Every week Jennifer at Crazy-for-books hosts a blog hop. Put your link in, post a comment and you can discover a lot of great blogs. The Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week. This week's question/task: 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? I am easily distracted. If I would rather be on Twitter, Facebook, Blogger and a ton of other web sites, you as an author have not done your job. If I'm doing everything to not read your book, that means your book is boring. I try not to review those books on my blog, instead I put them to the side. Good writing, a plot and good character development are a must. If you lack those, I have to give up. I know there are bad books out there, but I don't want to outright trash a book. Exley by Brock Clarke comes to mind. It was hard to follow, the narrator changed several times, and I couldn't follow the timeline. I just gave up on that book. Before I started blogging, I would torture myself and finish a bad book. But after some time in the blogging world, I realized that I don't have to do that.
Here are some blogs I came across: