Thursday, October 29, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

Something I’ve been thinking about lately: “What words/phrases in a blurb make a book irresistible? What words/phrases will make you put the book back down immediately?”

I'm a big fan of "true stories", so anything that mentions that, I will gobble up. Also I will pick up any book that talks about Spiritual Journey's, Angels and stuff like that. I will also read anything about Christmas.

What makes me put a book down faster than anything is the word "incest". I will pretty much give anything a chance, but that storyline bothers me.

Something else that makes me drop a book is anything that has to do with "The Old West" or "Gunslinging" (aside from the King books). I'm not terribly interested in that subject, I have watched some western movies but it has to be a very good one or have someone real handsome in it like Gary Cooper. LOL!


gautami tripathy said...

The word "incest" is definitely a put off for me too.

Booking through Blurbs

Sherrie said...

I'll agree with you on the incest word. But I love reading a good western. I read one this summer that was really good. Riders of the Purple Sage - Zane Grey. Really good book!! Have a great day!

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Novroz said...

I love true story too...but I haven't read this kind of book as much as fiction.

I agree on incest...I would avoid it too. The western thing is also something I avoid...I don't even like watching it let along reading it

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

I do like Westerns but only about Women, I do not like the "Gun slinging" either. I love Historical Fiction about the West and the settlement of the west. That is prob. my fav. thing to read about.