Jen at Crazy for Books restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another, but then couldn't continue, so she handed the hosting responsibilities off to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them.
This week Billy asks: Why would you stop reading a book? Too long, wrong genre, bad language, not what you expected, or something totally different?
It depends on why I am reading the book. If I am reading a book that I have been given to review, I will read through it no matter what happens. It might be a slog through bad writing, poor plotting, and cardboard characters, but I will grind through and then write a review that discusses all of these factors.
If I am reading a book for my own edification or enjoyment, the most likely reasons I will put it down are if it bores me, or if the writing is bad enough to push me out of the book. To be perfectly honest, the first rarely happens unless the second is also true, so they are only very slightly different reasons in my experience, but they do diverge every once in a while.
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