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Suggested by Jennysbooks:

Something I’ve been thinking about lately: “What words/phrases in a blurb make a book irresistible? What words/phrases will make you put the book back down immediately?”

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

65 responses

  1. Great question! I actually had to do a little book blurb research. 🙂

  2. Hello Everyone,

    Looking forward to the weekend?

    Here are my thoughts –

  3. […] Booking thru Thursday October 29, 2009 madi01 Leave a comment Go to comments Booking thru Thursday […]

  4. My post is up. Happy BTT!

  5. […] so back to Booking Through Thursday I come. That’s because I have to weigh in on today’s question. […]

  6. I haven’t been here in awhile. It’s almost a shame to return with a cranky post.

  7. Interesting question – here’s my post:

  8. Ha! Making me work to answer this morning! LOL… here’s mine. 😛


  9. justabookreader

    Here’s mine. This was a fun question. 🙂

  10. Hello people. Very interesting topic this week, I had to think a little about this one.

  11. Whoa, this seems to be a real hot topic. I look forward to reading your responses.

    Here’s mine

  12. Hi!
    Great questions this week! Mine is posted at my place, Just Books. Come have a look. Have a great day!!


  13. interesting question this week. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

  14. Fun question! My answere here.

  15. Blurbs are my pet peeves. Warning: a long rant:

  16. I came up with five books where the blurbs persuaded me. My answer is here.

  17. Great question this week!

    My answer is here.

  18. I’m a new book blogger and this is my first Booking Through Thursday!

    My post is here:

  19. I had to think about that but glad the questions were asked!

  20. It’s technically Friday in MY timezone, but the sun hasn’t come up yet, so fiscally, it’s still Thursday night.

    My link? It’s here.

  21. Hey this is my first BTT! Great question and MissMeliss – it’s Friday here as well! Huzzah for international time zones 😛

  22. I just found your meme and I’m impressed so will be joining in Thursdays (or as soon as I can).

    I’m getting bored by secret babies and the cowboy’s secret baby or the CEO’s secret baby or the :Prince’s Mistress + their secret baby. This leads me to believe I don’t want to see only captains of industry mentioned – CEO’s, Princes, Kings, Shieks – up against a woman with much less clout.

    I do however take positive interest in “desperate” situations and people. (Think “Desperate Housewives”). I like things that depict action and adventure mixed with humor. A title I loved was “Phi Beta Bimbo” and I was intrigued and more than half sold before reading the blurb as it made me laugh. I also like smart sounding titles that have double innuendos or a play on words.

    Next week I’ll post my answer actually on my blog. 🙂 I have this week’s posts already up and scheduled.

  23. First time in a long time coming back to this! Interesting topic too, I had fun with it. Mine is here.

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