Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Blog Hop - July 1st (Canada Day)

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and find new book-related blogs that we may be missing out on! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs that they may not know existed!

Each week, participating blogs are asked questions to post and answer on their websites.

This week’s question –  “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?“

This seems as thoough it should be an easy question to answer, but after some thought, it's not easy at all.  Basically for me, (Curlypow) I need to make a connection with the book.  That connection doesn't neccessarily have to be with the characters tho'.  It could be with the writing style, the setting, the POV, the humour, the angst - I could go on and on.  If the connection hasn't been made by around pages 50 -75, I rarely carry on reading.  If I have been given a recommendation by someone whose choices I normally enjoy, I may persevere a little longer, but there are so many excellent books available now, that it seems foolish to continue reading something I'm not enjoying. How about you?

Welcome to the Paperback Princesses! Make yourself at home, take a look around our blog and let us know what you think in the comments section. We would love to hear what you have to say about our posts. We often try to comment on your comments as well so feel free to start a conversation! Since there are two of us running the show, we always have a variety of titles and event postings. Be sure to check out our own personal meme page. Check out Fantastic Fairytales, Let's Hear it for the Boys, In Case you Missed it and a few others. We try to not only focus on new YA books but also great titles from the past.

Also check out our two giveaways - our Blogversary closes on Jul 3 and The Canada Day Blog Hop closes tomorrow.  Lots of good books available for some lucky people.


  1. Love your blog title..have a great week - Happy Fourth of July -and love your answer too.

  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. Hopping through. I'll go an especially long time if a person has recommended a book to me. But I agree that I eventually need to connect with the book.
    My Hop

  4. Stopping by via Crazy-For-Book's Blog Hop. I'm following your blog.

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog this weekend so please stop by!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka