Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What makes you wanna read it?

I'm very impulsive, especially with books. My TBR list constantly builds because more and more books gets released. But, there are a couple of things that must appeal to me before I even consider purchasing a book.

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
So, how do you choose what books you read? What is the first thing that attracts you to a book?


LunaMoth said...

most definatly the cover, i tend to stay away form ones that look like urban paranormals (girl on the over holding a weapon in skimpy clothing..)
i also see if the description sounds interesting. Length also, i dont like too long of a book unless its an epic fantasy, there are some exceptions though (Hunger games..)

Unknown said...

I'd have to agree with all your points, except maybe the first one. I don't have to read the second in a series if the first one wasn't compelling. Great list, thanks for sharing!

Alleged Author said...

I think I'm always attracted to the cover of the book first. Then I look up reviews to make sure I know what I'm getting into before buying. Great post!

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