TGIF – 2/3/12

Posted February 3, 2012 by Melissa in TGIF | 5 Comments

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This Friday’s Question:

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 won’t deny that if I’m actually looking at the book (browsing shelves as opposed to hearing someone talking about a book) the cover will always be the first thing that captures my attention.  I won’t however pick up a book based upon the cover alone–I’ll read the blurb and if it instantly captures my attention…then I am hooked.  If not then I will also check out reviews to see what bloggers with similar tastes to mine have thought.

Most of the books that I am reading lately however have come as recommendations from fellow readers or from reading reviews on other sites.  I do a lot less book shelf browsing than I used to before I began blogging due to that fact that my TBR has already increased 10 fold!

This week at Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

Weekly Features:  
 In My Mailbox where I show off my eclectic tastes
My Teaser Tuesdays featuring Home Front by Kristin Hannah
Wishing & Wanting on Wednesday in which I crave A Million Suns by Beth Revis
And a Cat Thursday where I share some humorous reading cats


New Feature:

2012 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge:
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5 responses to “TGIF – 2/3/12

  1. Hi, I am here from the Hop! Your blog is lovely!

    I have so many books now that I’m a book blogger! A striking cover may draw my attention but it’s the words inside that matter.

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