Just Wondering Wedensday 3.1

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Wondering Wednesday

So I was wondering, what are the main things that make you love a book?

The characters are so important to me. If they can make me laugh, cry, and fall in love with them that would be enough for me.
I remember going through books — that are told by different point of views– and I would skip through chapters. I would look for the chapters of the characters I like to read about.
This happened recently while I was reading Awakened. I wanted to only read what was happening with Stevie Rae and Rephaim. I knew I had to read the in-betweens to understand what’s going on, but If the story was only about them I would have been more than happy.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this question or if you guys have been wondering anything worth discussing?

Comments

  1. Kaleigh says

    I think strong, fleshed-out characters are very important. Them and the plot should support each-other equally. For me it also sort of depends on the authors writing style. I like more old-fashioned writing than modern-ish (if that’s a word) with a balanced amount of descriptiveness.
    I was wondering, how much purple prose do you enjoy? Would you rather the writing be more literal and to the point or descriptive?

  2. says

    In reading novels, relate-able characters are a must for me; But what I look for are the little nuggets of subplot within the story, small hints at something else that helps drive the story. Quotations that make my mind ponder hours after I have finished reading.

    Here’s an example from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”:
    “Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on the dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one” (Chapter V).

    • says

      That’s very interesting A. I didn’t think of that, but it’s true little moments like that keeps me interested in the story too.

      This has nothing to do with anything but calling you “A” I feel like I’m watching “Pretty little liars” on “ABC Family”

      • says

        Please, call me Aaron then. That show looked unappealing to me, but my cousins (who are girls,) love it.

        I’m not sure why I use the name “A.Stevens” instead of “Aaron”. Luckily, my teachers don’t seem to have a problem with it.

        -Aaron

        • says

          It’s funny you say that because all my cousins watch it too and when I see them it seems like that’s all they talk about.
          Well, it’s a pleasure Aaron thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

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