HOW I CHOOSE MY BOOKS
James Cudney at this is my truth now recently was tagged and answered these questions. I chose to participate in this tag some time ago, but I’m just getting around to participating. If you would like to answer these great, but sometimes hard to answer questions, just put them in the Leave a comment box. It will expand to allow you to write all you wish.
The questions are paraphrased at best.
- Find a book on your TBR shelf that has a blue cover. What made you pick up this book? I found The City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte (has to be a pen name!). It was at Half-Price Books, and I chose it because of the gorgeous cover that included the words, “madcap novel,” and ” [includes] “a misanthropic Beethoven and a dwarf with an attitude.” I may not get to it any time soon, but I am sure it will be a “different” kind of read.
- What was a book you didn’t expect to like but did? Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert was something I felt I should read, but I was not looking forward to any non-fiction book. Boy was I surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
- Pick a book at random. How did you discover it? I Can’t Believe My Cat Did That, part of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. It was a gift. It is still in the wrapper, but I know I will enjoy it, and it be the perfect pick-up-put-down book.
- Pick a book that someone personally recommended. What did you think of it? Debbie Nance, who writes Readerbuzz and is a personal friend recommended Lab Girl. I enjoyed it so much that I joined her in recommending it to our Third Tuesday Book Club we both belong to.
- Discuss a book you discovered through YouTube or a book blog. My blogging friend at Brainfluff recommended Keeper of Lost Things, a 2017 publication on her blog. Am I ever glad I took her advice. See her review of it or mine (on this site) fairly recently.
- What is a book with a one word title, and what drew you to it? Commonwealth is my choice. What drew me to it was that I was raised in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and I knew from Deb Nance’s review part of the story was set in Virginia.
- What is a book you discovered from the TV or film adaptation? I honestly can’t think of one.
- What are your all-time-favs? When did you read them and why did you pick them up? You really don’t want to read another ten or twenty pages, do you? What I’m reading at the moment is my “temporary” favorite.