Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about book reviews…
Do you read any non-blogging book reviews? If so, where (newspaper, library etc)? Do you have any favourites sources you'd like to share?
Actually I read reviews anywhere I could find them, be it on blogs or other different sites.. I check Shelfari, Amazon and sometimes the author's web page.
Sometimes my non blogging friends or family members recommend something so I go look on the net to check the storyline and then it might end up on my virtual tbr shelf on Shelfari.
I don't really care about the rating, I read the review to check if it's my type of book or not, what kind of genre it is and if the storyline is something that is interesting to me..
Why I do that?! Because I believe that everyone's opinions are different, me liking the book does not mean that everyone else is going to like it and the other way around is true..
One of the books that was recommended to me by a friend/collegue of mine was Harry Potter that was around 2002/2003. She introduced me to Harry's world when she was reading the forth book, convincing me to try out the first book and that it was very good and saying a lot of things about it.. so I went to the bookstore (Jareer) and bought the first book.. I've been a fan ever since!!
Then I recommended it to my sister-in-law, which resulted her and my brother being fans.. then my neice-in-law, which resulted with her and her sister being fans..
It was really nice to have discussions with people about the books that you all enjoy.. making speculations and assumptions till the next book comes out!! It was so much fun!!
I love getting recommendations from anyone who is willing to give it, it's not a guarantee that I would read it but it would be high on my list of choices..