Location: Central Coast California
Favorite Author: Cormac McCarthy
Favorite Book: The Road & Child of God
Favorite Series: Harry Potter and the Looking Glass Wars
Favorite Genre: YA
Least Favorite Genre: none
First Book Read: Little House on the Prairie
Favorite Book Growing Up: The Secret Garden & Alice in Wonderland
Books I Remember Reading Growing Up: Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney, Freeze Tag by Caroline B. Cooney, The Boxcar Children, R.L. Stine novels
What I look for in a book: First I start with the storyline. If I don't like the story line, 99% of the time I will put it back. Doesn't matter if it's an author I like. If I don't see myself reading it, I won't. I also look for strong characters and ones I can relate to in some way. I tend to prefer 3rd person story telling vs. 1st person. I have gotten over that issue the past year.
What makes me put down a book: I used to read a book front to back regardless if I hated it. I will put it down if I can't make it through the first 100 pages without wanting to pull my hair out. I will also put it down if it's a struggle to get through. Sometimes that means that I don't like the plot, something is missing and I can't put a finger on it or the characters are just unbearable. I have put down books half way through as well.
O ☆'s I couldn't get through the book.
☆ I managed to make it through the book. Whoo! However, I didn't like it.
☆ ☆ It was okay. I wasn't thrilled with it, and there's a lot missing. Would think about recommending this.
☆ ☆ ☆ I enjoyed this book. It left me satisfied.
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Loved this book! Would recommend it to those who I know might like it as well. A+
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ LOVED THIS BOOK. Couldn't put it down.