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Friday, April 6, 2012

Book Chat: Book Choosing

This month's Book Chat is on how you choose which books to read, how that has changed over the years, and why. You can link your response videos up as a video response on youtube or link your vlogs and blogs at the linky below.

Non-bloggers/vloggers are welcome to respond in the comments!

If you have any topics you'd like to see covered on Book Chat, make sure to let me know.

Thanks for watching and happy reading!


  1. Great video post Misty! The creepy covers have always caught my attention ever since I was little. I would usually just browse the bookstore or library. Then when Amazon came around, I could browse on another level. Now that I'm blogging I feel like my world has opened up so much. I now not only browse at libraries, bookstores and on Amazon, I love getting recommendations from other bloggers.

  2. I <3 these videos.

    My preferences are definitely connected to what's going on in my life.

    Now that I'm a mom, I'm reading more Adult Fiction.

    I once had a book store worker ask me if I was a teacher, parent, or librarian because I was looking for a YA book. ;)

    I'm definitely inspired by my blogger friends.

    I do find that I don't like reading what everyone else is reading. I think if I hear about a book too much, I make a mental note and try it later when the hype has worn down.

    I don't like blogging controlling what I read or when I read it, so I don't accept books for review anymore. I value that freedom you alluded to allot.

  3. I love these discussions. You make us think about cool stuff :)

  4. Hello,
    I came across your website and found it very enjoyable. I just had a couple of questions so if you could e-mail me back that would be great!

  5. Hi Misty, this blog has made me think about how I choose books. I would have said I like to read well written books. I'll pick up naval books, authors I like, crime/mystery novels and 1950s spy novels mainly, but if something has an interesting cover or title I'll check out the back. I generally avoid the obvious romance novels - I like a story - but occasionally I forget and have been known to read M&B books. The latest free ones are more unrealistic than I remember.
    Currently, most of my reading comes from free ebooks...I recently got a Kindle ... and I'm reading a wider range of genres - quite a few vampire/werewolf YA and chicklit books which I wouldn't normally pick up.
    Outside of that, most of my books come from charity (thrift) shops...I have fun collecting a series over time and reading them out of order!

  6. You know, until this book chat, I never realized how much my decisions to pick up books rely on what other bloggers are saying about them. I typically stay away from the ones attracting negative feedback and go for the positive stuff. And I didn't realize that how I choose my book choosing has changed significantly since before becoming a book blogger. At first, it was all based on friend recommendations and things my mom picked out that looked interesting. Now, it's all about what the latest buzz is saying.

    This chat is definitely delicious food for thought. It got me thinking and I think I'm going to make a few changes. Just because I haven't heard of a book before seeing it doesn't mean I should ignore it because I haven't read any opinions on it. :D


  7. Very fun topic! My response is a bit late . . . I've been following your blog for months (years?) now, and I finally worked up the courage to join in a discussion. =]


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