Hooked you didn't I? That was the point. But you knew that.
The job of the writer is to hook the reader. No reader, then no need for the book. Right?
I've found though, that through reading extensively, writing, and reviewing, I'm becoming a book snob.
That sounds horrible, but it's not meant to. What I mean is that by reading and seeing an extensive amount of work, I'm getting more picky and irritated by little things that never would've bothered me before.
Like? Head hopping. I just finished a book that was made into a movie. Honestly, the movie was better and I don't normally say that. Honest. I'm more of the read the book and chuck the movie type. But I was talking about this book. So I read it thinking it was going to be a great story. Um, no. The perspective of the storyteller was (I think) third person, but there were times when it wasn't clear (I was in both characters relative perspective at the same time) and others where it was omnipotent. Talk about frustrating. By the end, I was so meh about it, that when the super emotional part came. I wasn't invested in it. And that's sad. I should've been on the edge of my seat. No.
Another story was really great, but very... telling. All the times when I wanted her to show me what was happening, no. X said this. Y did that. W did this then said that. Invest me in the story! Make me feel what the characters are feeling and see things through their eyes.
So back to being snobby. I love my romance stories, and the erotica, and I actually love MM stories. I'm a sucker for a good biography, especially if it's Old Hollywood. I like my vampire stories and ones that pull me in a direction I might not go. So I guess I'm not a snob. I won't just NOT read a story because, 'it's not a genre I like'.
Back to the movie that isn't living up to the hype and other things that need done. I should be writing. I'm not. I will later.