Happy Monday 🙂 and welcome back to the This or That Challenge here at Bookmark Chronicles!
In case anyone needs a reminder or is new to the Bookmark Chronicles, here are the rules: Every Monday I will post a This or That Challenge where we will choose between two characters or scenarios. On Friday we will see which scenario/character wins. Feel free to either comment your choice below or make your own post and link it back here! 🙂
By no means do you have to feel obligated to do every single challenge, but I would love to hear all of your opinions! If you can only really talk about one scenario then go for it. Also, if you have any suggestions please let me know!
So this week I want to know how you choose what books to buy. Do you make your choice based off of reviews (Goodreads, recommendations from friends, etc.)
Do you go with your own instincts? (You thought the summary sounded good, you thought the cover was pretty, etc.)
For the most part, I just go with my instinct. If I read the back cover and I want to know more then I will buy it. Sometimes I pick up a book because I was drawn to it by the cover and then if the summary is good that’s it, I’ll take it!
I think that this is both a good and a bad thing. Good because I get to explore and maybe discover a genre or author that I would not have found otherwise. Bad because sometimes the summary is misleading and the book turns out to be not so great. In that case, if I had read the review I probably wouldn’t have gotten it.
Either way, I’d rather stick to my gut.
What about you? What compels you to purchase a book? Let me know! 🙂