Topic: How important are book covers in getting you to read a book? How do you pick what blogs or books to read? What’s the one thing that will get you to pick up a book or click on a link every single time?
As for online stuff? It has to catch my attention. Ask a question relative to my life, and I’ll at least take a look. Drama or just talking about trash? Not likely.
I have 4 categories that the books I read often fit in:
Favorites: I have my favs. Scroll through my good reads and you’ll see… Kathy Reichs…The Women’s Murder Club….Anything Harry Potter related..
Kid(s) books: Because they are safer than adult books a lot of times, and their story lines have imagination and creativity lacking or that wouldn’t make sense for adult literature.
Interest topics/Mind stretchers: Economics (started with Freakonomics re: baby names), Psychology, Statistics… and what have you. These are my challenges and what my brain craves now and again.
These I read the descriptions of before pursuing and/or just get the latest in the series.
there’s the guilty pleasures. or the… trashy treasures…eye candy for the brain. Junk food for the romantic heart.. or whatever. Let’s face it, they’re
Yup. I read them. Sometimes I read a dozen in a row. I know it’s not real. Eventually I get sick of them, because I understand fully that my husband is not in the slightest bit romantic. The plot twists and so on that ‘keep them apart’ drive me nuts, too. So eventually, I go back to one of the other 3. It’s a healthy balance, I think. These I tend to grab the most colorful covers or intriguing/hilarious titles on the front and then read the description. I even found a few that had ‘geeky’ characters and I was SO THRILLED! Computer programmers are sexy too!
I saw the 20th Stephanie Plumb (Evanovich) when I was at Barnes and Noble. But it was hardback and way out of my budget. 🙂