I also visit reviews at Amazon. I joined goodreads & hub & have gained access to hundreds of interesting sounding books free for Kindle reader.
My TBR is extensive. I have several catetories. TBR, therapeutic weeping, I’ve also won seven books from the goodreads giveaway. I’ve received four of them & so far so good.
So other’s review & synopsis are the way I select a book. I usually give 100 page test but have been pleasant surprised by books that came through after I read a little morre.
I agree about not wasting time on books that aren’t really that great. Some of the YA books I’ve received SOUND good but upon reading them they’ve been disappointing with lots of typos & misuse of words.
That, however will not stop my reading. I’m like a baleen whale seeking krill by swimming with it’s mouth open then closing the baleen plates & squishing out all the water. The books that are keepers are discovered this way.
Thanks for your Musing Monday.