Monthly Archives: April 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Pick It Up

 

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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.

  1.  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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. If the book gets good buzz from reviewers with whom I share similar tastes.
  5. 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.
  6. If it’s a series that I enjoy and the last installment ended on a cliffhanger.
  7. If I see a trailer for a movie or TV show based on the book.
  8. 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.

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