My friend asked me how I choose my books. A lot of research! Usually before I buy one book, I read up on reviews done on it. That way, I can gauge whether the book will be useful to me. If I am at the local bookstore, I will skim through the book. Unfortunately, most of the books I buy online, so I have to rely on reviews. Amazon is pretty good because they let you preview some pages inside the books, and some of the buyers leave pretty detailed reviews.
I have also bought a lot of duds. The beauty of this blog is, I have weeded out all the rubbish, and bring you only the best, ahem!