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.


 

12 thoughts on “TOP TEN TUESDAY : DO THESE THINGS MAKE ME PICK UP A BOOK?

  1. My former sister-in-law and I used to have opposite movie tastes. If she liked a movie, it probably sucked. If she loved it, I’d probably hate it. I guess some books are probably like that too.

    There are always books on sale, and although it doesn’t guarantee I’ll buy it, if it’s a book that I’ve seen and have been interested in, and it’s cheap enough ($1.99/$2.99) then I’m likely to buy it.

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    • Good point! Yes, I always make sure to buy some books I am interested in during the Black Friday sale. But sale is never the first prerogative for me to pick or buy a book.

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  2. “Do I buy books if they are on sale for no other reason than them being on sale? No.” This makes sense and is definitely wise for avoiding clutter, but the dollar store started carrying high-quality overstock from Target and Barnes & Noble that turns over often, and it’s incredible how much more I feel like “I could give this book a try” when it’s BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW and also only a dollar.

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    • I can totally understand! But the exchange rate and shipment rate is so high, that even after discount price, the books are still not cheap in my country. That’s why I have to channel self-restraint even during book sales.

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