Friday, July 1, 2011

Follow Friday and The Book Blogger Hop (25)

It's Follow Friday and The Book Blogger Hop, hosted by Parajunkee and Crazy for Books (respectively)! Please comment and link your blog! I'd love to check it out!
This week's question is:
ACK! Your favorite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction? You get extra points if you include visual stimulation.
I don't know about him being my favorite, but this book series is one of my favorites and the actor certainly is hot. Why, hellooooo, Logan Lerman/Percy Jackson! 
I mean, LOOK AT THIS FACE.
And then I want him to say (Although the hair doesn't quite work for me.)
So then I'd go:
...Something like that.
This week's question 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?
The intro to a book is very, very important. It can make the difference between me liking or not liking the book. Between me actually reading it or putting it down. I think the first thing that I look at is the writing. How good or bad it is. If they're descriptive, if they paint the picture for you, then I will probably be more interested. If their writing sounds more like... well, mine, then I roll my eyes and might have to force my way through. The characters are also extremely important to me. If they do something stupid right in the beginning... let's hope they redeem themselves later on.
I forgot to join the Friday memes last Friday because I was on my way to ALA. The posts listed below are from two weeks. :)

Reviews:
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens
Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz


Author Interviews:
Josephine Angelini

Event Recaps:

Current Giveaways:

FREEDOM GIVEAWAY HOP: US only, ends Thursday!
Starcrossed Swag Giveaway: US only, ends Thursday!
ALA Giveaway: US Only
*Please fill in my WINNER CONTACT FORM for the Birthday Palooza- coming soon!

Weekly Memes:
Teaser Tuesday: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Waiting on Wednesday: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
Teaser Tuesday: Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Waiting on Wednesday: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Have a fabulous weekend! Happy Reading!!
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