Friday, July 1, 2011

Book Blogger Hop (13)

Book Blogger Hop

It's Friday.... so it's time for the Book Blogger Hop!

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy For Books and is a fun chance to get to know your fellow bloggers!

This week's question from Sue 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?

Amanda's answer: For me, it's all about the characters. I want characters that are interesting, driven. and hopefully a little snarky. If the characters don't have a good reason for being in the book and motivation for the things they do then I either will dislike the book or just stop reading it and put it back on the shelf.

Have fun hopping, and if you're in the U.S., have a great 4th of July weekend!

Love always,



  1. Hi, I'm a new follower! I agree with your answer about characters. Check out my Book Blogger Hop post on my blog!


  2. These book blogger hop questions just get better and better. This one looks easy but I think it’s a trick question. We all know it’s the same answer – the writing – but we all have different perspectives of what good writing is.

    Hop on over to my blog at and read my three-prong answer as I explain why I’ll decide to pick up a book or put it down in under sixty seconds.

    Happy July 4th Weekend!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  3. New follower, hopping by! I really like your header! It's so colorful. I have to like the characters too and feel some kind of connection with them or I just lose interest. Happy reading :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  4. Hopping through. I love snarky characters too. Makes for great internal dialogue.
    My Hop