Book Blogger Hop: 7/1-7/4

                                                          Book Blogger Hop

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.

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10 comments

    1. Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

      I used to be the same way. I had to finish what I started. In my whole life I think I have left only four books unfinished. Recently though I have been trying to shake this habit. I don’t have as much time as I used to have. So, I am trying not to force myself to read books that do not interest me. 🙂

    1. I first read A Tale of Two Cities when I was 10-11 years old. I must confess I didn’t get all of the intricacies on my first go but it was still a beautiful experience. When I re-read it last year I certainly got more out of it.

  1. 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

  2. hopping by blogger hop

    I was so happy finding you.I keep finding new blogs every friday but your’s is the first classic blog i have come across

    i used to read classics a lot but over a period of time i dont know why but just missed it.

    I am kinda sure your blog brings me back to classics

    I love tale of two cities as well.it was the first dicken’s book I did read.And then on I think I read dickens for a long time.

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