Yes, it's that time of the week again! It's Follow Friday which is hosted by Parajunkee. The question of the week is:
ACK! Your favorite book/movie character just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction? You get extra points if you include visual stimulation.
If Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series walked into the room? I'd have to try to keep from fainting! And well, I'd be willing to be a fangbanger for him. ;) Plus have you seen the first episode of season four? "You are mine." Anytime, Eric, anytime. ;D
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen over at Crazy for Books and the question of the week 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?
It really depends. If the storyline was what got me to read the book in the first place, I'll read until the halfway point before deciding if I want to continue it or not. However, I cannot stand choppy sentences all the time. If a book seems choppy to me, I'm inclined to immediately put it back because it's really difficult for me to get past it. Admittedly a lack of quotation marks for speech also irks me, but if the storyline is good enough, I can get past it.
What keeps me reading beyond the first few pages of a book? Again, storyline. Although a fluid or lyrical writing style will also keep me reading; as will a fast paced plot.
Also, I'm going to be sort of quiet for the weekend, sorry! So I'll be replying to comments on Monday. But yes, there will be an In My Mailbox post from me this weekend--and probably a vlog depending on how tired I am.
Reviews this week:
Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Shadowcry by Jenna Burtenshaw
Hourglass by Myra McEntire