TOP TEN TUESDAY : DO THESE THINGS MAKE ME PICK UP A BOOK?

Another week and another TTT! This week, the topic is ‘the things that make pick up a book’. I’ve twisted it slightly to discuss the chances of certain things interesting me enough to pick up a book.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl.


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Trusted Author : Sometimes all I need to see is the name of the author whose past books have impressed me to pick up a book.

Does it make me pick up a book? It definitely does.

Blurb : A good blurb goes a long way. If I’m intrigued by a book blurb, I’m half convinced to pick up the book.

Does it make me pick up a book? It slightly does. But there are certain IFs.

Good Review : I look at the reviews of a book after I look at the blurb. As much as I hate it about myself, reviews do influence my motivation to pick up a book to a large extent. Why do I hate it? Because I’ve read books that I loved which had bad reviews and hate books with raving reviews. But I think I’m at a point of my life where I’m not a patient reader, and if I’m discouraged by reviews of a book then I won’t pick it up.

Does it make me pick up a book? It clearly does.

Recommendations by Friends : I have some friends whose tastes match perfectly mine. I have some other friends who are oil to my water, so our tastes rarely match.

Does it make me pick up a book? Depends on the friends.

Mood : I tend to have a particular mood for certain genres at times. So if I happen to come across a book that fits the genre I’m in the mood for, chances are I’ll pick it.

Does it make me pick up a book? If I’m in mood for the genre of the book, then it certainly does.

ARC: If I am sent an ARC of a book, I have yet to NOT read it.

Does it make me pick up a book? Undoubtedly.

Travel : If I’m traveling and I see a book on the stations or airports that intrigues me before I’m about to board, then I will be hugely tempted to buy that book. Granted I have the money!

Does it make me pick up a book? Yep.

Gift : Do I read all the books I’ve been gifted? No. But I try to make sure to pick them up as long as they are not completely opposite to my taste.

Does it make me pick up a book? Not always.

Gorgeous Cover : I might get weak over the gorgeousness of certain book covers, but I rarely pick up a book solely based on their covers.

Does it make me pick up a book? Sadly, no.

Sale : Do I buy books if they are on sale for no other reason than them being on sale? No.

Does it make me pick up a book? Nope.