I also realized that when you look at the likes a review gets on sites like goodreads, many really negative and snarky reviews have the most likes. I wonder if readers really don't trust positive reviews, if some readers just like snark and even insults in a review or if people take the positive reviews for granted and forget to show their like-feeling.
I guess it's a mix of all three things. I like some snark (not too much) but not when I get the feeling that it's only included to get attention, to sound super intelligent & witty and to create drama.
And I sometimes take great, positive reviews for granted. I realized that I don't click the like button on great, positive reviews often enough. In the future I will show my appreciation for positive, honest and fantastic reviews more often. Because these reviews are the reason that I have discovered a lot of amazing books. So I should show my love for them more strongly. So thanks to all reviewers for writing great, insightful and honest reviews, it doesn't matter if your reviews are positive or negative, I believe in you and your honesty!
Btw, of course I know that not all reviews are honest, but I trust the bloggers whom I follow and the readers whom I came to know on sites like goodreads.