book blogger hop

On Twitter recently, I hopped onto a blogger follow train, where I found Kerri McBookNerd. The first post of hers that I read was this weeks Book Blogger Hop, so thanks for introducing me to the hop Kerri!

About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was created by Crazy-For-Books in 2010 and ended in 2012. Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop in 2013. Each week the hop poses a book related question with the purpose of giving bloggers a chance to build their online community.

This Week’s Question
The Answer

Yes and no… The first time I see a book is usually in one of three places: BookTube, Twitter, or a book blog that I’m following. If I’m intrigued I’ll look it up on GoodReads to learn more about it. What I look at is the synopsis, reviews from people I follow, and any content I should be aware of (homophobia, sexual assault, etc.).

Star ratings don’t really matter to me, but the ratings/reviews from those I follow do. The voices that I listen to belong to LGBTQIA, disabled, and persons of color. When it comes to stories about those identities, I do pay attention to the reviews from persons with those identities because it’s their story – and their opinion of how it’s told matters to me.

What about you, do ratings affect whether you buy a book or not? Let me know in the comments below.