I’m over on Unleaded today with a post on what makes you put down a book. Here’s a snippet:
I was thinking about that after reading Judy Hedlund’s post Top 7 Reasons I Stop Reading a Novel. A lot of times you get writers together about what makes you put a book down, and it’s like going back to grade school.
They have their red pens out, ready to identify an adverb use or what they view as a POV shift, and then they point gleefully and say:
“You got it wrong!”
By intent, I don’t notice that kind of stuff. I’m more forgiving as a reader in some respects, and in others, far less forgiving. I have three reasons that I will automatically put down a book, and likely never read the author again. Read the reasons on Unleaded Fuel for Writers.
I’ll be back later this week with a post on Balticon.