Friday, July 1, 2011

Book Bloggie Hoppie Time! 7/1-7/4

Book Blogger Hop


Yep it's that time again. This is a weekly event hosted by Crazy for Books. I don't participate as often as I would like but do hop in on occasion. Here is what The Book Blogger Hop is all about....


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! 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 below!!
The Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week, so if you don’t have time to Hop today, come back later and join the fun! This is a weekly event! And stop back throughout the weekend to see all the new blogs that are added! We get over 200 links every week!!

RULES:
Your blog should have content related to books, including, but not limited to book reviews.

1. Post about the Hop on your blog (feel free to grab the logo at the top of the post!)

Spread the word about the book party! The more the merrier!

In your blog post, answer the following question (new question each week!).

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: Interesting characters and humor. I read mostly romance (at least right now I do) and find that if an author has a balance of great characters, interesting situations, and humor I stick the book out for it's entirety. Matter of fact if all those factors are there I anxiously turn the pages to see what will happen next. Julia Quinn, Erin McCarthy, Jill Shalvis, Susan Elizabeth Phillips are excellent at this. So is Julie Garwood, Lori Foster, and Lynsay Sands for that matter.

As far as what drives me to put a book back on the shelf...it doesn't happen. It does occur that a book will bore me and I may not pick it up for awhile (but still have it in my currently reading queue). I have obsessive tendencies and just can't let a book go forever unfinished. I have to finish it. Period. 

3 comments:

Kyanara_night said...

HI,

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the follow and ofcourse for the compliment about my reviews ;)

Following you back!

have a great weekend!
Kyanara

Jamie Kline (Bookerella) said...

Yep that sounds like me! I recently quit reading two books because I just wasn't interested in them. But I know someday I will end up finishing them - I just can't have eternally unread books on my shelf! Good answer. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, following you now too! I was looking through all of your reviews and we have a LOT in common it looks like when it comes to choice of books! That's so awesome to find someone that likes the same kind of reads I do. I so look forward to following you!

Sarah said...

Great answer. Definitely have to have interesting characters. I'm a romance gal myself as well. Need to have my romance! ;)

Thanks for stopping by my hop and following. I'm following you as well. :)

~ Sarah ♥ I'm Loving Books