Weekly Geeks: Book Trailers
Do you watch book trailers? If yes, do you actively seek them out or just watch the ones that get pushed to you in some way? If you don’t watch them, why not?
My answers to this week’s Weekly Geeks prompt are going to be pretty boring! No, I don’t watch book trailers. Quite frankly, I don’t understand them. Why watch a video to get an idea of what a book will be like?
There are so many things about a book trailer that could be misleading. The actor or actress in the trailer would shape my whole idea of the character in question; the setting might be different from what I would have otherwise imagined. I don’t know, I guess I’m just way old-fashioned.
Then again, I rarely read book reviews to decide what to read, either. So maybe I just rely more heavily than other people on recommendations from friends and whatever looks good when I’m at the library.
We’ve already discussed this a little bit here, but feel free to sound off below! What do you think about book trailers, gentle readers?