Friday, July 1, 2011

This & That & a Blog Hop.

Book Blogger HopEvery week Crazy-for-Books hosts the Book Blogger Hop. Participants answer a question and then visit other blogs of fellow participants. This week's question is:

"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?"

My answer: I do my best to finish every book that I start. Ideally, a well-placed plot hook and an expectation of a good story keep me reading past the first few pages of any book. Honestly, sometimes the reason I finish is because I received the book from the publisher and am required to write a review. More than anything else, what makes me want to put a book back on the shelf is when the plot is predictable, the characters have no depth, and each scene is cliche.

What about you?

8 comments:

  1. hi Jolene,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I agree with you completely on your response to what keeps you reading. Unfortunately I have had to keep reading to post a review far too often. I've become quite a good skimmer (LOL)

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  2. I agree - A predictable ending is such a let down! You need to be kept guessing!

    Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely weekend :)

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  3. Hopping through. I definitely keep going on books I get from publishers. Usually it's not a chore :-)
    My Hop

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  4. It's hard when you have to write a reveiw for a book you don't like too. Have a Happy Holiday weekend :)

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  5. Happy Follow Friday! I am a follower! Hope you will stop by http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels

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  6. 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

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  7. I am following you by email.
    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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  8. Hi

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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