Nov 12, 2012

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Question – When It Comes To Reviews, When Are You Most Likely To Leave A Comment?

I have to admit that I do not leave comments on other blogs as much as I’d like to.  This year has been nuts and I’m finally realizing that I have a lot on my plate.

But there are times, while reading reviews on other blogs, that I will leave a comment more than not.  I tend to leave my mark on reviews for books that I’ve read more often than any other ‘type’ of review.  I will also leave a comment for a book that I have been really looking forward to.  And even though I will sometimes leave a comment for a review for a book I have not heard of, it is a lot less likely.

So that’s me and now it’s your turn…When it comes to reviews, when are you most likely to leave a comment?

  1. I used to read many reviews, from books I’ve read and from books I was planing to read. Lately I’m not reading reviews from books I’m really looking forward to read because I don’t want others’ perceptions of the book to affect me and maybe make me see the book in a different way. A while ago I noticed that after reading reviews sometimes a reviewer didn’t like something in a book, but because I read her/his review I was already predisposed to that specifical event before I’d even read the book. So now I prefer to get into the book with a “virgin” mind; after reading the book I may go and read the reviews and comment.

    I don’t know if you notice in your “picture” you used the second language, right after english is Turkish… I don’t know if you did it on purpose or if it was just a coincidence. lol

  2. I read a ton of reviews but don’t comment very often. I usually comment if the reviewer is someone I’ve talked with on Twitter frequently and the book/author being reviewed is a favorite of mine. I also like to comment on author interviews, but generally speaking I don’t comment as much I’d like, simply because I don’t have the time.

  3. Question posts. Like this! ;)
    Or for reviews of books I’ve already read. Like Marcela above I’m not reading many reviews on books I want to read unless I’m unsure about it (like Iced!) because it’s starting to sway me a little.
    For example I read Smexy Books review of Lord’s Fall and was really disappointed the reviewer didn’t like it a lot but then I read your review and was glad you liked but it made me confused about where to put it on my TBR pile because that’s two review sites I trust a lot with two really different opinions so in future I’ll just bookmark them to read after I’ve read the book.

  4. I just comment left and right, so I can’t really say :) I comment everything. It’s more the question when I do not comment. When I am tired, busy, when I did not finishing reading the review or something

  5. Oh man, I’m terrible at replying to reviews on blogs. I’m much better on Goodreads. Like you, Julie, I am far more likely to leave comments about books I’m really excited about. Often sequels from favorite series. But to break that down even more, I generally reply to reviews on books I have not read where the trigger questions in my mind (like hints about cliff hanger endings or funky relationship issues), or reviews about books I have read with a lot of mystery of elements that are open to debate. I love discussing theories with people, or pondering what direction everyone thinks the author will go in the next book. I think that’s why I do more replies on Goodreads than in blogs, because there Goodreads gets a ton of traffic, and thus there are more people to join in on the discussion. I do sometimes reply to reviews on new books too – generally if I read a review that’s just so amazing it makes me want to run right out and buy the book, I then leave a comment, and I’ll follow up with another comment when I finish to let the reviewer know what I thought. :)

  6. When it comes to reviews, I tend to leave the most comments on books I’ve already read. If there is a book I want to read (it’s on my schedule), I typically skip the review so as not to cloud or temper my judgement. I never leave comments on reviews for books I have no interest in reading. Sometimes I’ll comment on reviews of books that, because of the review, I want to read.

  7. I read lots of reviews but only comment if there is actually something to comment about. I rarely just comment “Great review”
    If the reviewer has made a point or asked readers a question, I am more likely to comment.

  8. Barbara Elness says:

    I’m most likely to leave a comment if it’s a book I really loved or am dying to read.

  9. Bookaholic Cat – I did that for you ;)

    Rebe – Yes. Once again it comes down to ‘darn real life’…lol

    Ally – I understand about wanting to wait to read a review…but I just can’t. I don’t know why lol. But yes, that has happened to me where I was gun-ho to read a book until I read a review by a trusted reviewer then…not so much gun-ho.

    blodeuedd – Yes, you are the queen of commenting. I have no idea how you do it but I must tell you that you put a smile on my face each and every day because you comment each and every day. :) < — see, look at me smile.

    Jessica – You are so right about GR and that is a great place to leave a comment if you want to discuss a book. There aren’t too many discussions on reviews on blogs…

    twimom – I do that too…I make sure to leave a comment if the reviewer has convinced me to try a book I was reluctant to try. That means she did a great job writing her review and deserves a comment.

    Michelle – Great point about not just commenting to comment. I am like you – I comment if there is something to say about the review I just read.

    Barbara – Same as me! :)

  10. I’d with everyone… I leave comments on blogs that I visit daily and on reviews for books that I really loved and/or really want to read.

  11. I don’t really know I think it depends on the review, I can post a lot of comments and sometimes I’m just not for it. It depends i I saw the book a lot in the same period or if it’s new to me…

  12. I usually only read reviews on books that I’ve already read so that I’m not spoiled. Then I comment if I agree with the reviewer. Like if they really loved the book and I did too then I’ll comment.

    If they post a quote that I loved, I will comment about the quote.

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