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Survey Question-Why do you put that book down?

Here is the first of our LWI Survey Questions. Never a list, just the one. Yes, I know there are two but the second is clarifying the first. The results will be shared, minus names provided.

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34 thoughts on “Survey Question-Why do you put that book down?”

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  1. Reblogged this on enjoymentinwriting and commented:
    This piece is very engaging with people who are interested in reading or those who do something that is related to books or people perhaps who take up writing as a pastime or other paths in life that has drawn them to write. It asks some possible terms for discussion that is worth asking and is definitely something that might bring readers attention towards the subject matter referred to in this post.

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  2. I’ve been writing about this issue quite a bit on my blog, mostly because I’ve been disappointed by a number of the books I’ve picked up recently. My own concern is whether I’m being too curmudgeonly, since the books I can’t make it through often seem to have many fans. I posted at http://tinyurl.com/zj4altu about the value of voice for smoothing over glitches that would otherwise stop me. And this one—http://tinyurl.com/h45degu—is about a plot device that made me quit in the final chapters. Others include what I call “illogic”: people who just don’t act like normal people because the author needs them to behave bizarrely to make the plot work out. Hate that! And not too long ago I stopped reading a book where everybody was so terminally nice that even when conflict reared its leonine head, everybody smiled and and gave it a gentle hug. Finally, when I read a scene I could have written myself based on the hundred+ times I’ve already seen that exact scene or read that dialogue (e.g., “I want to be there for you”), I have a hard time pressing on. Am I being too persnickety? I’m eternally grateful for books that surprise me, even if only just a little, with a view of the world I couldn’t get anywhere else.

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    1. I know how you feel. I complain about a book that has a rabid fan base sometimes and wonder WHY do those people like this book so much?? I feel you. I also feel quite picky at times. The more I write, the more picky I become…but I have different standards for different genres. Fantasy, YA, Adult, all have different styles of writing and storytelling so I try to adjust my nitpickiness. Sometimes, I have to set my writing mind aside while reading. I’d rather not have to do that though.

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    2. You’re not curmudgeonly or persnickety. (Or else I am too.) There is an ocean of books out there and many have rave reviews (and some bought rave reviews (there are many professional paid review places, I’ll name but one, shockingly, the Reader’s Digest does paid reviews), and each writer gets all their friends to “like” the book or give it a 5-star rating, so I see the rating of books with less than 30 reviews more like a popularity contest – how many good friends does this author have. It tells me nothing really about the book, for all I know it might still be a fabulous book but the statistics are slanted.

      So the only real way of getting an idea if it’s a good book is to start reading it.

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  3. Reblogged this on the red ant and commented:
    I have a confession to make. I couldn’t get through more than half of Harry Potter 1 (and I haven’t read the rest of the series either, though I watched all the movies and loved them). I felt deeply let down by that book. Maybe one day I’ll try again.

    What makes you drop a read, put a book down? Please share your thoughts – and also this survey.

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