How do you choose the books you read? Do you like the cover art on a book? Do you rely on reviews? Do you let friends and/or family recommend books to you? How about books you find on other people’s blogs? Do you read the blurb/description?
I admit it I pick books by there cover. Lately I have been trying books that I may not have picked because I get them as ARC and I have to say the ones with the better cover I tend to like more. I do feel if it is a bad cover it does effect how I feel when reading it. I know it shouldn't but I don't know why it does.
I don't usually rely on reviews or blurbs because my opinion tend to be very different.
I do usually read books on recommendation of my husband and he does usually from me. Especially if it is a book we just couldn't put down.
And another question from Smiling Sally
Please point me in the right direction to get on board this receiving ARCs and reviewing on my blog.
I hope you don't mind Sally I figured I would just answer it in my blog in case others would like to know how you can get ARCs(Advanced Reader Copies) or at least how I know to get ARCs.
1st way is I get copies is from my work. I work in a bookstore and sometime publishers send copies to our store.
2nd way is go to different publishers website and see if they have a section for reviewers. I am a member of HarperCollins Firsts although I haven't received anything from them yet. The one I have received quite a bit from is Bostick Communications. I can't find the link where you can sign up or I would post. I did find while search a group on Library Thing called ARC Junkies which look pretty helpful for those of us looking for ARCs.