Welcome to Thoughtful Thursday! Thoughtful Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Reading is Fun Again.
This week’s Thoughtful Thursday topic is Does anything besides the text (and price) draw you into a book? Some books have covers that glow-in-the-dark. Some books have different colored text to differentiate POV characters. Some books have drawings intermixed with the text.
A beautiful cover is always a draw, but I won’t usually read a book only based on its cover. There are a lot of books with beautiful covers that I pass up after reading the book blurb. A beautiful cover is always an added extra. Plus, most of the books I read are on my Kindle so I’m not staring at a cover. Same with the text of a book. Well, unless it’s super small. I hate super small text!
A book description is what truly draws me to a book. The premise of the story needs to speak to me. If it doesn’t, I have no desire to read a book. Well, unless it comes highly recommended from someone who knows what I like to read. An example of this would be one of my favorite series, Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn. Both the cover and description did nothing for me. Friends telling me I had to read it made me.
Yes, the price does matter most of the time, but it won’t deter me from reading a book. (High prices? That’s what libraries are for!)
What about you? What draws you to books?