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Judge ’em By The Cover: How to Create an Amazing Summer Reading List

 

Surfing the net in search of tips and tricks on how to create the perfect Summer Reading List?

I usually take advantage of social book sites as YourNextRead.com and Goodreads, the massive community of book lovers. But with 5,100,000 users, browsing the infinite lists and finding the right book can be hard.

This time I’m going for anJudgeACover.jpg easy and extremely practical tactic: “Judge ’em By The Cover“.

I know, I know.. Never judge a book by its cover. But despite how true it might be, the reality of the book industry is that the majority of readers use the cover of a book as a deciding factor in whether or not they should buy the book. With millions of books we can choose from, the first “sales pitch” is the cover.
Sure the content is essential, but how you present it maybe be equally important so as to grab the attention of your target and a well designed cover is the first assurance of high quality.
Sloppy and unappealing fonts, pixelated images or bad illustrations will turn off the reader right away. If it is not striking enough to draw attention, it will be passed over. At least by me.
So this is how I’m gonna play it. I will add to my Summer Reading List only those books with fancy and well-designed covers and see how it goes.
And you? Do you judge a book by its cover? Answer the poll and share your tips and tricks for the best summer reading list.
Happy Reading!

 

 

 

College Education: Is It Still Worth It?

College Education: Is It Still Worth It?

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We are talking about education at the Serial Readers Book Club on Goodreads.

While reading Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa I questioned myself if society and parents around the world aren’t making a huge mistake by encouraging every student to get a college education.

Young people -fresh out of college or not- are actually struggling to adapt to a certain kind of economy that isn’t ready (or doesn’t want to) include them at this time.

Are colleges really preparing you for the job market? are they providing you the skills you need to succeed in the workforce? Or are they just burying you with huge debt?

According to Richard Vedder -economist from Ohio University- “only five of the top 25 fastest growing occupations over the next 10 years require any sort of college degree“.

There must be something wrong in the system! Does our education system need to be reformed? Or is it fine the way it is?

Censorship or Editing?

Censorship or Editing?

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Some call it censorship, others call it editing.
Do you think anything can be published or is there a red line that can’t be crossed?
Politics, religion, sexuality, relationships… what’s your opinion?

 

We are discussing it at The Serial Readers Book Club on Goodreads!! Join us!

Or leave a comment here!

TGIF and What’s New at the Book Club (Goodreads)

TGIF and What’s New at the Book Club (Goodreads)

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today is the first day of April and it’s time for some changes for the Book Club on Goodreads. We gained around 31 new members over the last month and we have a lot of ideas! Let’s see what’s new:

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A well-worded  question is the quickest way to connect with other readers and also a good conversation starter. Poll Wednesday will be online every week 🙂

Follow the link on the main page and you’ll be redirected to the group page on Goodreads.

Vote and share your thoughts with other readers!

READEROF THE MONTH

Make a comment, vote on a poll, share what you’re reading at the moment and join us on Twitter and on our Facebook Page,
you have an entire month to show me how a good reader
and active member you are. There will be a new Reader of the Month Challenge every other month, next one will start May 1st.

Sign up and try your luck..win the title and the prize!

P.S. We have our first winner for the month of March! Congratulations Cheryl!!

Book Talk aka The ArenaBOOK

Is there a book you’d like to read and discuss with other readers? Book Talk is a “group reading” made by genre, you can join the one you like the most -history, YA, business, fiction, true crime,…- write the title and ask other members to join you into the arena 🙂

Join us Facebook , Tweet with us and be part of the Book Club