Every bookish blog I visit has their own form of discussion feature while I’m sitting here alone, thinking, hmm, what can I do to make my blog more exciting and unique? So I decided, why not start my own feature where I can talk about random bookish topics? And so, Let’s Speculate was created.
The topic I chose for this week is What Events/Things Makes You Not Want to Try A Book? I’m picky when it comes to books I read – and when I rate and review it. However, I have tons of books on my to-read list, so how do I decide whether to read a book or not? Simple, I use these ways.
1. There are a lot of bad reviews on the book, especially from people who have similar reading tastes as you.
This is like a huge warning sign flashing at you WARNING! Skip this book! If tons of other people don’t like the book, what are the chances that you would?
2. Bad author behavior.
This is the most easiest way to make me not read a certain book. I do not like this at all. I know authors work really hard to write a book and find someone to publish it, but we reviewers also work hard to actually write a review that’s professional, honest (in my case), and worthwhile to read. I don’t know about you, but I take at least an hour to write down a review, so if I hear that an author went out and bashed on a fellower reviewer’s review, I can’t help but get angry.
3. It is not your type of book or you don’t read that book genre.
This is pretty much self-explanatory. Why read a book that you’re just not interested in?
4. The cover of the book just doesn’t attract you.
Believe me, covers do a lot. A not so interesting cover or an ugly cover can really turn off some readers.
So these are all the reasons why I don’t want to try reading certain books. What do you think?