We've reached another Friday (and a three-day weekend for some of us) -- and that means it's time for the Book Blogger Hop. Hosted, as always, very nicely, by Jennifer at Crazy for Books, the Hop is a weekend-long event that allows us to visit blogs, learn new things, discover more books to read..... and provide a great excuse to stay in the air conditioning this weekend.
This week's question comes from Sue who asks: What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?"
When I put a book back on the shelf -- it's because, in a word: annoyance. Annoyance is usually what makes me put a book back on the shelf . It can be that the plot's just not catching me, but most of the time, it's because I don't like a character or care enough about them to keep reading, or I find the writing style to be irritating. Sometimes, I just get bored and put it back, but most of the time, it's because something about the book that's getting on my nerves.
It's almost easier to identify why a book gets put back than to figure out what keeps me reading. Writing style, flow, storylines, characters --- when it all comes together, it keeps me turning the pages.
Happy Hopping, everyone!
Wonder Women by Sam Maggs
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