Wednesday, May 9, 2012

How do you choose which books you buy?

We've been doing some renovations around the house to get things ready for the baby we'll be welcoming in just about a month. Wow. That's soon. That's where I've been the last few days. I was trying to post three times a week. April I was able to do that. Then comes May and the house projects and my schedule got way off. Sorry about that.

But doing these renovations has us moving some things around in the house. That includes bookshelves and books. It gave me a chance to look through a bit of my personal library. What I figured out is that, as a reader, I'm a bit unpredictable. I don't have a certain genre I read more of. There was plenty of crime, plenty of sci fi, plenty of literary fiction. So, obviously, I buy whatever sounds good to me. You'll see the same thing if you looked at the stuff on my Kindle.

What about you? When it comes to buying books, do you stick with a certain genre, or do you just buy whatever looks good to you?


  1. These days I read almost nothing but books published by Indie writers. When I'm writing a thriller, I try and read a John Sandford book as he's the model for my writing style. I've also expanded the genres I read lately. I was stuck in a rut.

    Good luck with the baby! It's been a long time but I remember my first child.

  2. I've found that I'm paying less attention to who is publishing what lately. I'm not reading exclusively indie authors or traditionally published authors. I just want a story that's good. I've found good stories in both worlds. I tend to mention the indie authors to others more since I figure they need the support and word-of-mouth more, but I don't suppose that's necessarily the case.

    Baby Girl is here in a month if she arrives on time. Seems like the whole pregnancy has flown by for me. My wife would likely argue.