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Do you go into a book blind? - August 11th 2017, 01:30 AM

When you read a book do you read the synopsis so that you know what it is about or do you pick it up and read it without really knowing what it is about?

I do a bit of both. I usually read the synopsis and stuff but it will sometimes take a while for me to end up picking the book up. So, it might be on my shelf or in my amazon cart or on my goodreads list because it sounded good but when I get to read it I don't remember what it's about other than it sounded good.


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Re: Do you go into a book blind? - August 11th 2017, 02:53 AM

If it's an author I know I really like or recommended by my best friend, I don't read anything about the book. Otherwise I read the description, sometimes I'll read spoiler free reviews.



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Re: Do you go into a book blind? - August 11th 2017, 10:57 AM

I always have had insight into the book but it could be very rewarding to know nothing about it
   
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Re: Do you go into a book blind? - August 11th 2017, 01:13 PM

I always read the synopsis of the book. I know it'll probably give one or two things away, but I am a very picky reader and don't like beginning a book without knowing what it's about. A friend recommended a book to me a few years ago and I bought it, began to read it without looking at the synopsis and hated it.
   
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Re: Do you go into a book blind? - August 11th 2017, 07:37 PM

I read the blurb on most books before I read them, if that's what you mean by synopsis. Sometimes I read a short summary before I read he book if it's something famous like Animal Farm or Great Gatsby, so I can focus on the themes and symbolism rather than finding out what's coming next in the plot.
   
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Re: Do you go into a book blind? - August 11th 2017, 09:16 PM

Normally I will read the synopsis unless it's one of my favorite authors. I don't want to buy a book that I have a higher chance of not liking.


   
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