This is a weekly feature I have decided to start this year. It will include the books I read in the past week and my thoughts on current book trends and topics (including movies/series based on books) and the books I want to read. I also want to talk about what other book bloggers are sharing or their opinion on anything bookish. I just felt like as a book community it will be nice for everyone to gather around once in a while and share what they love so much – books!
I though of asking a question for this week’s kaffinated conversations. Hope you are tucked in with a hot cuppa to continue: How do you decide to read a book? Or what prompts you to?
Ok. Here’s a confession. My first reason to read any book is the cover. I know I know it’s not fair to the books but there has to be a first impression and so far all the books I have read have been decent to good that were chosen based on the cover.
Its like if the cover is good, then you get my attention and then I can come to the real reason to read it – the blurb! But no matter how good the cover is, if your blurb doesn’t hook me then there is no way am gonna read it. So I would say cover+blurb is the right combination.
Did you miss my last review? Check it out here Thieves Honor by #DavidCombs
But the flip side is that a good cover can also be misleading and the blurb too can be either vague or over-hyped that when we do read it more often than not it turns out to be disappointing. But I would say it’s rare – around 2/10 books may be sorted in this.
I think the books that have been most disappointing for me are the ones I read based on rave reviews. Around 5/10 books may come under this category. But mostly I rely on my instincts and vibe when I decide to read a book without any outside influences. 7/10 books turns out to awesome. So there that’s how I decide to read a book.
Finally, last week has been pretty hectic what with reading around 5 books in a row 😵 but I have no idea how I managed what with a toddler who can’t sit for a second. But it’s satisfying nevertheless. Hopefully I can finish The Last Magician by the end of January but I haven’t kept my hopes high 😏 Looking forward to hearing from you ☺️