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Reblogged from The Book Lantern:

"The more reviews of varying types there are, the more I as a reader trust the average of those reviews. Disagreement to me seems more likely to be honest instead of a hype bomb from the squee-cannon. As I said before - it's easy to fake hype. It's much harder to fake anger or the process of working out how one feels about a book through a thoughtful discussion of pros and cons."

--Sarah Wendell at Smart B*tches, Trashy Books

 

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Smart stuff from the every fab Smart Bitches.

 

As a basic rule, I don't trust a book with mostly fawning reviews.