Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Memes 5/22

Book Blogger Hop

The Question:
Why would you stop reading a book? Too long, wrong genre, bad language, not what you expected, or something totally different? 

My Answer:
I used to try to finish every book I started but now I have way too many books to read to waste time on ones that I'm not loving. Some of the biggest turn-offs for me are: language, head-hopping, unlikable main characters, too much telling instead of showing, and just generally bad writing! 


Hosted by: Rose City Reader

"Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name."

The gale nearly knocked Elizabeth Benjamin flat. In all of her sixteen years, she'd never experienced such terrible winds, and Key West enjoyed it's share of storms.
Love's Rescue by Christine Johnson

My Thoughts
Great beginning!

4 comments:

Joana Bettencourt said...

A few people have responded the same you did on the BBH question and I think I'm starting to agree. I always try to finish but that just makes me take 3x as long to read something and I have way too many books on my TBR list to be wasting that much time! lol

Joana @ The Boundless Book List

Elizabeth said...

My turn off is if the book is offensive with language or action. I can't read a book if there is a lot of offensive language.

Nice answer.

Happy Hopping!!

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Blog Hop Answer

Brooke Bumgardner said...

I agree, I don't have time to read books that aren't for me.

Brooke Blogs

Abbi Hart said...

Joana-Haha yeah it's just not worth it in the long run!

Elizabeth-I agree

Brooke- Yep!

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