Aug 022012
 

    

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This week’s questions:
A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.
Two questions about selecting your books.
Pooch asks:
Overall, what factor most influences your choice of your next read?
Sefcug asks:
What is it that makes you want to read a book by an author you have never read before?

My answers:
Two questions today and both good.

1.)   This question, at least for me, is more difficult since there are a couple of factors that go into choosing my next read and all of them important.

When I first started accepting requests, my policy was to read a book in the order that they arrived in my house, however, after doing this for quite some time,  I  found myself going into frequent slumps because I would read books that I just wasn’t in the mood for but felt an obligation to read and felt that, after a while with this system, I was reading in a robotic manner whereas I wasn’t really enjoying a book,  it was more a a chore than pleasure.  I have since changed that policy.  Now what determines my choice of what’s on deck,  is still the time frame of  “requested reviews” but since I am still having the HUGE problem of saying NO to certain books that sound like something I would enjoy, there are still quite a few to choose from within that pile, including my “priority” novels that have been booked for a tour with Partners In Crime Tours, which lately are many, which is a good thing and something I am very proud of.  But overall, choosing a book from these piles is definitely my mood.  Now what I do is, I skim the synopsis of those TBR books, and what “hits” me is the one I will start.

2.) When it comes to deciding on a book by a “new to me” author, there are 2 reasons why I would choose to read the book.  The plot and recommendations from reviews that I will read/see from other bloggers/reviewers.  And I have to say, because of those 2 reasons, over these past 2+ years, I have found some really great authors that are now on my “TBR authors” list.

What about you?  How do you choose your next read?  What makes you want to read a book by a “new to you” author?

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  2 Responses to “Booking Through Thursday”

  1. Since I read for my own entertainment, I can choose anything that suits my fancy at the time. Just to keep my reading interesting last month and this month I chose a theme for the month and read mostly books in that theme.

  2. I have a very strange system, but sometimes I’m reading for book club or because I’ll be meeting the author soon.

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