Blogmas, General bookish fun

Blogmas Day 13: Why I pick up a book

Hey, everyone!

I found this over at wonderfullybookish‘s blog and decided to sit down and write this post while watching The Good Place. I’m always interested in why other people pick up books but never really thought about what makes me decide to pick one up and read it, aside from the obvious, of course.

Happy reading!

Things that make me pick up a book:


IMG_20191203_135115_642.jpgThe cover:

I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, I secretly do though. I have so many books to read and so little time to read them all in, a book needs to catch me eye. The first thing is the cover, it can be striking, simple, colours vibrant, muted. The smallest detail can stand out and catch my attention and make me pick up a book.


I take blurbs with a pinch of salt to an extent, they don’t always reflect the books content well and have the potential to ruin a book. That being said, they can still help me decide if I want to pick up this book and give it a read.

IMG_20191203_135235_493.jpgSprayed edges/design: 

I’m a sucker for a book with sprayed edges and designs, I know some think they’re pointless. I love them though, from simple sprayed edge(s) to an intricate design sprayed onto the side, I can’t get enough of them. My current favourite is Erin Morgenstern’s The Starless Sea. it’s gorgeous!

Word of mouth:

Bloggers, bookstagrammers and the book community are the reason I end up buying/reading 90% of the books I do. Their love and passion for books really shows, the book community is so good at making readers aware of trigger warnings too, which is really important. I love the blogging and book community, everyone is awesome!

What makes you decide to pick a book up? I’d love to know!

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