I checked in at the Booking Through Thursday blog, which is the host for a weekly book meme or blogging prompt. Here is this week’s prompt:
What makes you choose the books you read?
Genre? Reviews? Certain authors? Covers? Recommendations?
1. Bloggers’ recommendations: If my favorite book bloggers make a buzz about a book, I’m off to he bookstore.
2. Genre: I tend to read predominantly within a genre—literary fiction, translated literature, and contemporary classics (i.e. 20th century).
3. Literary Awards: I follow Booker Prize and choose my readings from the long- and shortlists.
4. Bookstore: Browsing is fun. I always look at the new book table at my local bookstores. Sometimes I’m surprised by the fruit of random browsing. The latest find is Mama’s Child by Joan Steinau Lester.