This hop is hosted by Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Every week participants answer a question and then visit other blogs participating. The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers the chance to meet new bloggers, get to know one another better, and get new followers. This week's question is: So would you read a book just because of the hype? A: Sometimes. I am sometimes influenced into buying/reading books because the movie is coming out. To me, if the movie looks interesting, then the book must be better. I did this with Beautiful Creatures. I saw the trailer of the movie and I was intrigued with the imagery that it portrayed, thus I bought the book (I read the book but haven't seen the movie yet).
However, sometimes the hype makes me not want to buy or read a book. When I really look at the reviews and see what the negative ones are really saying, I then decide that the book is not for me. For example, as much as I enjoy reading erotica (if it's written well of course), I refuse to read Fifty Shades of Grey. The reviews have pointed out that the writing is not good and the male's character is not very charming. Should I let the minor negative reviews influence my decision to read a book? Probably not, but there are so many books out there that I want to read that I have to be picky. Besides, that's what reviews are for: to help influence the reader.
Page 56: " 'That's too bad,' I said, and was about to find something else to occupy my attention when Loralee touched the butterfly's broken wing with one hand on the ground beneath her. Eyes closed, her mouth moved silently. A brief glow covered the insect, she withdrew her finger, and the butterfly fluttered both wings. It took flight a second later."
My Thoughts: Reading the first line made me wonder what was happening with the main character. Why isn't she at home? Why is she asking to go back there? Did something bad happened to her? The following paragraphs further explain, yet are still vague, as to why the main character said those words.
I am reading this book for review, which I hope to have up no later than Sunday. So, come back to check out my thoughts on this book.