Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme about (mostly) books and reading.
I'm kind of an eclectic reader in that I don't stick with just one genre. I like to sample around and I usually choose the book I'm going to read by what kind of mood I'm in. Am I in the mood for sci-fi or fantasy? Am I in the mood for murder mystery or paranormal? Do I feel like historical fiction or romance? It's usually all about the mood for me and since I have over 400 books on my pile of books to read, I get the advantage of being able to choose from whichever genre I'm interested in at the moment.
Sometimes, though, I run into the dilemma of not having the book I want to read amongst those 400. For example, I've been watching HBO's Game of Thrones and am loving it! So, I wanted to read the books but didn't have them. So, yeah, I added 4 more books to the pile I already have going and am currently reading A Game of Thrones. So, I guess sometimes TV or Movies play a part in me choosing to read certain books. Same thing happened with Harry Potter. After I saw the first movie, I had to read the books and got hooked.
Also, I have gone by recommendations or reviews which have introduced me to certain authors that I've fallen in love with. And therefore had to read more books by them. J. R. Ward and Rachel Vincent are two authors that fall into the category for me.
And then there are the authors whose names have been around a long time but I'm just now getting into their books. Stephen King and James Patterson are just two to name a few.
What makes you choose the books you read?
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