Thursday, June 30, 2011
Blog Hop: July 1-4
This week's 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?
For me, what always makes or breaks a book is the characters. If the characters are really layered and interesting and I can connect to them easily, then I pour through the pages as quickly as possible to learn more about them. If I can't get on board with them or they have traits/personalities I find really off putting, then usually not even an outstanding plot can hold my interest for long. I put added pressure on myself to finish a book though, I don't often set them back on the shelf without making it to the end because I keep thinking to myself "maybe it will get better" even though it rarely does. I'm a glutton for punishment that way I guess!
It's been a while since I've done the blog hop, so I'm looking forward to "meeting" a bunch of new bloggers! If you get chance before you hop off elsewhere, check out my 1-year Blogoversary GIVEAWAY, I've got some really fun prize packs!