Friday, July 1, 2011

Book Blogger Hop - July 1 to 4

Time for another Hop, sponsored by Crazy for Books.

Book Blogger Hop

This weeks' question:

“What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?“

I think the answer to what keeps me reading beyond the first few pages may vary. It might be an immediately exciting bit of action, or the setup of a puzzle-type "hook", or a particularly poignant bit of descriptive prose, or a strong and novel narrative voice. I can often tell, when none of these are present at the beginning, that it's going to be a long, slow slog through the book. What will definitely cause me to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf is when I come to the point where I just don't care in the slightest what happens to the people in that book any more. Well, that's not absolutely true, as I have been known to give up at the point when I realize that I hope they all die painful and lonely deaths, as well.

4 comments:

Beth D. said...

lol! I like your answer far more than mine. I usually want all the characters that are too 'good' to die. Only because most of the time I am thinking, 'Really, no one would do that.'

Hop over to my page sometime. I am following now!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I don't know why I keep reading a book. It's not the story. It's not the characters. I really don't know!

I'm hopping by to tell you that I've got a wonderful giveaway going on at my blog, Readerbuzz. It's international! During the Readerbuzz July Giveaway I'll be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card! I'd love to have you stop in and throw your name in the hat to win!

Emma Michaels said...

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Sincerely,
Emma Michaels

Pedantic Phooka said...

Stopping by via Crazy-For-Book's Blog Hop.

I'm having a giveaway on my blog this weekend, so please stop by!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
www.pedanticphooka.com