“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?“
A good story plot. Characters. I have to connect in some way. The words have to draw me in. I cannot stand insta love. We meet, we are in love in an hour type thing. Lust, fine... Love no. :) I hate when a book goes back and fourth through out the whole book. Leaves me confused, and agitated.
I love when the book gives you just enough information, a clue, not enough to tell you what it is, what the answer is, who this is, or what that is.. but, just enough to draw you in, and hold you there in the pages. I love falling in love with new characters. I love learning about there lives. Feeling like I know them. After I read a series, that is usually how I feel. Like I know them, they are a part of my life. I have connected with them. Then there are characters that I don't like, *rolls eyes* ! But that's also something good too. You know -Team Edward / Team Jacob- You love one or the other, no in-between *coughs* <3 Edward! ;)
But you get it. I want, feel whatever feeling that the author is going for when they are writing the book. I want to experience it all.
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