Choosing

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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.

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2 Responses

  1. It’s a combination for me. Mood, genre, reviews, cover. All of it factors into my decision to read something or not.
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  2. You are so organized! I am a mess. I am usually reading what is forced upon me. If I actually felt that I had a CHOICE (I know I do but I force this obligations upon myself) I wouldn’t know how to handle it!

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