In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!
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?”
The book should grab my attention. It can be a slow Victorian classic like A Tale of Two Cities where an old gentleman in France intrigued me or a mystery like Cards on the Table where my interest was awakened by a dinner party attended by a group of detectives and criminals. The book has to be able to seize my attention.
On the other hand if a book bores me, even if it is from my favourite genre, I would put it back on the shelf. Also, if the book has something that offends my sensibilities I might put it back. But that rarely happens as I always try to do a little research about the book before I actually read it.