MizB over at Should Be Reading asks us this week about how we go about choosing our books. The question is:
**How do you choose the books you read? Do you like the cover at art on a book? Do you rely on reviews? Do you let friends and/or family recommend books to you? How about books you find on other people’s blogs? Do you read the blurb/description?
I choose my books in so many ways. The cover is a big one for me. When I’m in the bookstore I walk the aisles looking at the covers. When I see one I like I grab it and automatically read the back and inside covers. This most of the time can decide a book purchase for me. I love beautiful covers although this does not always mean a good book-it’s still the initial attraction.
I don’t rely on reviews but I do pay close attention to them. I like blogger reviews in that a person tells you whether or not they liked it and their reasons for that decision. A lot of the time reading the blurb or reading about a book on an online store only tells you the good things about the book-they can almost make any book sound good. A review though gives you that little bit more. However, I don’t let it stop me from reading something I wanted to in the first place. An example is Breaking Dawn. I’ve heard a few bad reviews of it but that doesn’t dampen my spirit in wanting to read it.
I take my friend’s recommendations quite seriously because normally our reading interests are quite the same. So if they really loved a book, odds are I might too and I’ll give it a go.
So, how about you? How do you all go about choosing a good book to read…Join in the fun and let me know.