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Fellow Book Lovers!!!!!
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Here's this week's question:
When you're browsing Goodreads,
the library, or another blogger's reviews,
what grabs your attention
to make you want to read it?
The cover is always the first thing I notice, whether I find the book on Goodreads or elsewhere. After that, it's the plot synopsis, if the book in question is fiction, or the subject matter, in the case of a non-fiction book.
On the other hand, if a book looks interesting enough, I will consider reading it. Then, if I don't like the cover, I do some Googling to see if I can find an edition with a cover I can love. If at all possible, I try to get the best price for a great-looking cover!
The third factor I consider is the reviews. I can't always trust them, though. You never know...sometimes I've bought a book, based on great reviews, only to end up hating it once I've started reading it. The reverse has also been true.
I guess the best thing to do is to borrow the book from a library first, then, if one really likes it, go ahead and buy it. This is not an option for me, because I've sworn off libraries!
I really think,when all is said and done, that I rely on instinct at times, after considering all three of the above factors!
Here are some books I've
They all have great covers,
and a lot of rave reviews!
Lisa T. Bergren
Kendra Leigh Castle
This week at
A Night's Dream of Books
The Charmed Sphere,
by Catherine Asaro
by Don Miguel Ruiz
Winter's Light, by M.J. Hearle