Saturday, April 22, 2017

Book Blogger Hop April 21st - April 27th: The HTTP Status Code Indicating Success Is "200"

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: Would you stop reading a book if an element of the plot strongly clashed with your personal beliefs, or would you continue reading until you finished the book?

I can answer this question from experience, because I have read books that had elements that clashed with my personal beliefs. I finished those books. I can't say that my reading experience was enhanced by such elements, but it wasn't ruined either. For the most part, I simply move past such elements when they pop up. In some cases, such elements make a book unintentionally comical, such as when a libertarian leaning writer tries to put in some libertarian propaganda in their text, or when I a "Christian" science fiction or fantasy writer tries to insert their message into their story. I may not end up reading these texts the way their authors intended me to, but I do finish them.

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  1. I have been known to find certain things comical in books too when an author tries to push his or her beliefs in a book--especially when it's very obvious. :-)

    I hope you have a great rest of the weekend and week!

    1. @Literary Feline: I have found that being able to look forward to picking a bad book apart in a review makes almost anything palatable, and even comical.

  2. Nice answer.

    I can't finish books that demean women, and I actually had two of those.

    Thanks for sharing, and I hope you had a good weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

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    1. @Elizabeth: I have read a couple of books that have that sort of thing in their text - notably in a couple of works of "libertarian" fiction where women having autonomy is seen as an affront to the natural order of things.