I know it’s late because actually the time to write a post for Opini Bareng has been opened since January 1st. But it’s still couple hours away from February, so I think I still can hop in.😀
It’s not going to be a long post because I don’t have much to say. ^^v
And here are the things that makes me expecting a book:
- The Author
Who’s behind the story is important to me. If I already knew the author, I’ll have extra attention and expecting more from the books. And if it’s my favorite author, I will always have a good expectation.
It’s a strong point. I’ll take the book when I think the blurb promising something to me.
I am an eclectic reader –at least I’m trying to. But still, I feel comfortable with the genre I usually read, like contemporary romance and historical fiction.
- Reviews from goodreaders who has similar taste with me
I take their words about the book they have read (and put the books on to-be-read shelf). Not instantly, of course. In the end I’ll go back considering the previous points I’ve mentioned above.
- When I heard the news that the book is going to be adapted to motion picture.
Yes. I am the kind of reader that will be delighted to read the book version first than go watch the adaptation. Sometimes I will not tolerate myself to read others review about the movie adaptation. As if I have it as a rule –which it is not 100% true because I do watch some movies and try to catch the book later.
This is the least point that makes me expecting a book. I tend to not fully believing bestseller stamp on the book. I don’t know, I’ll feel better to put my expectation in my taste and not the hype. BUT, in some situation, I count on the hype.