Do you read book reviews? Do you let them change your mind about reading/not reading a particular book?
I do read book reviews, but only after I've read a book. They often contain spoilers, and that makes me really ANGRY. Also, no matter how hard I try to have an open mind, if I've already read a book review, it shapes the way I experience a book. I expect it to be like the reviewer said, and I miss my own experience of the book.
By the way, haven't they asked this question before??!??