What are your bookish weaknesses? What aspects of books make you weak in the knees?
So, I’ve gotten a lot less weak when it comes to book hoarding. I used to collect (or hoard, whatever you call it) anything that drew my attention, but our Shelf Love challenges and my utter lack of reading time lately has helped. But what used to make me want to possess a book?
Gorgeous cover – yep, melt me with bright and beautiful covers. A cover that conveys a fun paranormal adventure with a kick-ass heroine and maybe a hottie sidekick/love interest? Sold. Bonus points for purple.
A well-written and very intriguing blurb. The blurb is everything, after the cover. If it sounds super fast-paced fun time with crazy happenings, I’m gonna be tempted.
Julie and I both listen to a lot of audio books. A great narrator is a definite weakness of mine. Once I find a narrator I really enjoy, I’ll go through their works on Audible and add them all to my wish list. Some of my favorite narrators are Davina Porter (Outlander series), Wil Wheaton (master of dry humor and science fiction), Rebecca Lowman (I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to Fangirl), Heather Wilds (the Lady Darby series), and Stephen Fry (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy AND Sherlock Holmes. Excellent range).
But an even greater weakness is a new book by one of my favorite authors. The sight of a new Laini Taylor or Rainbow Rowell book makes my heart beat faster. And my wallet open just as fast. After participating in our Shelf Love challenge for the last few years, I’ve gotten better with not splurge buying books that I’m not planning on reading right away and using the library more frequently. But there are some books I just can’t wait to have!
How about you? What are your book weaknesses?