Saturday, July 2, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

Friday Book Blogger Hop is a weekly feature hosted by Jennifer@Crazy-for-Books. It's a place for readers and bloggers to connect by answering the questions put up, hopping thru the list of blogs, and thus sharing their love for books. 

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?

Characters draw me into a book. If I fall in love with a character than I read the book till the end even if the plot is full of potholes. However, in a mystery, a writer's ability to create the requisite atmosphere in the first few pages pulls me in.

If a book has cardboard characters, if the plot drags and becomes repetitive (and there are no characters I am fond of), if the author's worldview is too black and white with no shades of grey, or if the book's tone is too preachy or sermonising than I put it back on the shelf.

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  1. Great answer, very similar to mine. Thanks for visiting:)

  2. Nice answer...looks like you are a new blogger...WELCOME and HAVE FUN.


    Stop by my blog if you like...I have a giveaway going on for NIGHT TRAIN by Clyde Edgerton. It runs until July 25. Three books will be given away.


  3. Thanks Pepca and Elizabeth for your comments. Elizabeth, thanks a lot for following the blog.