Over my lunch hour recently, I did what I always do when I grab lunch at the mall. I entered through the Barnes and Noble and took a walk through the YA section. There are SO MANY books there. I mean. Wow. How does one choose what to read?
I will be the first to admit I don't do as much reading as I'd like. Right now I'm just starting to get through my Christmas gifts. And lucky for me there's a lot of books I got for Christmas :)
So if I'm not reading my CP's work, (which is always my first choice in reading), then I'm usually reading work from someone I know. (The perks of having a lot of writer friends.) Or I'm reading books I got as a gift.
In summary: I rarely buy random books off the shelves at the bookstore (or the internet).
But, there's got to be people reading this who DO buy books and I'm curious, how do you choose what to read?