Taking a break from studying. People who've been following my Twitter know exactly how consistent I am in study sessions. (Five minutes of studying and thirty of web browsing. I'm so gonna need my insomnia to kick in tonight...)
This question just popped up - which influences you more, a negative review or a positive? I know I've picked up countless books because the negative review made me curious. Like, could a book BE as bad as this person is depicting?!
Positive reviews don't singlehandedly get me to buy any books. (Or request, for that matter.) I've heard of something called the rule of 3, in which if you see something three times in three different places, it becomes fixated on your brain. Or something like that. I like to think that's what it takes to get me officially interested in a book - either I am naturally, or if I see three positives from book bloggers I trust.
And I guess I wondered this because of the comments in my Bliss review and saw how many people were saying they'd give Lauren Myracle another chance. I always wondered how much my blog influences anyone. (I totally think it's somewhere in the vicinity of zero, but you never know.)
Okay back to studying!