Booking through Thursday is hosted by Deb at Wordpress.
Q: What words/phrases in a blurb make a book irresistible? What words/phrases will make you put the book back down immediately?
Hmm...this one required some thinking. When I'm looking at books and considering purchasing them, a title or cover may catch my eye but I always read the back covers to see if the story is interesting. Short "blurbs" don't really affect me one way or another but the book description on the back cover (or inside flap on a hardback) certainly sway me one way or another. Anything dealing with British historical fiction is going to find its way into my bag (especially Plantagenant and Tudor). If it seems like some fluffy romance novel I probably am not going to buy it. Once I actually own the book I will, unless its absolutely horrible and/or boring, read the entire thing.