Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Top Ten Words That Instantly Make Me Buy or Pick Up a Book

If a book has any of these words on (A) the cover, (B) in the summary or (C) in the author blurbs, I'm pretty much guaranteed to pick it up and start reading to see if I'll like it:

What words make you pick up a book? 

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30 comments:

  1. Heck yes to "sassy," Lea! I can't imagine reading a book where the character lacks a certain degree of sass!

    Missed your face and your lovely posts!

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    1. Sass is a very important factor when it comes to characters ;)

      I missed you and your content as well! I'm glad that you're back in the blogosphere! :D

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  2. Sassy! I use this word ALL the time when describing characters. I do love characters who portray that type of attitude. All of these other words - fantasy, magical, secrets, murder - make me want to read any book with them in it! :)

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    1. Sassy characters are so much fun, aren't they? It's hard not to love them :)

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  3. So with you on murder, mystery, and magical. I do love sassy characters too.

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    1. Murder, mystery, magic, and a sassy character - you can't go wrong! ;)

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    1. Magical books are always fabulous :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Mystery and adventure are on my list too! :) My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/04/29/topicsword/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. Yay for mystery and adventure!

      Thanks for dropping by! I'll visit your list soon :)

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  6. Such a fun list! Magical is a total turn on for me, whether it means actual magic or just a magical feel! And Heartbreaking is similar to one on my list: tragedy. I just can't get enough of sad and tragic books. They're some of my favorites!!

    Great list!
    Here's mine: http://yearningtoread.blogspot.com/2013/04/top-ten-tuesday-wordstopics-that.html

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

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    1. Agreed! Whether it's magic or just a magical feel, both make a book so much more fascinating. And agreed about heartbreaking/tragic books. Any book that can successfully convey those emotions tend to be very well written and easy to count as a favorite.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Betrayal is a good one. Sassy is important too! Great list!

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    1. I always find betrayal intriguing in books (not in real life though, because then it is just depressing). Sassy is a very important factor! ;)

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  8. Sassy!! I like the way you think, lol.

    Here is my TTT

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  9. Those are some great words!! Sassy, intriguing and betrayal are fantastic words. :) Happy Reading!

    My Top Ten

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    1. I'm quite fond of those words - they always manage to capture my interest :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Magic and fantasy are always fabulous :)

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  11. FANTASY, MAGIC, MYSTERY -- all excellent words.

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    1. Why, thank you! I'm pretty much obsessed with all three when it comes to books ;)

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  12. LOVE adventure Murder and Mystery!! Great picks!!
    Here's my TTT

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    1. It's hard to pass up a book with murder and a mystery - those one's are always fun to try to solve!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Nice list! Straight to the point. :)

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  14. Sassy FTW! =D And I can totally replace my list with your and still be a happy person. Oh yes.

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    1. Sassy seems to be very popular! It's hard not to love a sassy character :D

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  15. Yes, we definitely have similar interests in books because I would definitely pick up books featuring these key words! Of course I love fantasies and magic. But I also really love secrets and murder mysteries. And if you can combine them both - then that's ideal!

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    1. Oh, yes! Those combined are definitely ideal :D

      Thanks for dropping by, Aylee!

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