I know we all have books from friends that are in our TBR pile.
But when you want a book from out of the blue with no connections to friends to read,
how do you choose?
There is one intriguing source I just found WHICHBOOK:
Whichbook enables millions of combinations of factors
and then suggests books which most closely match your
Click to open up to 4 sliders and move the
to set your choices.
THE DOUBLE-BOOKING METHOD:
Once upon a time there was a devious but lovelorn woman we shall call Dory.
She would set up dates with two guys on the same night.
Should the first prove a dud, Dory would end it somehow and move on to Date #2.
If #1 proved great, she would find an excuse to postpone the date with her second option.
I do a variation of that, reading several books at once.
Sometimes one takes a hold of me so fiercely that the other two books on put on "hold."
You ever do that?
THE WINE TESTER METHOD:
You go to a book store, lay claim to a few interesting possibles, sit down and sip a bit from each:
a first line here or a first paragraph here, or the last sentence there.
I do that one, too. How about you?
THE "I SHOULD LIKE THIS BOOK" METHOD:
We buy a book from a great review or a fascinating premise, or a topic that promises enrichment.
But like Bran Flakes -- just because something is good for you doesn't make it "taste" good.
You ever do this one?
My friend, Terry, hosted me on his blog, but is down that so few have visited him. :-(
C'mon. Pay the man a visit. I feel guilty.