8 May 2015

Feature & Follow Friday #9

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Every week, 2 blogs will be featured allowing everyone to discover some new blogs!

I would really appreciate it if you followed me through GFC or Bloglovin', leave a comment below and I would definitely follow back! :) You can also follow/friend me through Goodreads or Twitter(Its a new Twitter account, any new followers would be greatly appreciated!)

Question of the week: How do you decide what books to read?

I usually decided on what to read/buy next based on the following factors:

1. Synopsis
I think everyone can agree that this is the most important factor! If a book's synopsis sounds intriguing and new to me, I would most definitely pick it up. Genre plays a big part too, I am usually more lenient with genres I enjoy. :) 

2. Author
If I've read something by this author and at least mildly enjoyed any previous works, I would pick up any other books by that author. I am loyal like that. Rinse and repeat until I read a really bad piece of work then I would most likely stop reading his/her books. Obviously if an author behaves badly (eg. react badly to a negative review  *cough*TheSelection*cough*) I would NEVER buy his/her work and would only MAYBE borrow it from the library.


3. Reviews
If I am not entirely convinced by the synopsis and have never read anything by the author. I would turn to the reviews on Goodreads and read both the positives and the negatives to get a feel on the book. This is usually a pretty accurate method for me but I do read as many reviews as it takes for me to be sure so sometimes it takes forever...


4. Mood
And finally, The Mood. We all know how it is.


In conclusion, it takes me forever to decide on my next read.


p.s. I have an ongoing international giveaway for a book of your choice! :)
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18 comments:

  1. Love your answers here...I do rely on Goodreads quite a bit...but if its a favorite author than its a must read for me. New Follower via Bloglovin.

    Renee@ Addicted To Romance

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  2. Ooh, good post. A decent blurb is a must for me too! New follower on Bloglovin' :)

    Claire @ Book Blog Bird

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  3. Great post! I find that I tend to read books based on my mood, too! New Twitter and GR follower:)

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  4. I agree with you about boycotting rude and/or negative authors. I read on another blog that John Green dissed indie writers! I still haven't read his stuff, although I have four of his books, but reading that about him kind of turns me off! :/

    New follower via Bloglovin'! :)

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  5. I agree with all four; I go through that same process a lot of the time too! I find it's pretty effective!

    Have a great weekend :)

    New follower via Bloglovin'
    Fathomless Reveries

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  6. I agree with that If some book synopsis is pretty intriguing is impossible not to read that book. Old follower,
    Silvy @Books are my life

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  7. I love your reasons listed, and the gifs. :) New follower via Bloglovin'. http://angreads.blogspot.com

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  8. I normal ask my sister what she has read in the last few weeks and get my book from there.

    At the moment I don't have as much tome to read as before as I am working on my own book getting our there into the world. xx

    http://pavankaur83.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I think my method is pretty similar to yours, although a lot of the time it all comes down to the mood! Great answer!!
    Old follower :)
    Here's my FF!

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  10. I'm totally with ya on the author thing!! I'll read anything and everything by an author if I love just one of their books!

    Following on Bloglovin' & Google+ :)

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  11. Loved your answers! I can definitely relate to the last two. It takes me forever to decide what to read next!
    New follower via Bloglovin' and GFC. :)

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  12. LOL @ your memes! Too funny. New follower via GFC & Bloglovin'! :)

    http://castlesmadeofbooks.blogspot.com/2015/05/feature-follow-friday-is-fun-event_8.html

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  13. I'm a loyal fan as well. I will read everything that an author I like writes. Why not? You know they've done well by you in the past. :)

    My FF!

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  14. Yes! My list of importance is quite similar: Synopsis, cover, ratings, mood, then author. (:

    Although, lately, it's been mood and synopsis over everything.


    Here's my FF!

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  15. I'm usually always a mood reader. Even in the store I will just randomly pick up a book, scan it and look at it's reviews. If they sound good, I will either buy it to add it to my tar, but it's all about the mood!

    Followed on bloglovin'

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  16. I agree with your post. I definitely decide to read a book based on the description. If it doesn't sound good, I'm not going to pick it up, even if the cover is pretty. And I have a few authors that I will read absolutely anything that they write.

    Vicarious Caytastrophe

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