The Friday Five Challenge is an interesting exercise for writers ~ it shows the little things that can put potential readers off that click-buy. We click on a book because the cover appeals to us, but can be put off a purchase by the blurb, the price, or the reviews.
Anyone with a blog can join in ~ here's what you do:
You can check out others' contributions on the #FridayFiveChallenge hashtag on Twitter, or see links at the end of this page.
It was the title rather than the cover that made me want to look at it, I have to admit ~ I think the cover's pretty average.
£2.22 for.... 46 pages??? On the other hand, it might be a well packed 46 pages. And it's available on Kindle Unlimited, so would cost me nowt.
There are many tips that women should know so they can retain their beauty as they age. Some people believe as you get older you will lose your beauty. This is not so and there are many things you can do to stay beautiful for years to come.
Underwhelming, or what? Not exactly selling the book, is it? Certainly hasn't sold it to me, anyway.
Two on UK, both 5*. A long, detailed one that looks genuine, and a one liner by someone who has never reviewed anything else (ie, most likely the author's chum). On Amazon.com, however, there are twenty-nine, a fairly mixed bag. From the negative ones I gleaned the information that there is little in this book that you're not likely to know already, much of it is about making your own skin preparations, and the book is not very well presented. The positive reviews think the overall message is a good one, and found it inspiring. I suspect it might be useful for people who have never been interested in this sort of thing so haven't read it all before, but not for tired old hands like me who have been there, done that and bought the Estee Lauder.
PASS. I wouldn't even bother to download on Kindle Unlimited. Guess I'll just carry on relying on eating lots of fruit, using Boots cleanser and not looking in the mirror too much. Or maybe it's just that I've got more interesting things to read about....
Friday Five Challenge posts by others:
Doggy stuff for Barb Taub
Rosie Amber chooses an Oirish comedy with plenty of fockin' swearing, by accident
Historic France for Alison Williams
Mystery in the Algarve for Lost In A Book
Shelley Wilson is on holiday so has provided a recap of previous posts
Cathy Ry does Christmas