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  1. As you hinted at under 4): Sometimes a review says more about a reviewer than about the book he or she reviews.

    Comment by Christa Polkinhorn — May 5, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

  2. I read for entertainment. Can’t predict what will interest me. I shun the fairy dust/robot themes, however when it came to TV entertainment, many yrs ago, I was totally willing to sit down for 30 minutes to see what sort of antics ALF could get into this time.

    I’m willing to admit when it comes to books there are two parts. Story and the telling of it. I love to see the artful management of a thought or scene. When I see a beautiful sentence I am so proud of the author. I stop my cake eating, to savor the chocolate bit on the icing. (How was that for a simile? I relate many things to cake).

    I want a good story made better by the telling of it.
    The cake awaits. Ummmm, with icing.

    Comment by Karen Bennett — May 26, 2011 @ 11:32 am

  3. As a reader I like to see that a book has one star reviews. Do I care what they say, not usually. I just use it as a guide to the fact that there are some people who were willing to buy the book and cared enough to come back and say something.

    If a book only has 5 star reviews I assume rightly or wrongly they are just from friends and family.

    Comment by nadine — May 26, 2011 @ 11:46 am

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