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?


  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)

  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 :)

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

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

  5. Happy Follow Friday! I am a follower! Hope you will stop by

    Emma Michaels

  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

  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?