- If it's from an Author I've read/Part of a series
If I like the author I'll probably get other books that they've written, and I'm a sucker for series. Even if I only somewhat enjoyed the first book in a series, I just have to read the rest... it's something about leaving it unfinished that I can't do.
- Author I've heard about
The blogging community is great. They've introduced me to a whole lot of stories that I wouldn't have imagined I'd pick up on my own accord. If I read a review on a blog that's positive, I'll probably be tempted to read that book (so yes, book blogs are a really big help with giving me suggestions of books to read).
- The Cover
Now, this is where the actual book comes in. I've been told I'm very distracted by "shiny" objects. I can't help it. If I like a book cover, I'm going to pick it up. If I haven't heard anything about the author, the book cover is probably the most important aspect. I don't care about the "Don't judge a book by it's cover", it's definitely the cover that makes me take any notice.
- The Blurb
If I like the cover, then I'll read the blurb. I've got to like the sound of the book in order to be that one step closer to buying it, even if the cover is eye-dazzling fantastic.
- The First Page
The last factor for me to buy a book is the first page. I'll browse through the first couple of paragraphs to see if I like the writing style. If it's something I like then I'm sold with the book.
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