PEx Highlights

PHOTOS: TNT Dismantle NLEX to Get First Win

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters made quick work of the NLEX Road Warriors, getting their first win of the Phillipine Cup, 103-81.

read more

PBA: Still 'Liga ng Bayan' after 40 Years

We list down ten compelling reasons, on why the PBA has remained relevant to Filipinos today since its inception in 1975.

read more

PHOTOS: Rain or Shine Rallies Past Blackwater

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters avoided an upset loss to the Blackwater Elite thanks to a late rally in the 4th quarter, 82-75.

read more

Solo Backpackers: Get Up and Go!

Planning to escape the rigors of the metro soon? Join the Solo Backpackers thread and get insights and tips from fellow PExers about traveling alone!

read more

Big Hero 6 Pins!

New movie pin alert! Join the movie discussion thread and collect all five Big Hero 6 pins!

read more

REVIEW: Fury

Brad Pitt, alongside Shia Labeouf and Logan Lerman, hates Nazis once more, save the scalps.

read more

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst ... 2 3
Results 41 to 57 of 57
  1. #41
    -goodreads.com (then google for copies in the internet because trust me it's hard to know a title then look for it in a bookshop)

    -author (before I look at the title, I look at the author and the name rings a bell then the chances are high for me picking it from the shelves)

    -title (of course, it introduces the book to its readers so sometimes mundane titles doesn't work well for me but I'm glad that I now seldom think this way because there are a lot of good reads with ordinary title)

    -summary (if the summary can't pique my interest then it's highly likely that the book won't)

    -cover (if its fancy, somehow I get the impression that this has been really well thought out)

    -reviews (if it gets nods and thumb-ups from reputable people, media organizations then who am I to say otherwise?)

    -friends' taste (I have a good number of friends who are bookworms and I certainly think they have good tastes)

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by strandedstranger View Post
    -goodreads.com (then google for copies in the internet because trust me it's hard to know a title then look for it in a bookshop)

    -author (before I look at the title, I look at the author and the name rings a bell then the chances are high for me picking it from the shelves)

    -title (of course, it introduces the book to its readers so sometimes mundane titles doesn't work well for me but I'm glad that I now seldom think this way because there are a lot of good reads with ordinary title)

    -summary (if the summary can't pique my interest then it's highly likely that the book won't)

    -cover (if its fancy, somehow I get the impression that this has been really well thought out)
    -reviews (if it gets nods and thumb-ups from reputable people, media organizations then who am I to say otherwise?)

    -friends' taste (I have a good number of friends who are bookworms and I certainly think they have good tastes)
    ah, yes. judging the book by its cover. i'm also guilty of this.

  3. #43
    Well as long as it isn't cute and pretty hahaha. I have a certain liking for books that have a simple yet stylishly elegant book cover/ jacket.

  4. #44
    author, friends recommendation, theme tsaka kung gusto ko *** ending.. mahilig kasi ako magbasa ng ending muna.

  5. #45
    @stranded do you have goodreads account?

  6. #46
    @shizo_me. yep I have. you can message me yours so we can be goodreads 'friends'. hahaha

  7. #47
    ^ sent ya....................

  8. #48
    already did. Geez I thought you're a guy. Haha.

  9. #49
    I'm responsible for my rose indigo77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    with the Fox :)
    -If the synopsis catches my interest (I like different genres: YA, mystery/suspense, crime, contemporary fiction)

    -If it has good reviews. I check the reviews on goodreads.com although I try to avoid some "reviews" as they're most likely the synopsis or worse, spoilers.

    -If it's really popular--a kind of book that everyone seems to be reading. I tend to check out books that are popular and if it catches my interest, I read it.

    -I try not to judge a book by its cover, but I can't help it. I get attracted to books with pretty cover art.

  10. #50
    pag punta ko sa library,yung most handled,dog eared,new book but look old, yun ang hinihiram ko.it means the book was borrowed a lot and read a lot.

  11. #51
    if it's:
    - cheap
    - has a dust jacket/hardcover (optional, though)
    - relevant to my interests
    - did I say cheap?

    dala siguro ng lagi kong pagtambay sa booksale. And I almost jizzed myself with the superb books that I was able buy from national bookstore's latest sale. 7 books, each worth Php1300, now down to Php50 each, why the hell not.

  12. #52
    Cortana powered by BING hethler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Windows Phone
    - Book cover, if it is engaging enough (clever design, may pagka artsy-fartsy yung dating)

    - Then, I'll check the back cover for the overview

    - Last thing would be the book author. I think maraming underrated/overrated na book author around so I don't really mind the author.

  13. #53
    Charonte Demon
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    688 Ursulines Ave.
    I usually look at the Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought list on Amazon.com

    Also, I've been lucky when I use Google Images. When I check out a book cover, usually a related book cover image usually pop up too.


  14. #54
    Of course, first & foremost, I judge the books by its cover. If the cover seems so attracting to my sight, I'd read its synopsis. But if its synopsis doesn't attract me, well, bye-bye to that book.

  15. #55
    - recommendations from friends

    - I go to Fully Booked and check out the displays, especially the "top" books. I look at the synopsis when available, and I list down the titles and authors. Then I research on Amazon. If I like the synopsis and the reviews (should be at least 4 stars), then I buy the Kindle edition.

    - I look for the free Kindle books on Amazon (usually chick lit, young adult or romance books), and if the synopsis is interesting, I download! Free books!

  16. #56
    Friends, sometimes.

    Bookstore. I check the books in the rankings. Best sellers section.

    Most of the time, GoodReads. It usually finds good recommendations for me. Then I check for some reviews there. Then I read some of the quotes from the book there.

    But before finally making the purchase, of course I read the synopsis.

  17. #57
    one day i was crossing a field and a bull charged me. luckily, i was carrying under my arm (well, sort of) agatha christie's the complete miss marple, all 4,000+ pages of it, and flung it at the bull. it hit the poor animal between the eyes and stopped him in his tracks.

    as a result, now i only pick books that are big and heavy enough to stun an ox. an added unexpected benefit: i have biceps and triceps of steel.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst ... 2 3

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Hot Topics

SHOWBIZ:

Vice Ganda to undergo operation to remove polyps from his throat

Vice Ganda to undergo operation to remove polyps from his throat

read more
SPORTS:

El Clasico: Real Madrid brilliant in 3-1 victory over Barcelona

El Clasico: Real Madrid brilliant in 3-1 victory over Barcelona

read more
PBA:

Ginebra thrashes Kia in Lucena City, 87-55

Ginebra thrashes Kia in Lucena City, 87-55

read more
NMFtv:

Mo Twister welcomes back Guji Lorenzana, as he shares his exploits on Tinder among other things

Mo Twister welcomes back Guji Lorenzana, as he shares his exploits on Tinder among other things

read more
TV:

Join the 'I Do' discussion thread!

Join the 'I Do' discussion thread!

read more
CHIT CHAT:

Got any questions about the PBA? Ask Iron Coach!

Got any questions about the PBA? Ask Iron Coach!

read more