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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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So I‘d only intended to buy The Little Blue Kite and In the Dream House while I was out book shopping... but then I found this while I was browsing. It is a book I want to read, but I‘d planned on just borrowing it from the library... but that cover though. 😍 My boyfriend also shared my #coverlove so I ended up bringing this one home too.

LauraJ Haven‘t seen that version before. It‘s gorgeous. 4h
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BOOKSHOPS | Jorge Carrion
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Reposted for @ljuliel for the daily discussion prompt.

Today‘s Prompt

When searching for a new book , out of the list below, which are most influential ?

1. Cover
2 Author
3 Title
4 Length
5 .Price
6. Reviews

#KeepLitsyActive. #bookshopping. @ljuliel

Andrew65 For me it would be my favourite authors, recommendations/ reviews from friends on Litsy and Librarything, and covers of books. (edited) 8h
EadieB For me it would be; author, recommendation and reviews. 8h
Andrew65 @EadieB Very similar! 8h
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EadieB @Andrew65 I like nice covers but if I like the author, recommendation and reviews, then the cover would not sway me to not read the book. 8h
Andrew65 @EadieB Cover would only encourage me to read a book for an author I don‘t know. 8h
DrexEdit For authors I know: reviews. For authors I don't know: covers then reviews. I'm including Litsy and goodreads in that reviews category so that might sort of include recommendations also. 8h
Karkar Author if I know their previous work or cover then review if I have never heard of the author. 7h
juls29 This can really depend for me. If I‘m just walking into a bookstore with no expectations the cover and title would do it for me, but if I‘m feeling a certain genre or just read and loved a good series I would definitely look at author and reviews! 7h
Rachel_Anne789 It would be author, recommendations/reviews, then the cover. 7h
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I'm the same as you, favorite author, recommended by friend or family, cover 7h
OriginalCyn620 If it‘s an author I‘m not familiar with, then cover and title are very influential. If it‘s an author I already know and love, then those things aren‘t quite as important. But length is always a factor too. I pay little attention to reviews, but if a friend recs a book, I‘ll read it! 6h
Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 I only pay attention to reviews written by someone I know and trust on Litsy, Librarything or Goodreads. (edited) 6h
OriginalCyn620 @Andrew65 I do trust reviews by Littens more than anywhere else! 6h
LA_Mead For me it‘s a mix of cover and author... 5h
Cinfhen Good question!!!! if I know the author than trusted reviews if it‘s an impulse decision cover and price. Length is sometimes a deterrent #PageCountPhobia 2h
Lizpixie I‘m a total #coverlove reader, but author is also a big influence. now
gradcat I have to admit that I‘m easy prey for a beautiful book cover...shows you what kind of (shallow 😂) person I am, right? But I do have favorite authors to whom I am extremely loyal, and thus will read any and everything they publish, in order! 😁 Oh, and I should add: If I want to know about a new book just/coming out, I ALWAYS check here first to get a general opinion. 📖😊👍 (edited) now
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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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Book mail is the best mail! #botm #coverlove #tbr

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#LaIslaBonita #MOvember @Cinfhen

Loved this #BOTM choice! I‘m not big on WWII historical fiction, but I very much enjoyed this.

RachelO Beautiful cover - I think this has been on my TBR a while! How are you doing? Are you back home yet? 3d
Megabooks @RachelO I‘m doing pretty well! We got in last night around 8:30. It was so nice sleeping in my own bed! This morning we‘re picking up Henry from boarding, and I‘m just going to enjoy finally being home with my whole family!! 💜💜 Thanks for asking. 😁 (edited) 3d
RachelO @Megabooks So pleased to hear that. Enjoy your day. And your bed!! 3d
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Megabooks @RachelO thank you! 💕😊 3d
Cinfhen Welcome home, Meg!!!!!!! I loved this book too!! 3d
BarbaraBB That cover 💕 3d
emilyhaldi I loved this one too 😄 3d
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thank you! I‘m opening your gift soon, and I‘m excited!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3d
Megabooks @BarbaraBB definite #coverlove! I‘m opening your package today!! So excited!! 💕💕 3d
Megabooks @emilyhaldi yay!! 👍🏻👍🏻 3d
arubabookwoman I love that cover. I grew up on Aruba (before it became a tourist destination), and there were iguanas and cacti galore. 2d
Megabooks @arubabookwoman How nice it would be to have seen the island in a natural state. Part of this book takes place in the Galápagos Islands in the 40s. Contaminated by humans but less than now. 2d
8little_paws This book is so severely underrated 5h
Megabooks @8little_paws definitely agree! 5h
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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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1. I love all the people who love to read. That it doesn't matter if you are slow, fast, ⬇or inbetween. We all share a love for the written word.
2. What I am not interested in I just scroll past. Just because it's not my thing doesn't mean somone isn't into it. I will say a Pet Peeve is posts that are mostly hashtags #. Hash tags are great when they are specific, but lately we have people (probably from bookstram since that is a popular #)

