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Didi: Everyone has different taste in books, have you guys experienced when two or more reviewers reading same books and had opposite opinions of it (no need to mention the title, of course)? I’m curious on the dynamic within on blog with a few reviewers with mix taste of genre. 🙂
I have had the wonderful experience of doing duo reviewers from my very first one. Sometimes we completely agree and other times we have been polar opposites. No two reviewers are alike in this wonderful group and that is what I like and respect the most. That we can agree to disagree and still respect the other reviewer and their opinion. I honestly believe it is a treat to do a duo review and look forwards to doing many more. I believe it is a plus for the author also…to see the different reactions to their work. At least I hope so.
I’m not really qualified to answer that question. I’ve only done 1 duo review and we both had the same thoughts on it.
You just have to respect that other people have different opinions than yours and to NEVER take this personally.
I LOVE when I read reviews with different opinions. I think it makes for great discussion and highlights real life. I rarely participate in duo type reviews because of time constraints but I love to read them and I love the meaningful discussion that can come from seeing different points of view. I don’t think I have encountered any duo type reviews that have resulted in harsh or negative interaction because of a difference of opinion.
We tend to pick books we are already interested in for one reason or another, so I find with most reviews that I duo on that our findings are somewhat similar. That being said, I love doing these types of reviews because it often shows how differently two people read the same thing. I also find that the other person picked out things to state in their review that I had the same feelings about but failed to mention in my own review. I also enjoy buddy reading with the other person to get more enjoyment out of the experience.
I’ve never had that happen with a book that I was reviewing for the blog, but I know that I’ve strongly disagreed with other reviewers opinions a couple of times. Usually because I thought a book was better than the rating they gave, but I do remember one time I thought a fellow reviewer had lost their mind because I thought a book was complete rubbish, and they were recommending it.
Like you said, we all have different tastes, different triggers. I do try to choose review books that seem to lean towards my preferences though. I don’t like writing bad reviews. Occasionally, if a book is good but completely not to our taste, we’ll swap reviewers so it gets a fair review.
Dani and I read a book for a Duo Review a little over a year ago that totally qualified. It had a medical condition, that I myself have, in it, and it was totally inaccurately portrayed. It seemed to have been added for dramatic effect, but I absolutely HATED it because of the errors and omissions and unreality of it. I would have given it a 1.0 or even lower, but I upgraded it to a 2.0 because it was a Duo Review with Dani. She loved the book, gushed about it, and gave it a 4.5. We politely agreed to completely disagree on that one, but incidentally, I would never pick up that author again since it was probably my least favorite read since I joined Love Bytes. We still use that book as an example of how the reviews contained in Duo Reviews aren’t always similar to each other in rating.
(Dani confirms 🙂 )
I love to see a different opinion on a review even it is is around the same rating I still like to read the different interpretation of the book. So I like we have more duo reviews nowadays.
What do you think of duo reviews? do you like that we have more of it on the shedule lately?
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