That's what I'd like to know! What is the strangest reason you've bought a book?
You see, last week while browsing the romance books with my mom, I spotted a book I hadn't seen before by Kay Hooper. As many times as I've gone through those books at my Borders, I was surprised that I had never noticed it. The title of the book just so happens to be my first name. A lot of you don't know this, but my real name is Amanda (My mom thought Amy was a nickname. So I've been called that my whole life. If has caused some confusion over the years!)
Anyway, I pulled the book down and called my mom over to show her. I was considering buying the book just for the title, but what sealed the deal was when I opened to the first page and the date the prologue took place in was none other than the year I was born! Dude, is that not a coincidence or what?? Me and my mom got a good laugh out of that. Needless to say, I had to buy the book and there happened to be two copies, so my mom bought the other one.
I didn't even read the blurb to see what the book was about. I thought, even if I don't read it, I still have to have it! But I did read what another author had to say about the book on the back cover, and had to laugh all over again..."Amanda seethes and sizzles." Ha! Yup, that book had to come home with me :).
Someday I imagine I'll read it!
I've actually done this one other time due to an author's last name, Sharie Kohler (Sophie Jordan). Kohler happens to be my maiden name :). And again, my mom bought the book too! I did read that one, and I liked it too. And I even met the lovely lady at the RT signing in Pittsburgh.
So, what's the strangest reason you've felt compelled to buy a book?