Booking Through Thursday (9/29)


In real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. But how about books? Does where a book is set affect your reading choices? Are you more or less likely to read books set in places you know or love? 

When a synopsis mentions the location(s) that the book will be set in, it does give it an edge if it’s somewhere I love, have been to, or want to visit.  I’m originally from the San Francisco bay area, so in my heart that’s always going to be home, and I adore stories that are set in or nearby. I also love settings in other places that I’ve lived or been to, and I think it’s that extra feeling of connection that draws me to stories when location plays a part in whether I want to read a particular book or not.

What about you?

Tamie Xo

3 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday (9/29)

  1. nicki442 says:

    I’m tempted to read a book more if it’s set in a city I’ve always wanted to visit, New Orleans and Rome in particular. Since I live in a smaller, inconsequential city (Pittsburgh, PA), not many books in the romance genre are set here, lol. If one were, I’d be curious to see if the descriptions of places, people, and regional dialogue were accurate, written from experience, or just generalities based on a Wikipedia page. So yes, setting is a factor for me in deciding whether or not to read a particular book.

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  2. Karen Cundy says:

    I’m a huge fan of Paris and Provence in France. I don’t seek out books in particular that are based there but I do enjoy to read them.

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  3. Nickie Adler says:

    My only criteria is that the book takes place in present time. I don’t care for historical, futuristic, or shifter books. What I look for, is the heart of the story, and of course, steamy scenes.


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