Monday, November 2, 2009

Booking It--Magic Words

“What words/phrases in a blurb make a book irresistible? What words/phrases will make you put the book back down immediately?

Other than a favorite author's name, I don't know that there are any particular words or phrases that make me buy or not buy a book. If the plot or themes pique my interest, I might buy the book. If they don't, I won't.

I'm much more likely to buy a book because someone I trust recommended it than because of what the blurb says.


lisa b said...

This picture looks like you with your hair straightened! Is it?

Stephanie said...

Nope. It's just a picture I found online. When are we going on the road? :-)

David Manes said...

Was it you who recommended Karen Armstrong? I can't remember if it was you or someone else. If it was you, thanks! I am reading The Bible: a Biography now and it is great. I want to order The Case for God now.

I definitely agree with you about recommendations instead of blurbs. The worst books have the best blurbs.

Stephanie said...

It wasn't me, but I just googled her and she looks like somebody I'd enjoy reading. More books to add to my list!