Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Book Musings: Bizarre Reasons for Buying a Book

I was cruising book blogs the other day and came across this review for The Dead of Winter, a spec fic book pitched as "True Grit meets True Blood." I was intrigued by the concept of a paranormal western. (Review coming next week.)

Have any of you guys seen Cowboys vs Aliens? Well, it's one of my all-time favorite sci-fi flicks. At its heart, it's also paranormal western. I found the story very original and fun. And let's admit it, Daniel Craig is smoking in chaps. Even if the movie had sucked, I could have enjoyed it for the sheer fact that Daniel Craig ran around in chaps for 2 hours.

So when I read about The Dead of Winter, a paranormal western, my head was immediately filled with thoughts of Daniel Craig in chaps. I jumped online and bought the book. Dorky, I know! Luckily the book was a fun read, even if Daniel Craig never made an appearance.

So what's the strangest reason you've ever bought a book? Anyone else think Daniel Craig should be permanently housed in a pair of chaps?

7 comments:

  1. I don't think I've ever had a weird reason for buying a book...but I have had a "mmod-swing" one. I was in the middle of making a CD called "I Hate Boys" (I'd just broken up with my ex at the time) When I came across the book "Hater." Seemed like an appropriate purchase at the time!

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  2. I am probably just a weird book buyer overall, I always go by feeling. Unfortunately, I have had so many recs that didn't pan out for me personally, so…I just stick with my gut. The thing I like about this is i'm always discovering new authors and books. The thing that gets me out of sync, I'm always the last to read things like…uhmm…Harry Potter, Twilight…the Hunger Games...

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  3. Hmm, I'm not sure what would be considered a strange reason for buying a book. I have gotten books I will probably never read just to say I had the book on my shelf. I guess that is pretty weird. LOL!

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  4. I can't think of ant strange reasons off-hand, but your story is too funny!

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  5. I don't think I have ever encountered a strangest reason for buying a book. But I admit of buying a book just for the cover, as I'm sure many of us have done.

    P.S., if you're loving All These Things I've Done, the sequel gets even crazier. I can't wait for the third :)

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  6. That movie was so fun! I can't think of any books I bought for a weird reason but I have watched many a movie for really stupid reasons. And, yes, it usually had to do with a good looking guy.

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  7. I'm trying to think of some examples. I do know that the stranger a book sounds the more interested I am in reading it. (Unless its horror.) I don't really ever picture people or anything from movies or tv shows though. I just don't watch enough for it to be stuck in my head or something.

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