I was thinking recently of what makes me click on a review when I'm scrolling through bloglovin' (and what makes people read my reviews). Obviously there are certain blogs that I pretty much read every post so I'll read every review. But then there are others that I pick and choose. If it's a book I'm thinking about reading, I'll click on it and read it so I can see what the person thought. But sometimes I won't comment except maybe to say something along the lines of "Can't wait to read that book, glad you enjoyed it!" But sometimes, even if it's a book I'm thinking about reading, if there have been so many reviews of it already, I won't read the review.
I'm also more likely to read a review if I've recently read the book because I want to see what other people thought of it and usually I have something more substantive to say about the book. It is hard though to write something substantive without spoiling it for other people.
If it's a book I haven't heard of, whether I read the review depends on the title and the cover, to be honest. If it's a series I haven't started and the review is for the second or third book in the series, a lot of times I won't read the review.
So all of this makes me think about which books I should write reviews for. For example, should I write a review for a book that already has a ton of reviews? I recently read These Broken Stars, but I've seen so many reviews in the past couple of weeks for that book, I wonder whether I should write a review for it.
What about you? Why do read certain reviews and not others?
Posted by: Pam