There’s something magical that happens when you’re reading a good book isn’t there?
It’s as if you’ve been transported to another place, into another life, experiencing things that you don’t usually, and piecing together situations that, in real life, might be terrifying, but from between the pages of a book are fascinating.
For me, the thing that always grabs my attention, and my imagination, is a good puzzle. A locked room mystery perhaps, or a really compelling ‘why dunnit’. Once there’s a puzzle to be solved, a puzzle with high stakes and lots of tension, then I can’t help but read on.
What does it for you?
What keeps you reading?
6 thoughts on “Bookish Magic: what does it for you?”
A bit of mystery – more of a ‘what’s happening?’ than ‘why dunnit?’ That will always keep me turning the pages until well after I should be sleeping, as long as just enough is given away to get me even more intrigued.
I love trying to work out what’s happening too – it’s all about the puzzle 🙂
I love crime fiction, but it has to be quite heavily character drawn for me. Quite a bit of drama/action/conflict has to be going on for the characters and I have to be caring about that. I love Karin Slaughter books for this.
Which is your fav of her books?
Well, I’m a serial killer fan, but as you say, I might find them a bit more terrifying in real life than on the page. I hope never to find out! 😉