We've reached end of another week (yay!!!) --- and that means, among other things, it's TGIF at GReads!
Today's question is: Book Appeal: When you're browsing GoodReads, the library, or another blogger's reviews, what grabs your attention to make you want to read it?
I get a lot of my books from my library, so when I'm browsing the new book section, unusual-sounding titles will catch my eye. I also keep my eye out for books I've been meaning to read (and keep forgetting to grab), or a familiar author. Cover art sometimes does make me pick up a book, but not always (mostly because there isn't enough room on our displays to put the books with their covers facing out -- so I'm looking mostly at the spines). The one book that did catch my eye this week is Caitlin's Kiernan's newest (that book's catching everyone's eye right now -- see image below).
When I'm looking at books on GoodReads and blogs, an interesting-sounding summary and review will make me want to pick up the book. I've seen reviews on blogs for books that I don't think I would have chosen, but the reviewer made it sound interesting --- and it's great to then discover a new book that I probably wouldn't have known about.
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