Route 66 #RoadTrip #FridayFiveChallenge with the Big Yin Billy Connelly, Would You BUY Or PASS?

This fun feature is a mini workshop. We look at book covers just from their thumbnail pictures at online selling book sites and make quick fire buying decisions. We look from a READERS Point of View and this exercise is very EYE OPENING.

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From the book cover we will browse the book description, price and some of the reviews BUT we only have 5 MINUTES.


Join in and see where it leads.

Grab a coffee and spend 5 Minutes on this exercise.

In today’s online shopping age, readers often base their buying decisions from small postage stamp size book covers (Thumb-nails), a quick glance at the book description and the review. How much time do they really spend making that buying decision?

AUTHORS – You often only have seconds to get a reader to buy your book, is your book cover and book bio up to it?

My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….

1) Go to any online book supplier,

2) Randomly choose a category,

3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,

4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book,

5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,

6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?

(then write a little analysis about your decision)

Share your post, use #FridayFiveChallenge @rosieamber1 and I’ll help share all relevant posts.

Inspired by yesterday’s guest spot on Barb Taub’s blog, this week my search term was “RoadTrip”

Billy Connolly’s Route 66: The Big Yin on the Ultimate American Road Trip

Find a copy here from or

Book Description

Britain’s best-loved comedian hits the most famous highway in the world on an unforgettable journey.

Billy Connolly, music-lover, biker, and scourge of the beige and bland the world over, has dreamed about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66 since he heard Chuck Berry belting out one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll records of all time. And now he’s finally had the chance to do it, travelling every mile on his custom-made trike in search of the real America that can still be found beyond the nation’s freeways.

Taking in both the essential icons and the hidden gems of the ‘Mother Road’, Billy also meets up with plenty of the memorable characters who call it home. With his instinct for a good story, and the infectious enthusiasm that has made him our most engaging national treasures, Billy Connolly is the ultimate guide to the ultimate road trip.

Price Kindle £6.99 or $8.44

Reviews; 58 from Amazon Uk and 15 from Amazon US

Would I BUY or PASS?……BUY


Route 66 is legendary for RoadTrips and I’m a closet Billy Connolly fan, I’ve seen some of the TV series about this and I do prefer Billy when he doesn’t drop the F-bomb in every sentence, so this is more to my liking than his stand-up shows. Top this off with a leather jacket (I do love the smell of leather) and a Harley Davidson motorbike and I’m off visualising the trip. The book cover says it all, you know exactly what you’ll get.

Here are links to other bloggers taking part in this week’s challenge.

Shelley is admitting to her inner Crazy Cat Lady with The Winter Kitten by Linda Benson

Liz chose a YA book Salt Of The Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Cathy looked at Steampunk with an electrical them The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr