I'm reading a book right now that is kind of meh. I won't tell you the title or even what it's about, because it was written in 1957 and has been out of print since the 80's. But you got to wonder, “why is JEN reading a book that's so meh? Well, I'll tell you...
It's because the book is not badly written, it's just not a great read. OOP (read: out-of-print) books are educational. They help me see today's writing trends in comparison to yesterday's. Which brings me to the OTHER book I'm reading. (That's right folks, I'm one of those multi-book readers – as long as they are in completely different genres).
Now, this other book I'm reading has something special. It has
What is X-Factor exactly?
For me it's that book I can't put down and I can't predict.
You see, I've read a lot of books. So, I'm pretty good at predicting how the plot will go. Yes, I can usually guess who will die, and yes, I often know what situation the character will get into three chapters before it happens.
That's probably why spoilers don't bother me so much. Because, if I know how the plot is going to go and I still want to keep reading? That's a great read.
But if I can't predict how the plot will go, AND I want to keep reading? That book has
What makes something have that X-Factor for you? Let me know in the comments!
This post is part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Each day in April (except Sundays) bloggers post a new post relating to a letter of the alphabet. You are on Letter X in my 2021 collection.
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