Thanks for stopping by! I'm really enjoying these weekly Tuesday memes and hope you are too!
Let's jump straight in with Tell Me Something Tuesday:
Tell Me Something Tuesday which is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where a wide range of topics are discussed from books to blogging.
This week's topic is 'What things are you drawn to when choosing your next read?'
So, admittedly I'm a bit of a book cover lover. I try so hard not to judge books by their cover, but I can't help it when they call out to me. Let's face it, there are some really gorgeous looking books out there.
Saying that though, if the synopsis/first page doesn't grab my interest I won't pick it up just based on the cover alone and I have read some phenomenal books with really horrible covers.
I do have a few 'one-click authors', you know the ones where you love their work so much that you're almost guaranteed to enjoy whatever they write next, and so anything from those certain authors I'll probably buy even without knowing much about the book itself.
That's it really, I'm sort of easy come, easy go when it comes to choosing the next book to read. I don't mind switching through different genres and have found myself enjoying a wider variety of books lately than I ever have before.
I'm particularly drawn to books with strong female characters, whether they are 'good', 'evil' or anything in between, that works well for me. I love books that have great diversity, whether it's representing different cultures, LGBT+, disability, mental health, body positivity etc.
Add in a smidgen of romance (as long as it isn't unnecessary and detracting from the plot) and the occasional spot of magic and I'm all in!
What about you? What draws you to a book?
Up next is the First Chapter, First Paragraph - Tuesday Intros meme.
This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach and the idea is to post the first paragraph (or two) of the first chapter of a book you are currently reading or that you want to read.
To fit with the topic of Tell Me Something Tuesday, I've chosen to share the first paragraph of my current read, which was a really spontaneous purchase.
A thick gray wall of fog hovered over the damp stones of Hanbury Street, carrying the stink of old blood and rotting entrails. Darcie Finch shivered as chilled wisps curled like talons about her slim frame, and she hastened her steps, her feet sliding precariously on the wet cobblestones. Clutching her battered leather folio against her side, she tried in vain to close her senses to the stench.
So far I'm loving how dark and mysterious this book is.
What do you think? Would you keep reading?
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