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  1. #41
    Gab Scardragon strandedstranger's Avatar
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    -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
    Gab Scardragon strandedstranger's Avatar
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    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
    Gab Scardragon strandedstranger's Avatar
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    @shizo_me. yep I have. you can message me yours so we can be goodreads 'friends'. hahaha

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    ^ sent ya....................

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    Gab Scardragon strandedstranger's Avatar
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    already did. Geez I thought you're a guy. Haha.

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    I'm responsible for my rose indigo77's Avatar
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    -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
    - 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
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    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.

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