Saturday, July 2, 2011

Better Late Than Never: Book Blogger Hop (21)

Book Blogger Hop
I love love, love, love the Book Blogger Hop that is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books. The rules are simple, and this is am awesome opportunity to get your blog out there! Post the hop on your blog, then make sure to include a link in the Mr. Linky on Crazy For Books's blog...and then -- GET TO HOPPING!


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

1. Enter your book blog link in the Linky List at Crazy For Books
          (In your link, please state the main genre that you review: eclectic, contemp. fiction, ya, paranormal, mystery, non-fiction, etc.)
2. Post about the Hop on your blog. 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 ! 

"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: Honestly, if you know me, you know I suffer from severe OCD when it comes to my books.  I've finally started to let up on that, but I used to feel as though if I started even the first few pages of a book I had to keep going until the end.  I've bagged that theory -- it's not like the author is going to know I started reading it and decided to read something else.  Now, no matter how bad the book starts off I will still put it back neatly on the shelf so that I can give it another try later on down the road. 
Here's what really makes me close a book after the first few pages:
 - I have found that I really have to be in the mood for certain books, and if I start reading it and my ADD kicks in, I know it's time to put the book away and go find a new one. 
- If the spelling and grammar are even a little off, or the writing style is "weird" to me...back on the shelf.
I really think that all of this just depends on my mood.  I can't tell you how many times I've started reading a book and put it down only to come back to it a month later and think it was the best thing ever written.  I can glance over at my bookshelf now though and tell you that I do see a few books that I don't have any intention of picking up any time soon....but you never know.

What about you? 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you are having a great week!  A very warm welcome to my new followers, and a huge thanks to my old followers for sticking around! 

Happy Reading!


GraceKrispy said...

Love your page set-up and the font! I am like you- it took me a while to give myself permission to put a book down if it felt like torture to keep reading. I still rarely do it, but if I truly can't get into it, I will put it down. Eventually.

Have a great weekend! Hopping by...

GraceKrispy@MotherLode blog

Pedantic Phooka said...

Stopping by via Crazy-For-Book's Blog Hop. I'm following your blog.

I'm having a giveaway on my blog this weekend so please stop by!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka


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