Reading books/Reading blogs

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How do you pick what blogs or books to read? What’s the one thing that will get you to pick up a book or click on a link every single time.

With books, it is usually the storyline which will grab my interest at first, but if after the first three chapters I am still struggling to get into the story I will probably put it down and not read anything else that the writer has written, but when the story has grabbed me, then I will end up reading quite a few writings of that writer.  I have my favourites but lately my taste in reading seems to have changed quite a bit.
As far as blogs go, there will also always be something that initially will catch my attention, but reading blogs is a little different I think.  Often with people’s blogs I start feeling as though the blogger is a friend or like-minded and I grow to like the blogger and will read, as though I’m listening, the same way I would listen to what a friend has to say or show at anytime.
*hugs*
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56 thoughts on “Reading books/Reading blogs

  1. Well, the title of your post immediately sparked my interest. 🙂
    Anything to do with reading/writing books I will chase after.

    Oddly enough I have often given a writer more than one ‘chance’; with their work.
    Even some of my fav. authors have written stuff I am not too fond of; a reason I bear in mind that others will no doubt feel towards my own writing and not to take anything personal.

    What I read/find interesting on blogs is often reflected in the topics I write about, thus, you are correct, there is a sort of kindred spirit between bloggers.

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  3. I can’t believe how much you and I think alike. I do the same thing with books and blogs. Once I get hooked on an author, I usually try to read all they have out, especially if it’s fiction. With non-fiction, it is the topic that attracts me or if they have a good first paragraph that hooks me. I read that at the library most of the time first before I check a book out.
    I have to limit myself on blog reading, because of time and having to share a computer with three other people! 🙂 I like reading your blog, because I like you! And I love your photography. Keep up the great work!

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  8. You actually make it through 3 chapters? I’m good through half the first chapter. After that, it’s bye-bye. One thing I like to do in a bookstore is randomly read pages and see if the dialogue captures my attention. Good dialogue is what brings a character alive, and makes them believable.

  9. I pick a book because of the writer, sometimes because is biographic, depends. About blogs…hmmm, my eyes can handdle many words on a screen computer…so I usually go easy for pictures or short travel stories.

  10. I feel the same way about blogs that I read, Hopestar. I just wish I could get to all of them. 🙂 As for books, I tend to latch onto an author, and devour everything they’ve written, before looking for another one.

  11. I am very similar – for me the interest lies in the subject – i love reading the liner notes. Many times I can tell if it is a read I may want to pursue. Blogs are very similar – th ebig thing for me is they ‘speak’ to me. I feel as if the blog was written to me – there is a personal level to it that grabs me.

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  13. I agree, if a book is mediocre then it is easily put down and forgotten about but with blogs there is a wealth of amazing stories, photograph’s, art, poetry and so many other interesting things to see and so the magnetism pulls one in every time 🙂 Have a beautiful evening Michelle and have fun too 🙂 I always do…

    Andro xxxx

  14. I think as long as there’s that initial spark when you read your first post from someone’s blog, you will grow to like them and connect with then in a way as well
    *hugs*

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  16. Books and Blogs… what attracts me is always a personal connection.. with an Author in either I must find an interest that keeps me reading… most of the books I read (+/- 3 a month) must grab me from the start page, which funnily enough do, as this is what I read in the store… Blogs I follow (far to many) are exactly the same, except the interaction is what I crave.. I love to comment and receive a reply and a lot on which I comment often don’t reciprocate which I find shows that they are actually not interested in what I have to say… and these blogs will slowly disappear from my reading list… so one tends to build a friendship in one’s circle, which is actually quite strange as you might have nothing in common except the blog… but I do love it…

  17. That is such a great shot for this post Michelle! Love it! Great post and share hon and it’s the same with me. Have a great day. 😀 *big hugs*

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