I’m always getting recommendations from family and friends. Sometimes I’ll look at something from a book review. (for example, this review has a couple books I’d read)
I usually don’t read the latest and greatest according to the New York Times Book Review. I don’t have the money to throw down for a hardcover. I’m a proud member of the New York Public Library system and a loyal fan of second hand book stores.
I’ll also pick up a book because I liked the author. I’ll also pick up a book because it’s got a rock ‘n roll cover. I read My Name is Red because the cover looked awesome. Really anything Chip Kidd does is off the charts.
So…..why do you read a book?