Reading material

#275: How do you pick what blogs or books to read? What’s the one thing that will get you to pick up a book or click on a link every single time?

There isn’t just one thing. And quite frankly, I don’t think there ever will be one thing. When it comes to deciding which book to buy/read, there are a few factors that come into play – if it’s by an author I’ve read and enjoyed in the past, if it was recommended by a friend or even another Author I admire, if it carries an interesting blurb and of course, the design of the cover. For me, the cover of the book needs to be visually appealing for me to show the first bit of interest.

When it comes to which blogs to read, I guess I follow a similar principle – if it is by a blogger whose posts I regularly enjoy reading, if it has a catchy/intriguing post title and if they have used images/videos within them.

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Image: theguiridispatches.wordpress.com

Judgment day

#86: If you were to judge your favourite book by its cover, would you still read it?

Well, that’s a bit tough to say since I’ve already read my favourite book! Thinking about what mostly attracts me to a book nowadays, I’ve come to realise that I prefer books based on recommendations – whether they be from someone I personally know or a review seen in/on some form of media outlet. If I’m in a book shop simply perusing through the endless aisle’s of books, a colourful cover will end up catching my eye more than it’s title. 

I kind of want to visit a book store now and find a new book…