Every week during Fall Into Reading, Katrina will be asking various book and reading related questions, and I'll be answering them here. (At least assuming I remember to answer them.)
This week's question is: How much do book reviews influence your decision to acquire and/or read a book?
Since I write reviews, I'd better answer it's always important, right?
Seriously, they really only influence me if I am debating about a book. I'll look over reviews and skim the good and the bad. If it sounds worthwhile, I'll get it. If the reviews don't really convince me either way, I usually skip it.
Of course, a recommendation from someone I trust is enough to push something from the "Not even considering it" list to the "Must buy and read right away" list.
What about you?
And as a bonus since this is Banned Book Week, take a moment to read my thoughts on the week.