing that book was. And then I suppose it’s simply because I’m more likely to buy a book that also has some bad reviews. All five star reviews looks pretty suspicious and I just guess that reading about a book’s flaws makes me want to buy it more.
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