The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.
First, this question comes from a wonderful book blogger that I follow, so I encourage you to click on the link in the question and check out Flora’s lovely site.
Now on to my answer to the question: To be honest, if I actually buy a book, it is often by authors who I have been reading for years, and I preorder it before it even has any stars. Occasionally, a see a book from blog posts or Instagram that intrigues me, and with those books I look at stars but more importantly, I look at what reviewers say. I check out some high star ratings and some low star ratings and can usually get a good feel about whether I will like the book from that.
If I am in doubt but still intrigued, I just get it from the library. And stars do not matter for that path 🙂
Do star ratings impact whether you buy a book or not?
I like to include a picture so here is a collage of my more recent book purchases: