What makes you pick up a book?

Discussion in 'Books & Comics' started by Mirage, Apr 22, 2008.


What makes you pick up a book?

  1. Author Recognition

  2. Interesting Cover Art

  3. Interesting Title

  4. Recommendation

  1. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    When you are at a store/library/etc that sells or has books, what makes you pick one up over another?

    Author Recognition
    Interesting Cover Art
    Interesting Title

    What is the most intriguing aspect to you when you see a new book?

  2. AngelsPeak

    AngelsPeak Wanna play?

    Usually the title, but it's the blurb on the back cover that makes the final decision for me.
  3. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    I was going to make that an option but you can't technically read the blurb without first picking up the book. :)

    I agree though. I'll read that first but for me it's usually the title or the author. If it's by somebody I've read before I'm more inclined to pick it up.
  4. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    definitely author recognition.
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  5. Iris

    Iris rainbow 11!

    All three that Hybrix mentioned, but my final decision is based on the summary, as Angel said.
  6. kiwi

    kiwi The Original Kiwi

    The title is probably the highest on the list. Unless it's a kids book, then it's all about the cover art. Recommendations come next, but I don't have many of those that I go looking for.
  7. Bliss

    Bliss Sally Twit

    I go by recommendations/author.
  8. DLFerguson

    DLFerguson Registered Member

    Author recognition and/or recommendations from friends/family
  9. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Author recognition first , and then the summary. I'd also be interested in a book with big publicity just to check out what the hype is all about.
  10. Vidic15

    Vidic15 No Custom Title Exists V.I.P. Lifetime

    Boredom, total boredom.

    But on serious level, just the title and the description of the book.

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