Thanks to Crazy-for-books for hosting this hop, I hope to hop on from time-to-time......I also found some new blogs and I am looking forward to knowing what others are reading and saying!
This week’s question comes from Sue who blogs at Cookie’s Book Club ! Thanks for submitting a question for our Hoppers, Sue! Be sure to visit her blog and tell her thank you!
“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: What a great and thought provoking question this week! I have abandoned books before I finished the first couple of chapters because the sentences were short and choppy or the characters feel lost. Sometimes you can just tell right away that it's not working. I think the first thing that hooks me in are the author's sentences. Are they descriptive and thoughtful word choices that are fluent? I think another thing would be the characters and if the writing gives me a connection in anyway to them.
I enjoy books with messages and characters that are role models for our young adults and middle grade. When I do find a good selection of authors, I always search out more books by that one because I love the writing styles.