KissinBlueKaren called Beyond the Books. Every week we answer a non-reading related question and then all link up so we can get a little peek at the blogger behind the books. This week's question is - What's the worst reason you've ever bought/read a book?
I have bought and picked up books for so many reasons through the years. Recommendations, covers, favorite authors, sheer randomness, general theme (ghosts, old houses, best friends turned more, etc) so this one took some thinking. I'm dividing it up into 2 categories - worst reason I bought a book and worst reason I READ a book.
So now we're onto the worst reason I've ever read a book and I can't really believe I'm going to share this one. Back in college my love life was somewhat dramatic and I had just started reading romance novels. I think it started as a fluke. I was looking through the romance author section at the used bookstore and trying to decide which Nora Roberts book to try first and one of the main characters had the name of a guy I was kind of dating at the time and I thought that was a fun coincidence and got that one. The book is still one of my favorites but it started a whole trend where I went looking for books that had a character of the same name of whichever guy I was dating. I found some great authors this way but I also read a lot of really really awful books. And that is your peek into my bit of insanity for today.
So what are your worst reasons for reading or buying a book?