Greetings fellow broom riders! I hope this week found you well and this holiday weekend leaves you even better. Stay safe! We are on a firework ban here, so no fireworks for me. Just enjoying the pics and staying cool indoors with my wonderful airconditioner.
If you are new to the Broomstick, I hope you will like the Facebook fan page, and spend a few moments. It is always great to meet someone who loves witchy fiction as much as I do. So grab a broom and tell me what you are reading this weekend. Happy 4th!
Q. ACK! Your favorite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction? You get extra points if you include visual stimulation.
One of my favorite books of all time has to be Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie and Claire are so real, they practically breathe. If I ran into them, I would either:
*hug them obsessively
“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?“
The voice of the book has to grab me within the first few pages. The point of view, dialogue, and characters have to be there. The other thing that drives me crazy is when a book is marketed for a certain genre or age group and it doesn't fit within that category. Especially if a middle grade book is being marketed for a teen audience. That just does not work and that is the fastest way to find a book flying back onto the shelf.
Have a great holiday everyone!