If this blog is about a world of reading adventure, it might be handy if I spent more time on the theme of things.
So on that note, let's venture into what makes a book a reading adventure. For me, I read mostly fiction and mostly for escape. I like a book to draw me in fast, so I feel instantly transported into whatever is going on.
That's the big criteria for me no matter the genre and I love them all - almost equally. That doesn't mean I want a dozen mysteries or subplots or dead bodies in the first three pages, I like an author who can strike a balance between intriguing and overwhelming.
And I've been known to put down books that take too long to engage me, though I have more patience in this area with sci-fi and historical romance. I think overall, it's the opening character that grabs me and keeps me reading.
How about you? Is it characterization? Setting? Plot?
Author of those quirky Pixie Chicks now on Kindle
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