Honestly, once I decide to read a book I feel like I usually forge through- which perhaps isn't such a good thing?!
But here are some things that make me want to keep reading:
- Someone recommended the book, and I really trust this persons judgement. I'll keep reading. Maybe it gets good at the end?
- Excellent writing. You just know when a books is well written.
- Really depressing books with poverty, injustice, rape, lots of gloom, etc... But please give me redemption in the end!
- Murder-mystery books.
- I connect with the character immediately.
- A question has been asked that you want answered...
Here are some major turn offs:
- Someone recommended the book, and I really don't trust this person's judgement. I have different book taste than some of my friends (surprise, surprise)...so I usually know whose advice not to listen to. But perhaps I should be more open and willing to try books other people think are really great. Open mindedness=good.
- Sadly, I do not like fantasy. Actually, I'm really not sad about it at all. But I know some of my friends think I'm crazy. Even Harry Potter is a no go for me. Crucify me now!
- Gimmicks. I like a good ol' novel, no gimmicks please.
- Dense book when I am not in the mood. I'll think I'm up for a challenge, and sometimes I give up quickly if I'm tired, or what not.
- Memoirs- not my thing.
- I'll put a book down if I don't connect with the character.
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