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If you’re anything like me, one of your favorite reasons to read is for the story. Not for the character development and interaction. Not because of the descriptive, emotive powers of the writer. Not because of deep, literary meaning hidden beneath layers of metaphor. (Even though those are all good things.) No … it’s because you want to know what happens next?

Or, um, is it just me?


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

102 responses

  1. oh, I thought I would be first!! congrats cathy🙂
    I was up late reviewing some books, and saw the BTT on google reader pop up.
    here you go:

    http://exlibrisbb.blogspot.com/2008/08/btt-stories.html

    enjoy!

  2. I left mine 15 minutes ago, but it didn’t seem to “take.” Let’s see if this works.
    http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/

  3. […] it’s not only you. One of the main purpose of reading a book, for me, is the story. Many books I have loved have strong story lines, be it fiction or non-fiction.Moreover, I tend to […]

  4. Here’s mine. A short poem using a reverse Etheree poetical form. Oo-er Missus, get him!

  5. Here’s mine, Short and Sweet

  6. Da na na na Na na Na na, ANSWER!!

  7. When it comes to books, this book lady wants it all .

  8. For me, this was harder than I thought! But interesting to find out what kind of reader I am… http://ffbookblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/booking-thru-stories.html

  9. It’s just you. Just kidding, perhaps not JUST you. But it isn’t me. http://bookeywookey.blogspot.com/2008/08/its-just-you.html

  10. For those who want a definitive answer, turn back now. Because my answer has more waffles than a politician running for president.

    To read the rest of my post, go to http://www.scobberlotch.blogspot.com

  11. I’ve got a simple short answer today!

  12. […] love to hear what you thought of the book too, so please feel free to leave a comment!This weeks Booking through Thursday is all about the story, and Deb asks: If you’re anything like me, one of your favorite reasons to […]

  13. Thanks Deb. I liked this post.

  14. Thanks for the great question. Mine is up.

  15. I thought this was an interesting question too! My post is here

  16. Here’s mine – a little late today, but better than never. =)

  17. This was a great question, from novels and drama to poetry

  18. Here is my answer for this week.🙂

  19. I’m done. Mine’s posted.

  20. Got mine posted now. Go here.

  21. I’m a little late, but better late then never!🙂
    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Christin/581719/

  22. Almost forgot it was Thursday!!!

    Here’s my post:

    http://bookclubclassics.com/Blog/2008/08/28/btt-plot-anyone/

    Plot, schmlot… 🙂

  23. […] I thought this week’s Booking Through Thursday question was a bit odd, but definately a good topic starter. If you’re anything like me, one of […]

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  25. Here is my answer: http://aleapopculture.blogspot.com/2008/08/booking-through-thursday_28.html

    I actually start talking about my favorite characters in movies LOL!

  26. […] But let’s talk about more positive things and get to the question! Courtesy of Booking Through Thursday: […]

  27. […] Through Thursday: Reading to see what happens next? Jump to Comments This week’s Booking Through Thursday: If you’re anything like me, one of your favorite reasons to read is for the story. Not for the […]

  28. Mine can be found here. Just in time, well, here on the East Coast of the U.S. anyway to still be on Thursday.

  29. A day late for my first one, but it’s at http://kehinde.com/blog/?p=641

  30. A day late as well, but here’s mine.

  31. So, if we’re a day late, do we get a prize? How about two days late? For some reason, only in my bloggy mind, I thought today (yesterday?) was Wednesday. In real life, I knew it was Friday (Saturday, now). Anyway, here is mine: http://simpleletters.wordpress.com/2008/08/30/btt-what-a-character/

  32. […] last week’s Booking Through Thursday: If you’re anything like me, one of your favorite reasons to read is for the story. Not for the […]

  33. You’re definitely not alone!:

  34. Whoops! My post is here!

  35. Here is my answer. I don’t have to learn to pace myself. I’m not like everybody else.

  36. if a plot line is all that it takes one can read an outline, no for me I need the full mental imagery, of surroundings, moods, dialog etc, etce etc.—if its decently written, then yes its definitely a “need” to keep turning the pages and hating it when it finally ends, leaving me wanting more.

    Gary (old dude)
    http://threescoreplusten.blogspot.com/

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