Friday, February 3, 2012

TGIF (14) Book Appeal


TGIF is a weekly feature created and hosted by Ginger at GReads! that re-caps the week’s posts and has different question each week.


This Friday's Question:
Book Appeal: When you're browsing goodreads, the library, or another blogger's reviews, what grabs your attention to make you want to read it?

I won't lie here.  A good eye catching cover is the first and foremost thing for me.  Bright covers usually win hands down for me but covers that are tastefully done definitely grab my attention.  An unusual title is another reason I'd pick a book up.

Three Examples of covers and titles that have won me over:

 

Blink and Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones
Between by Jessica Warman

These three books were bought by either cover or title.  Blink and Caution was both, The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages won me over by the title for sure, and Between was the cover alone.

When I'm usually out and about and I encounter a book where I'm on the fence, I'll quickly jump onto Goodreads just to see the star rating and a quick review.  If the star rating is over 4 I'll buy it, but if it's lower, I'll skim read a review here and there to see if it's up my alley.

I usually read bloggers reviews if I'm at home and can't decide which books I want to order next.  I tend to frequent a few popular blogs, usually the ones who have similar tastes to mine before I decide to buy, or skim over.

This Weeks Posts (From Saturday):


When you're browsing goodreads, the library, or another blogger's reviews, what grabs your attention to make you want to read it?

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