Perceptions of Promise

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Purchasing A Good Book

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Good books are often just lying around the bookshop, waiting for someone to pick them up and take them home.

The only problem is, most people don’t really know what makes a good book that good.

You see, a good book is more than just having a good title on the front cover. You also see, a good book is more than just having a good synopsis on the back cover.

Here are some ways to let you know that you’re purchasing a good book:

Its Quantity

As they say, it starts with the bestsellers. One notable characteristic of a good book is its quantity. No matter how many best titles ever there are – if there’s no one else buying it – chances are, what you’re looking to purchasevis not really a good book.

But of course, it still depends on a book and their corresponding genres that accurately matches the preferences of today’s generation – just like how both the media and the readers warmly accepted J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series, and Veronica Roth’s Divergent series.

Its Condition

A good book, admittedly, is also one that is presented in good condition. You’re paying for it right, so why not check if what you’re paying for is also right? It should be sealed in plastic. It should also come without any creases or dents. There should be no stains on its covers. There should also be no other marks on its pages. Even more so, a good book is one that will smell like a fresh lump of good soil on the ground – earthy and just plain bookly.

Do you know any other ways to let one know that he’s purchasing a good book? Let us know in the comments section below!


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