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.

7 comments:

  1. Excessive swearing bothers me, too! Glad I'm not the only one that dislikes that.


    As a side note - cute blog! :D

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  2. These book blogger hop questions just get better and better. This one looks easy but I think it’s a trick question. We all know it’s the same answer – the writing – but we all have different perspectives of what good writing is.

    Hop on over to my blog at http://www.howardsherman.net and read my three-prong answer as I explain why I’ll decide to pick up a book or put it down in under sixty seconds.

    Happy July 4th Weekend!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  3. New follower, hopping by! It's so important to feel a connection to the characters if I'm going to read a book and continue the series! Happy reading :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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  4. Characters is a big thing for me when deciding to keep reading or not.

    Girl Who Reads

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  5. Hopping through. I also don't like tons of swearing or too much sex. I don't want the "edgy" things to outshine the plot.
    My Hop

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  6. I am your new GFC follower. My answer to the Hop question.

    I started reading a book the last month and it was suppose to be a very good book. But after giving it a couple of chapters I just couldn’t get into it. I put the book aside to read another day. I don’t like to do that because I feel as if my mind might have had too many distractions and I didn’t give the book a chance. So I always try to wait for another day to give it another go. I have so many other books calling to me from my to-be-read list that it can really be distracting. READ ME! READ ME!
    I prefer reading and reviewing Christian Fiction but I do read a varity of other books. I just can’t handle too scary or gory. Suspense and Mysteries I like. No explicit adult books either if I do find one I really want to read I just skip over the x-rated stuff. So what genre do I read?

    http://itstimetoreadmamaw.blogspot.com/

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  7. Stopping by via Crazy-For-Book's Blog Hop. I'm following your blog.

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

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    www.pedanticphooka.com

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