Book Blogger Hop started over at Crazy for Books it's a great way for bloggers to connect and say hi. I really liked this week's question as it is something I have been thinking about recently.
“What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?“
I always persevere with a book, I very rarely ditch a book even if I am not really enjoying it. I figure that I have 2 main reasons. Firstly being the eternal optimist that I am (ahem) I'm always thinking "It will pick up in a minute, it's got potential, it will get better" Secondly, being the complete cheapskate that I am, I always think well I've paid for it so I might as well finish it.
When I look at my enormous TBR pile I know I should be more ruthless, why waste time reading something that's a bit meh when there are tonnes of other more fantastically brilliant books out there? However, I can't help thinking that something did make me pick up the book initially, either the blurb sounded good, or I've read a good review so I might just miss something if I don't persevere.
Ultimately, its probably the fear of missing something that keeps me reading!