Monday, April 12, 2010

The Hook

Sorry for the delay folks, but RL took over for a few weeks. :-D

After a book premise has piqued your interest, what keeps you hooked?

Is it the cover?

Is it the first sentence? The first paragraph? The first page?

For me it's the first sentence. When an author makes me want more from the first sentence, then I'm pretty certain I'll like the book. For those that don't, I'll give it a chance, but expect it to be pretty boring until some action or something begins.

Even when I don't like a book, I keep reading until the end. Maybe it's because more than likely I've already paid for it, and just have to finish it.

What about you? What hooks you when you read? And do you finish books no matter what? Or do you get bored and put them down forever?