This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) asks us what are some of the factors that go into picking up a book to read. There are a couple of things that will lead me to pick up a book or put it on reserve at the library.
- I have certain authors who are on my “automatic” list. Among them are Stephen King, Elizabeth George, Laura Lippman, Michael Connolly Garrison Keillor and John Scalzi.
- If it’s a Star Trek: New Frontier offering from Peter David. I love this series. One of the few on-going series I’m not behind on reading, too!
- If the book is recommended by Stephen King. King used to have a regular column in Entertainment Weekly that offered his thoughts and recommendations from pop culture. I found that nine times out of ten if King recommends a book, I will probably enjoy it.
- If the book gets good buzz from reviewers with whom I share similar tastes.
- The cover grabs my attention. Yes, I know we aren’t supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, but if you’ve got good cover art that grabs my attention, odds are I’ll at least try the book.
- If it’s a series that I enjoy and the last installment ended on a cliffhanger.
- If I see a trailer for a movie or TV show based on the book.
- If it examines the making of a favorite TV show or movie. It’s kind of like an extended, in-depth special feature on the DVD or Blu-Ray!
Those are a couple of things for this week. I’m sure I could think of a half dozen or so more, but those are some of the big ones.