LibrarianRyan who use most of the post for #. and many of them so general that they really don't help anyone find anything. hashtags are meant to group things and be a finding aid, not a way of speaking. I want to know what the reader thinks about the book, not what hash tags they think will get the most attention.

3. I wish we could double search. For example search a person and a # or two # at once. Or two people at once. I would also love a list search
LibrarianRyan 4. Ummmm. Too often. I go in spurts. When i get busy I read, and when I get time I post. But at least 2-3 a week, and slow weeks daily.

5. I love it all when Im in the mood for it. When I am not, i scroll past. It can change from day to day.

6. I wish I could see everyones post that I follow every day. It feels like i am missing people I used to talk to daily, and now maybe some have left, but others just don't show up in my feed until
That-Bookish-Hiker I agree with the hashtags. That‘s big in bookstagram but here they aren‘t necessary if you aren‘t doing a group read or group activity. 6d
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LibrarianRyan I go looking for them.

I also which others participated more. It's easy to scroll past and just “ ❤“ something. But actually comment. Even if it is just a word, or an emoji.

I also want others to realize that this isn't bookstagram. Most do not care if you photos are not award winning. just show us what you are reading. A well loved book is always a better picture than a professionally staged one.

vivastory I've definitely noticed some spillover from the bookstagram community into Litsy. I personally wouldn't mind it if there was more of a genuine effort to engage, rather than cross-platform promotion 6d
Caterina Yes, the posts that are mostly hashtags seem to be copied and pasted from Instagram, which bothers me because it means those people aren't treated Litsy as its own platform. Lots of times the hashtag "bookstagram" is even left in, and I'm like, that's literally all Litsy is! ? I love Litsy-based hashtags though, they're so helpful for following a particular event or questionnaire. ? 6d
wanderinglynn I agree with all your answers, especially on the this is not bookstagram. 👍🏻 6d
LibrarianRyan @vivastory @Caterina @Wanderinglynn I'm not knocking Instagram but since its a FB product I wont use it. But Litsy is a BOOK site. Why does someone need to use tags such as Book, reader, litlover, etc. Ummmm that's all of us... 6d
wanderinglynn Totally agree. 6d
ValerieAndBooks You make some very good points. Hashtags such as #book here on Litsy are just silly 😋 6d
Bookwormjillk @LibrarianRyan you must love my terrible photos 😁 6d
LibrarianRyan 😁@Bookwormjillk I do. have you seen all mine with the work desk calendar on them that we use as coaster? I think I did 3 of those this morning alone. 😂 6d
julesG I'm pro unstaged pictures, too. Love your thoughts on these questions, Ryan! 6d
ljuliel Good points Ryan. I remember seeing a few posts that are all blue hashtags. Like 50 words worth of hashtags. I didn‘t know what the heck the need for all of that was so I just ignored it. I guess if I was in Instagram I‘d know why they do it. Looks like a waste of time to me. 6d
Bookwormjillk 😁😁😁 6d
LibrarianRyan @ljuliel tags help people find treads or events etc. So if you ever wanted to see all @MrBooks #temptations in one spot you could, and not have to sort through his entire feed. Right now on Litsy you can only see one tag at a time, but if we could search ore than on tag say #CoverLove and #MGedition you would see all the cover love just about middle grade books and none about YA books. So they serve a purpose but that purpose gets lost in 2 many # (edited) 6d
jb72 All of my photos are unstaged. BG is for staged. IG has me so frustrated lately with all the ads. Hashtags can be fun, but I‘ve seen a few posts with way too many tags. 6d
Sarahreadstoomuch Um so nearly all of my photos are taken on my bed, so yes to the unstated photos. Staged are pretty yes, but I‘m just not that committed to the photo. More committed to the reading and simple sharing! 5d
