Blog Files: Old and/or New Reviews

Mar 18, 2011
Becky from Becky's Barmy Book Blog posed this question:

Do you like to see reviews only about newer books, or are older books good to see too?
I think it's really a great question because I've thought about this before. My answer is simply: I like both

Whenever I read an older book I always love to put up an old review to hopefully get the word about it out again. I think it's nice for authors to see reviews of one of their older books to to show that it has not been "forgotten" about. 

And of course it's great to see reviews of newer books because I don't want to go buy a new book from a new author and not know what to expect. It's nice to see a review or two to get an idea of what I might think. Of course at the same time I sometimes avoid reviews on books that I am about to read just to know that I will be getting an unbiased perspective. Sometimes a bunch of reviews on a new book aren't that good because there have been a multitude of times that a book has gotten countless praising reviews and I found that the book fell short because of all the great reviews.

So in conclusion, I love reviewing and reading reviews on both old and new books. Sometimes I feel it can hurt a readers reactions to the newer books though.

Have a blessed weekend!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for picking my question. :D
    I love your blog files.

    And my answer to the question is that I love to do both too, Older books deserve some attention and new books are always exciting. It's just I tend to get less comments etc on older books than newer, but I don't let that stop me I just wanted to see other opinions.
    Great answer, Have a lovely week. :D

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  2. I stopped by your blog today. I don't tend to read "new" books and review books that are on my neverending TBR pile, not ones specifically sent to me for review. And yes I'm always on the lookout for an author/book that might interest me whether it be new or old.
    Ann

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