I just came home from Walmart where my kids dragged me. To kill time while they shopped I looked at books.
Although I'm in the middle of three other books I always want more. At this time of year the holiday themed books particularly attract me.
But there were so many romance novels begging to be bought. I couldn't make up my mind which one - or two - to take home.
I examined covers. I read blurbs. I looked for my favorite authors. I even opened one book and read a page.
Still, I couldn't choose one over another.
One was by one of my favorite authors. It had a time travel theme which I love. I was leaning toward it. Then I flipped to a random page to sample it. Unfortunately, the page was all show not tell so I was scared to buy the book.
None of the other books were by my auto buy authors although several of the blurbs looked enticing.
In the end, my kids tracked me down before I decided so I decided not to buy any of them.
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by such a large selection of books you didn't buy any? Or did you do just the opposite and buy a lot? My bank account is on the short side till payday or maybe I would have bought three or four.
What entices you to buy a book? How do you decide between them? Do you go with what feels right at the moment? Or do you also go with your auto buy authors? Or the first one that has an intriguing blurb? Or a tweet on Twitter? An excerpt on a blog? A beautiful cover? Or word of mouth? I'm sure Twilight and New Moon are flying off the shelves this week.
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