BookwormAHN Hardly any of my photos are really staged and if they are its because I'm planning to stick them on Bookstagram. Litsy is more causal which I appreciate. It's also more of a book focus than a picture focus 😺 5d
Bookzombie I also agree about the “bookstagram” photos with all the hashtags and have unfollowed a few people if that‘s all they post. I also enjoy unstaged photos. I like to see reality. 5d
Daisey I really like this idea of a more advanced search. It would be so helpful for finding things I know I‘ve seen! 5d
TheAromaofBooks Love the idea of doing a dual search! That would be super helpful for narrowing down the results. 5d
mrp27 #1 💕💕💕 5d
UnidragonFrag I agree about the hashtags! If all someone posts are copypasta from IG, I unfollow. If I wanted bookstagram, I'd go on IG. Most of my photos are unstaged, but I also have poor lighting in my place, so I'll often throw it on my windowsill or something for a pic lol a dual search would be cool! Or if you could go on someone's profile and search just their stuff... same thing but maybe easier to implicate? Idk 5d
LibrarianRyan @UnidragonFrag I have that same bad lighting. I love lots of light but most of mine have Edison bulbs which gives sepia tone to photos. It‘s quite annoying. I seem to take more at work. 5d
lele1432 Loved all your points! One of the things that initially drew me to Litsy was not having the pressure of creating staged bookstagramish posts. They're great eye candy, but I really just want to be exposed to more books and know what people think about them lol. 5d
AmyK1 Photography is a hobby and one of the few things I‘m kinda good at so I do admit to trying to make my pictures look nice, though I do use my phone 🤷‍♀️ I don‘t care what other people‘s pictures look like though. I just like to see the books 😁 5d
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I get a short week this week! Just have to survive Today!
1. Terry Prachett, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, Alice Hoffman, and VE Schwab
2. What is their favorite memory?
3. Over 200 but definitely under 500. Renting life means limited space and the fear of having to pack up books and move them. So I try to keep the number in check.
Thanks for the tag @EadieB 😊
4. @JoScho @vkois88 @hermyknee @mabell

JoScho Thanks for the tag ❤️ 6d
hermyknee Thanks for the tag! Ooh you‘re lucky you get a short week. Only two weeks until we have thanksgiving break and I‘ll tell you what I NEED IT! 😭 6d
Eggs Congratulations on the short week! Thanks for playing 🤗👏🏻👍🏼 6d
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Crazeedi Enjoy your little vaca!!😉 6d
mabell Thank you for the tag! Terry Pratchett ❤️ I‘ve not read VE Schwab - but her series looks intriguing! Plus #coverlove 😆 6d
Craftylikefox @hermyknee I hope the next two weeks go quickly for you 💕 5d
Craftylikefox @mabell The Darker shade of Magic Trilogy is great fantasy that wasn‘t over my head, and they are really great 😊 5d
Linsy Happy Birthday! 🥳 5d
Craftylikefox @Litsy thank you 😊 5d
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A Lady's Past | A.S. Fenichel
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Up next, some #romantsy courtesy of #NetGalley and #KensingtonBooks.

#coverlove 💛💙

BarbaraBB Hi Robin, Just want to let you know that your card arrived! I‘ll open it on my birthday but am moved that you thought of it! 😘 4d
robinb @BarbaraBB YAY!!! 🎉🎉 Thanks for letting me know! 💕💕 Hope you have a beautiful birthday month! 4d
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Finding Your Mojo | Stephanie Bond
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A friend gave me this one. Doesn‘t the voodoo doll look familiar?

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Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Last of this year's witchy reads. I checked out Sea Witch because of the cover but stayed for the story. 🧞‍♀️🧙‍♀️🎃
#coverlove #witchplease #happyhalloween

Unholy Magick | Kali Rose Schmidt
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