Happy Friday the 13th—In October no less. I’m at a conference this weekend, so I’ll catch up to the comments asap–I always appreciate everyone who contributes with their comments. It’s how we get to know each other–and it’s just fun reading what everyone says–so again, thank you!
So, I thought we’d have a little fun today and talk about quirky reasons we buy the romance books we buy. I mean we all have our favorite authors, right? Or maybe a favorite type of book like one with cowboys, or foodie books, or historical books–there are so many reasons we ALL buy books.
But I recently ran across a meme with a quote from the book and the gal’s name in the quote was Lindy Peterson. Well, my name is Lindi Peterson. You know I HAD to buy the book. And while it’s not a romance, it has romance in it, I recommend this book to everyone–I just finished the audio. The books is by Amanda Cox and it’s called He Should Have Told the Bees. Fabulous book.
But, as an avid romance reader I asked myself would I have picked up the book if I hadn’t seen my name as a character? Not sure. Another quirky book buy for me was this. I used to read Danielle Steele ALL the time. Every book–but that was years ago. I’m talking 20 plus years. Then somewhat recently I saw she had a new book in Walmart–I picked it up to read the first paragraph or two to see, I’m not exactly sure what, but the next thing I know 20 minutes have gone by and I’m still in the aisle reading. The woman can still suck me into a book. So, I’ve started following her on Instagram and I audible all her new books. Quirky, right?
Another reason I buy a book that might seem a little quirky is if I know it’s the author’s first book. I love to see what caught an editor’s attention to buy a book from someone who hasn’t been published before. Another reason I might buy a book I wouldn’t otherwise buy is if the author has written about where I live. I love to picture the characters on the streets or at venues I know exist-what fun!
So, what quirky reasons do you buy books? Everyone who comments will be in the drawing for a $10.00 Amazon gift card to buy a quirky book. Drawing will end Friday night at midnight October 2oth, 2023.