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Re: Article: How To Select A Book To Read

Post Number:#16  Postby Lakelander » 24 Aug 2012, 05:47

A previous Post, Number:#12 by ThomasRA1950, suggested amending Scott's original Post to include 'award-winning books'. Rather than driving into town and trudging round our one surviving bookstore, I now select a genre on my eReader, then simply enter in the Search Box, 'Award winning novel'. This instantly gives me a list of about 60 or so titles, which are the carefully considered choice of a variety of Competition Judges, invariably drawn from the most distinguished authors, publishers and critics in the business. A great time saver! I have rarely been disappointed and often struck gold.
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Post Number:#17  Postby bizworldusa12 » 24 Aug 2012, 09:11

Selecting the book is really difficult.First you set book by category wise.then it is easy to select the book according to your mood .

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Post Number:#18  Postby MaishaBlank » 04 Sep 2012, 08:26

Great article. I never thought to ask my friends and family for suggestions. I normally go in the bookstore and look at the "What's New" and "Staff Picks" and get ideas from there. Thank you.
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Re: Article: How To Select A Book To Read

Post Number:#19  Postby Fran » 04 Sep 2012, 08:37

I don't think I've ever had a problem selecting a book to read .... problem has always been there are just too many on my TBR. :lol:
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Post Number:#20  Postby DivineIntervention » 19 Oct 2012, 04:24

I go to book shops and wander around picking up any book that looks appealing or has a quirky title then I read the blurbs until I find one I need to read!
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Post Number:#21  Postby crazy4chocolate » 05 Mar 2013, 20:06

I like going to Amazon and choosing a book based on narrowing down my result's for ex: genre-highest rated, and from there i will scan over review titles to get a feel for the book. This way of choosing has led me to many wonderful books!
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Post Number:#22  Postby DBR Books » 18 Mar 2013, 19:20

Sometimes I choose by authors - If i come across an author that i really like then I look for more books by the same author, and read until i exhaust the list.
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Post Number:#23  Postby lesleysward » 06 Apr 2013, 22:35

sometimes i pick a book just by its title if the title intrigues me then i decide it may be worth a read
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Post Number:#24  Postby MandiKenendy » 07 Apr 2013, 11:17

That's a really good about as to how many books there are out there. I often think I would never know if there was a book which was perfect for me because I might just miss it. Some books I have read through sheer coincidence and then absolutely loved!
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Post Number:#25  Postby paige742698 » 09 Apr 2013, 21:30

Goodreads helps when picking out new books. I don't know how I used to pick books out before I joined goodreads. Its nice to be able to look at the ratings for each book, gives you an idea at least of how good it is.
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Post Number:#26  Postby A_Marcella » 12 Apr 2013, 00:48

This is a great topic! There are so many ways out there online that to choose a book can become overwhelming. I will sometimes start out on my Android or on Amazon Kindle Books looking through the best sellers or onsale e-books then through those books a topic or author will spark my interest and then I get hooked searching on the books [b]other readers purchased[b]...it can be kind of fun. I also love to go to thrift stores and let go exploring to see where a good book might be hiding and many times these have been great reads that inspire me to look up the author online to read more or similar types of books.
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Post Number:#27  Postby rekha123 » 15 May 2013, 06:51

Join forums related to books ... there are many virtual shelves out there.. join them... mostly prefer to read popular ones... like new york best sellers...
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Post Number:#28  Postby kendra53 » 15 Sep 2013, 13:33

I mostly go on goodreads to find a new book.
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Post Number:#29  Postby saturday+deviant » 15 Sep 2013, 17:11

I never thought to use Amazon as a source for books recommendations. I think its because a lot of the books they have that I want to read are only offered for Kindles and I get frustrated, since I don't own one. I just use goodreads.
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Post Number:#30  Postby william_ip_2000 » 17 Sep 2013, 03:03

I seem to find lately what I read depends on my mood, hence the selection of biographies for inspiration.
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