Thursday, November 4, 2010

How do you decide to buy a book?

I'm curious. What makes you pick up a book?

I'd especially like to know what tips you over the edge when you're considering buying a book by someone you've never read before.

Cover? Blurbs? Online reviews? Gut feeling that you'll enjoy it?


Jennifer said...

I've been relying heavily on online reviews lately, particularly Goodreads reviews. I did start reading a book reviewed on a blog recently, but found I really didn't care for the book.

Lynn said...

I don't know if this helps or not, but I use the cover, title, size of print, and the first paragraph to help me decide if a book is right for me or not. Recommendations also help. I've read and enjoyed books I would not have picked up because they were assigned in book clubs or recommended by people I trust.

Author of You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers

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