Monday, September 12, 2011

Musing Mondays - Must Reads?

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This week’s musing asks…

What is the one (or maybe two) qualities a book must have for you to pass it along to your best friend as a “must-read”?

My answer...

For me, a book has to strike an emotional chord in me if I'm going to recommend it. I have to fall in love with the characters and truly come to care about them. That's why I enjoy series books so much. With each book, you learn a little more about the characters until they almost become friends.

Of course there has to be a good storyline as well, but the one thing that makes a book for me is if I really become emotionally involved in the book.

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  1. You are so right, I feel the same. I have to love the characters too :)

  2. with mystereis and thrillers, it is not always possible to love the characters...even the 'good' ones.

  3. I love when I can fall in love with a character!

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  4. New follower here!

    I feel the same way. I book must resonate with me in some way for me to truly love it and pass it along to a friend. I also need to be able to connect to the characters.

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  5. When I recommend books to my friends, it's usually something that kept me up all night because I HAD to finish, I had to know. I fall in love with characters a lot but a heart thumping plot will have me talking about the book for months (years!)

  6. I feel the same way, I need to connect with and care about the characters.


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