Think About It Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by yours truly. It's just a fun way to discuss topics related to reading and literature. Please join in and add your voice to the discussion.
This week's question is: How do you decide which books to read? Recommendations? Other blogs? Best seller lists? Which influence your decisions most?
This seems like a silly question to ask, especially for me, but I'm tired and it's been a long week. Obviously most of my book choices come from the 1001 Books list. However, I still check out other blogs for ideas. If I notice several blogs touting the same book, or read a really great review, then I"ll make a mental note to check it out. I'm also a sucker for a great cover. If I'm walking through a book store or library and a cover catches my eye I'll stop and read the synopsis to see if it's something I might enjoy. I don't have time to read many non list books but I'll make a note to read it later. I heard enough about The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins to convince me to pick it up. It helps that my daughter's Sunday school teacher let me borrow hers too.
So, those of you who have more freedom than I do in choosing their books, fill me in on how you decide.