Thursday, November 4, 2010

Booking Through Thursday

I’ve seen many bloggers say that what draws them to certain books or authors is good writing, and what causes them to stop reading a certain book or author is bad writing. What constitutes good writing and bad writing to you?

Good writing is not boring, and peaks your interest, throughout the book.

Bad writing is when a book doesn't have substance & doesn't appeal to the reader in many ways.


  1. I'm more of a stickler for good grammar when it comes to deciding whether a book is good or bad. Whether or not it piques my interest is often irrelevant; I've read books with great premises that I couldn't stand because the author didn't know how to write proper English. For me, it doesn't matter how good the story is; if the nuts and bolts of the language itself aren't up to par, then I'm probably going to dislike the whole thing.

  2. I have to be pulled into the storyline within a 50 page maximum read, be able to relate to characters and visualize the scene conveyed by the author's written words. If not, will usually put aside.

  3. Hi! Thanks for finding my blog last week! I am so sorry that its taken me so long to get back to you. I had a very busy week and was not expecting it! I am following you now. I enjoy your blog.

    For me a bad/good book is all you said above. Sometimes the writing is just hard to read or understand. Some authors give to much information while others don't give enough. I read a book recently that had a good story but was all over the place with some very boring sections. It just didn't feel completed.

    Tiffany @

  4. Thanks! for your really great comments, LaCoccinelle, C Mash, Diary of a Domestic Goddess, & Tiffany.