have been away for a while, sailing, because I’m quitting real life to become a
pirate, but I’m coming back strong with another Top Ten Tuesday. This week it
is Top ten words/topics that will make me NOT pick up a book. It’s the opposite
to this post that I made earlier. The Top Ten Tuesday meme is made by the Broke and the Bookish and they are awesome, so check them out.
was hard as hell. I had to go through a lot of other blogs and then sometimes I
would see a word, and I would think: YES! I hate that too, or I would think of
something else. I’m sure I hate other things, I’m bitter and annoyed, there
must be more things I hate, but let’s look at the nine I could come up with.
at first sight – I sound so bitter, but love at first sight seems so unlikely
to me that I don’t like it. There has to be some tension, right? Some build up,
– I’m kind of odd, in that I will watch all the crime shows, all of them. I
love Castle, I used to watch Bones. I used to watch NCIS, but I sort of fell
off, but I love them. They are the same every time, don’t care, love them. If I
read crime books I get so bored. There might be something wrong with me. I will
watch the movie or TV-show based on the book though, cause I’m weird.
Ugh. I hate chick-lit. This might be that I just love other types of books, but
I really hate chick-lit. They’re oversimplified and guh.
Twilight” or “if you liked Twilight, you’ll like this” – or any other phrase
over the same topic. Because please be original, and also, don’t try to sell me
something based on Twilight, because Twilight makes me sad inside. Doesn’t
necessarily need to be Twilight, the “next” or “new” anything annoys me. That
they need to use something else to sell the book bugs me.
“evil” characters, or mean girls – if the mean/evil characters are simple or
stereotypical I get annoyed. Make them layered, make them complicated, make
– I haven’t read a lot of Christian-focused books, to be perfectly honest.
There might be some out there that are awesome. But because of my black heart
and heathen soul it’s hard for me to find Christianity to interesting, or other
religions, for that matter. I like mythology, but not religion, because logic
has no place in my world.
lovers or forbidden love – this might have to do with me wanting to throw Romeo
and Juliet across the room, but yeah. It is a bit like the instalove thing. The
love just becomes so intense and sudden, and whiney, and oh my God it’s not
that hard and not that horrible so fucking stop it, now.
Sparks – this is unfair, because it isn’t necessarily him, especially since I
haven’t read any of his books, and I just picked one author, it could be any
other author who does the same thing. I have seen the Last Song though. If you
write one book, and then regurgitate that story over and over I won’t pick up
any of your books again. Jodi Picoult might be a better example, since I’ve
read two of her books (I thought I’d give her a second chance, sue me). Both
basically were about the same, even though the plots differed. Something
horrible has happened to someone, preferably someone young. A kind, single,
adult swoops in to help them, this single adult meets someone from their past
and they develop a tenuous relationship with them again, and there’s a very
boring love story along the main plot. Also applies to Victoria Hislop, who
made me actively hate the Island when I read it, and I only read it because I
had to for school. The person who told the story knew everything, and I mean
everything, even though she described situations where she hadn’t been present.
Apparently her other books are the same. NO!
stalker guy disguised as attractive bad guy – this comes back to my
Twilight-issues, but yes, just don’t Edward Cullen, Christian Grey, ugh. Also,
bad guys are played out, maybe we could find another boy stereotype to work on?