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Kaffeinated Conversations

Hey Booklovers!

Kaffinated conversation with Bibliogyan

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 ☺️

Cheers! xo

14 thoughts on “Kaffeinated Conversations

  1. I’m most influenced by the synopsis, especially if it’s an author I don’t know or haven’t read. I’m rarely seduced by a cover after having paid the steep price for that too many times☺️

    I do rely heavily on reviews by trusted friends, definitely when I’m uncertain. They may be the tipping point. However, if I’m seeing rave reviews by friends with very similar reading attitudes, I’m in.

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  2. Oh wow, that’s some good reading ! Congrats !

    Hmm. I like to think the cover is not what I MOSTLY look for (okay, yeah, maybe 1 or 2 has been for the cover..) ; what hook me first is the title, rather. If the title create a “ping!” in my brain, I then pick it up and read the blurb – from there we are the same ! If the blurb leave me “erhh” or if I see it’s from an historical/World War point of view, im so NOT gonna pick that book xd I however am not basing myself on reviews to pick something up, most of the time i’d love a book who has a negative overall review (looking at in a dark dark wood) sooo eh.

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