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April 17th, 2013, 11:36 AM
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How influenced are you by a book's cover and/or blurb?

How influenced are you by reviews read online or in magazines?

How influenced are you by friend/family recommendations?
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April 17th, 2013, 12:53 PM
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How influenced are you by a book's cover and/or blurb? If I am actually buying the book, very. I don't want to spend $ on something I'm not very interested in.

How influenced are you by reviews read online or in magazines? Relatively. It depends on how intelligently the review is written.

How influenced are you by friend/family recommendations? It depends on the person. A lot of people recommend fantasy or non-fiction that I'm not really interested in, so I usually don't act on those recommendations. But if it is someone with similar reading tastes to me, I will definitely check out their recommendation.
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April 17th, 2013, 03:40 PM
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How influenced are you by a book's cover and/or blurb? Not really at all. Unless its like a super cheap looking cover, I ignore it.

How influenced are you by reviews read online or in magazines? I'm interested in 'regular' reviews only. I don't really care what critics say.

How influenced are you by friend/family recommendations? Moderately.
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April 17th, 2013, 08:29 PM
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How influenced are you by a book's cover and/or blurb? Usually if I am shopping for a book I have a specific one in mind. but if I spot an interesting cover ill read the blurb and sometimes buy it as well. I prefer reviews or friend recommendations though.

How influenced are you by reviews read online or in magazines? Im not too influenced, like if I already have the book in my possession, Ill scout good reads and check the reviews before I read it but usually I love it even if the reviews arnt that good.

How influenced are you by friend/family recommendations?


VERY. My mother and sister got me hooked on the Janet Evanovitch Plum series. We've been switching out books for years now. My mom recently got ahold of nearly all of Janet's books, stand alones and other series. WE've even got my other sis hooked. we just swith books back and forth.
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April 18th, 2013, 12:39 AM
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How influenced are you by a book's cover and/or blurb? Very. I've picked up a good many books just based on the first two or three lines of the jacket.

How influenced are you by reviews read online or in magazines? I rarely read reviews. I find that they tend to be very wrong.

How influenced are you by friend/family recommendations? I've started a few good series based off of friend recommendations. I always welcome a good suggestion.
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April 18th, 2013, 07:36 PM
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How influenced are you by a book's cover and/or blurb? This is my number one way to pick books...I need to be intrigued by the blurb on the back or jacket to even consider purchasing it

How influenced are you by reviews read online or in magazines? Eh, not very

How influenced are you by friend/family recommendations? Somewhat, it depends...I hold my mom's and one friend's much higher than anyone else
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