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Book reviewer websites do you visit them?
« on: April 04, 2020, 01:37:13 PM »


If you do which ones do you go to and how often? Not counting goodreads or library thing

I’ve just been to http://mark---lawrence.blogspot.com/2019/10/finalists-for-5th-spfbo.html

 10 different book reviewer review the SPBO have you visited any of the judges websites?

I’ve been to some of them very rarely or not at all.
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Re: Book reviewer websites do you visit them?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2020, 01:56:02 PM »
I don't like reading reviews before reading the books, but afterwards I check them out.
Mostly I read our own main site and Fantasy Hive.
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Re: Book reviewer websites do you visit them?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2020, 02:01:21 PM »
I've visited them, but only because I once entered SPFBO. Normally I wouldn't visit them. I come here (and one other place) for ideas on what to read, and that's enough. For reviews, I just look at some reader reviews, but mostly make up my own mind from the sample offered by most booksellers.

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Re: Book reviewer websites do you visit them?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2020, 02:10:06 PM »
I quite like reading reviews after  I’ve read the book to see if I agree with the reviewers haha
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Re: Book reviewer websites do you visit them?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2020, 07:26:08 PM »
Infrequently. Sometimes one of the reviewers I follow on Twitter posts something that tickles my interest but that's about it. Tbh, I wish I knew of a review site for fantasy I trusted and enjoyed the writing of the same way I do for metal.
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Re: Book reviewer websites do you visit them?
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2020, 07:56:16 PM »
Visit them? I run one.  8)

I tend not to read reviews. If a book looks interesting but I don't know anything about it, I might read one to find out more, but if it's a book I'm going to buy anyway I don't really see the point.

Her, Fantasy Hive and Tor.com I all visit daily, but I'm generally more interested in articles and interviews than the actual reviews.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2020, 11:21:32 PM »
I used to follow a lot of review blogs - well, I still follow them, I just don't have a chance to read my blog feed very often these days. I found it particularly useful to hear more than one point of view on books, so that I could start to filter the points of commonality and difference, and how people were talking about a book. Those were the things that told me whether it was likely to be for me or not.

These days I get a lot of that from twitter - I follow a lot of reviewers and authors and agents, and I hear the buzz and get books on my radar (and tbr pile) that way.

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Re: Book reviewer websites do you visit them?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2020, 08:13:39 AM »
Not really. I only used Goodreads.

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Re: Book reviewer websites do you visit them?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2020, 09:54:46 PM »
No, never.

I also use goodreads, but I rarely read reviews anyway.
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2020, 10:11:08 PM »
I don't visit review sites daily. Only when I need to read some reviews and it's almost always after Google search.
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