BUY or PASS? #FridayFiveChallenge The Invention of Wings

I’ve just taken part in Rosie Amber’s #FridayFiveChallenge

This is what I did:

1) Go to any online book supplier. 

I went to Amazon, which I where I buy all my books.

2) Randomly choose a category

I didn’t know where to look, Amazon is so vast. When I go I’m usually referred to by another author, twitter, facebook. I mean, I don’t just go and look for a book as I would in a ‘real’ bookshop.

There I was wondering what to type, when I went into my last purchase and saw a little star which said best books of the month.

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I had a quick look and they were all very expensive for an ebook, more than $8, and I already have a huge TBR list.

I scrolled down the page and found another list:

Best books of 2014 Top 20 overall customer favourites 

3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye.

I sped through the covers and I saw Sue Monk Kid’s Novel The Invention of Wings for $1.00!

I remembered that she had written The Secret Life of Bees, which I thought was a fascinating book, so I chose it at once.

The Invention of Wings

4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book.

So I went to the book’s page and read the blurb.

Inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimké, Kidd paints a moving portrait of two women inextricably linked by the horrors of slavery.
A powerful, sweeping novel, inspired by real events, and set in the American Deep South in the nineteenth century, THE INVENTION OF WINGS evokes a world of shocking contrasts, of beauty and ugliness, of righteous people living daily with cruelty they fail to recognise; and celebrates the power of friendship and sisterhood against all the odds.

5) If there are reviews, check out a couple.

Then I saw the number of reviews and stars and was in awe, I mean that number of readers can’t be wrong, can they? 9,972 customer reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars. I read some of the reviews and marveled at how quick and lucky I had been to fnd such a great book at such a good price so quickly!

6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?

Buy, buy, buy!

That was easy! Now I just need to find time to read, that’s the hard part for me!

Do you want to take part? Here are the rules and the link to Rosie’s page:

My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….
1) Go to any online book supplier,
2) Randomly choose a category,
3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,
4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book,
5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,
6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?
(then write a little analysis about your decision)

Happy Reading and Happy Weekend!

15 thoughts on “BUY or PASS? #FridayFiveChallenge The Invention of Wings

  1. Thanks for joining in Luccia, let us know how the book went if you get time to read it. The book description does a lot more for me than the book cover, it does sound an interesting read, a bit like The Help.

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    1. Yes, I loved the help. I agree that the cover and even the blurb didn’t do much for me either. It was the author’s name, previous work, and price that convinced me.

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