The first thing you have to decide is the type of book you would like to read. It does not matter whether you like to read fiction or romance or even accounting books. As long as you enjoy reading it, that is all right.
Once you have decided your genre, you can choose the book either by choosing a particular author, or maybe you could try out books written by unknown authors on that subject. You could try asking your friends or colleagues, who have similar taste, for their suggestions. You can then buy a few of these books, or you could get membership of a library. By joining a library, you can access many books without burning a hole in your pocket.
If you are in the bookshop and you want to buy a new book, but you do not have any idea as to which book to buy, then flip over the book to read about the contents, reviews, if any, and the author's details. That will give you an idea about the book. Since books are normally arranged by topics, you have a wide range to choose from.
Many book stores have in-house coffee shops where you could sit and browse through some pages of each book, before deciding on which one to buy. The internet is also a new and fun way to review books before buying them. Some sites like Amazon have a huge range of books to choose from and you can order them from home. You could also join a book club, where various like-minded people come together to read and discuss books.
A good book should keep you interested from the first word. It should awaken and activate your brain cells. If you are reading a suspense novel, then the element of suspense and surprise should be maintained throughout the book. It should shock you from time to time before ending in a thrilling and unexpected climax.
After reading the last word, you should have the satisfaction of having read a good book and regret of the book coming to an end. Similarly, a romantic book should pull at the strings of your heart. You should have tears in your eyes during the sad portions of the novel and warm, cuddly feelings during the romantic portions.
You also have to get into the right mood and atmosphere before reading. The area where you sit to read the book should be calm and peaceful with no distractions. The lighting should be bright enough for you to read clearly without straining your eyes.
So, go ahead, choose a good book and curl up in your favorite corner with a cup of coffee.
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