Top Ten Tuesday | Please, NO! (aka Topics that Inspire me to Say, “Talk to the Hand!”)
matter our love of reading, there are some things about books that make us
instantly shake our head and go, nope!
25: Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book – tell us all your book turn offs! – Broke and Bookish
“turn offs”? Probably, yes, but I’ll be the first to admit, I had to think (and
think) over this to come up with five things I dislike in books. I mean,
sure, there might be “petty” things that annoy as I get into the opening of the
book, but if it’s a genre I love featuring likable characters, usually by its
conclusion, I’ve long since forgotten what miffed me so.
can certainly be overcome if the story inside is compelling. In fact, I’d even
say, I would and will read books with
(most of) these things depending on the “severity.” It will just take me all
the longer to get around to them. That said, since today’s topic asks this of
us, I decided to think about the things that make me NOT want to read a book.
books, and I’ll confess, in most it does work. I’ve enjoyed the books that has
had it, but it’s often a “thing” in fiction which makes me think it’s overused
to some extent.
Goodreads (I was recently in fact) and am thinking, “…sounds promising,” only
to then reach the end and spy a “content warming” (a mature one), yeah, I’m
going to skip that. Don’t get me wrong, I read books with “adult content,” but
what I don’t like is content in books for “shock value.” If a book is going to
involve mature topics or issues, do so with a purpose, not because you can. That said, I am grateful to know this, so maybe adding this is contrary?? I’ll channel Violet Crawley here…
I’m a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose. – Violet
my bookshelf candy. A prime example that comes to mind? Marie Rutkowski’s
‘Winner’s Crime’ trilogy. What’s worse is the publisher made the change with
only one book left in the series.
Like, whaaat??? Wait until it’s all
published and in the world. Then, if you must, make the change. Fortunately,
they went ahead and released the hardcover to match the first two books, so I
won’t have to disown book three.
perfectly fine if written well. My greater pet peeve (outside the triangle) is
when the girl is SO. DARN. WISHY-WASHY. But I’d like to save further dissection
of this for a “discussion” post. (Yay or nay? And while we’re on the topic: Guys, I’m looking to write more discussion-y posts. What’d you think?)
pet peeves? I’d love to read about them: comment down below with all of your
thoughts. I’m ready to chat all fangirl and bookish thoughts – good or bad.