The Book Blogger Hop is a place for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! Hosted by Crazy-For-Books, this weekly meme is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, get to know someone new and basically just share our love of books! So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted in the Linky list!
This week's question:
What keeps you reading beyond the first pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?
This is my first Book Blogger Hop and I think it's staring with an excellent question. I guess what keeps me reading is a really strong start. Whenever I get a new book, the first thing I do is read the first sentence. I even read them out to my fiancé, who doesn't share my passion for books. So bottom lime, a strong start is what captures my interest and especially when it's a very "in medias res" kind of start. You know, where you are thrown right into the plot. No long explanations, nothing. Just boom - right in.
What makes me stop reading a book is if it's too slow, if nothing really happens, if it's just a a lot of talking and really nothing happening. Or if I don't care about the characters. When I think about it, that's probably the nail in the coffin for a book for me - if I don't care what happens to them. However, I usually do finish the book anyway. Only very rarely do I put it done until it's finished, although I should probably do it more often. Why waste time on a book I don't like..?