Friday, July 1

Book Blogger Hop: 7/1

Book Blogger Hop

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 am an optimist when it comes to books.  This isn't a guanteed thing though.  There are several factors that help my optimism along.  For one, if this book has been given some high reviews helps me plug along.  If I have read something similar that I loved I will push forward.  The most important factor is good character development.  If they have managed to create a character that I am invested in I will read through the book.  Sometimes, I have read till the end and been rather disappointed when things didn't work out well.
As for when do I call it quits there are a few warning flags.  If I have been trying to plug along and find myself yawning or thinking about doing the dishes; well we have some obvious troubles.  Another thing I can't read through is excessive swearing, annoying main character, or characters that can only think about sex almost from their entrance into the novel.  I feel that these rather detract and I start rolling my eyes and even hoping bad will come to the characters.  A few too many books lately I have wished the main character was dead just to put me out of my misery.