Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Book Bliss

Last weekend I went to the beach with my family and of course I took a stack of books to read. One of the books was Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. If you are a Hunger Game fan then you know instantly that I had a great beach read. Collins knows how to weave a story. I can close my eyes right now and remember lounging in my beach chair, listening to the waves, reading a fantastic story. Yes, that is what I call Book Bliss.

So this got me thinking. What pulled me so much into this book? What drew me to the pages and sucked me into Katniss’ world?

Well, you can’t deny Collins incredible world building. I had to know how this world ticked and what were the secrets of District 13 and the Capital. Then there’s the action, adventure, romance, intrigue. Yep, it’s all there.

But the biggest draw for me was the not knowing. The desire to find out if Katniss and her friends would survive.

So what characteristics in a book give you Book Bliss?

~ Christina


  1. Characters I love reading about, a great voice, and a great, fast-paced story. :)

    I didn't really like the ending of Mockingjay, but I adored the first two in the trilogy.

  2. Christy, I love it when a book takes me out of my own world for somewhere else for a while (not that I don't enjoy the real world). I also tend to like stories that have a faster pace, that don't get to wrapped up in description or have too many characters (since I often read at night when I'm already exhausted).

  3. I'm all for book bliss, too, especially when it's uninterrupted for a long while.

    My book bliss focuses on an engrossing plot that sucks me in right away, and a main character I really care about.


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