Read and Respond

This is super quick since my focus is all over the place this week. What makes up your mind about purchasing a book? Cost, description, author loyalty, etc. Do you only buy in a specific genre, take friends advice, Amazon suggestions?

I’m trying to get a feel for your tastes.

15 thoughts on “Read and Respond

  1. Larry

    I tend to get comfortable with an author or his/her main character then max out on them. Stumbled into Craig Johnson and own them all. Same with John Sandford. Interesting that I lean toward regional authors. Believable dialogue is pretty much key. Book jackets only help on the first one, but an interesting teaser gets me started.

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      1. Ha! Fair enough, but if you ever want to dabble and see if there are some decent areas, I have a few sample chapters on my site you can test out (anonymously) πŸ˜‰

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  2. This is going to sound pretty silly, especially considering how I pride myself on being a bookwhore, but I buy books that are shiny and brightly colored. But I want to read every book that anyone else has ever read and suggested. πŸ™‚ I have a whole page on my blog dedicated to all my literature Loves.

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      1. Of course there is: Sci Fi. Not my thing, generally. However, if someone recommends it, or if I find a snippet online that catches my attention, I might give it a shot.

        I’m pretty good at generating buzz about things that are good. So if I like something, I’m open to telling people about it.

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