“What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?“
Writing style and characters both have a big impact on me. If there's something off about the style, and it bothers me for some reason, I'll want to put a book down. If I don't like the main character much (when you're supposed to) then I'll also want to put a book down. However, I'm one of those people who doesn't really like leaving books unread, so this rarely happens.
Q. ACK! Your favorite book/movie character just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction? You get extra points if you include visual stimulation.
I have no idea, honestly... right now I can't even think of a favorite book/movie character. Hm. Well, I do like Jack Sparrow a lot... so if he were to walk into the room... I'd probably be super excited! I'm not sure what I'd do though.