Right now, I’m reading a very good mystery. Not an unusual occurrence, but here’s the thing: I know I’ve picked this book up before (it’s a few years old) and put it down, thinking I wouldn’t like it. But, obviously, I do.
So what turned me off before?
- The title? Probably not.
- The author? No.
- The cover art? Doubtful, cover art won’t usually make me put a book down.
- Back cover copy? No.
- The first page? Nope.
Maybe I had something to read that I thought I’d enjoy more. Maybe I just wasn’t in the “mood” to read this kind of book at the time. Maybe, maybe, maybe.
It makes me wonder. How many other enjoyable books have I shunned?
Does this ever happen to you? Explanations?