Friday, July 1, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop

Well it is Friday, thank goodness for that, and time for The Hop, which is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books.  This week the question to get the conversation flowing 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?

For me, an intriguing plot or an interesting character will keep me going for a while and then the biggest thing that makes me shelve a book before finishing it can be poor writing or cardboard characters, or both. 

What an interesting question this week.  I look forward to reading everyone elses responses.


9 comments:

  1. Hopping through. The writing has to be there at the beginning. I don't want the prose to get in the way of the book.
    My Hop

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  2. I agree. If a story doesn't have itself together, it feels like work reading through it.

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  3. Poor writing FTW - I chose the same thing!

    Anja @ http://reading2011.blogspot.com/2011/07/book-blogger-hopfollow-friday.html

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  4. Just hopping by, have a good week-end.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/07/book-blogger-hop.html

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  5. 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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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am a new follower.
    Wishing you a fun-filled weekend!

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  7. Hi Mel,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Characters are what draw me into a story and if they have depth and someway of connecting to me as the reader, then this is what keeps me turning the pages!

    I am now following you on twitter @austbookshelf

    Jayne

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  8. Oh, and since you are a fellow Aussie blogger, I have added you to my blogroll!
    Jayne

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  9. Stopping by via Crazy-For-Book's Blog Hop. I'm following you.

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

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    www.pedanticphooka.com

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Comments are very welcome.