Style Saturday is a meme hosted by me where each week I present a prompt about reading style and explain my answer. Feel free to join in with your answer in the comments or leave a link to your Style Saturday on your blog.
This week: How important are book summaries to you? How close does the summary need to be to the book?
Summaries are pretty important to me. I don’t know every book out there so I look to the summary of a book to help me decide if it’s right for me. I want one that gives me a hint about what’s going on with the book but I don’t want it to give everything away. Just enough to get me interested.
I hate when summaries don’t line up with the book. I don’t remember what book it was but semi-recently I read a book that was nothing like the summary described. Thankfully the book ended up being enjoyable but I was really annoyed. To me that’s false and misleading advertising. Don’t tell me one thing only to change it to something else. That’s a surefire way to get me to dislike a book.
How about you?