I love to read. Iâ€™m also a busy mom, so I donâ€™t have much time, or patience, to invest in a book that doesnâ€™t hook me from the first couple pages. What Iâ€™m most drawn to in a book isnâ€™t the setting, or pretty writing, or even the premise of the story. What draws me in and keeps me reading is the main character. So, when I choose a book or a new series to read, I often skim the first two pages to see if the author can introduce me to a character who I want to get to know better. Someone who Iâ€™ll care about and will want to travel with for the course of the story. Because isnâ€™t that what a book is? A journey of sorts? And who wants to be stuck on a long trip with a boring travel mate?