Tuesday, October 6, 2015

10 Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit

Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

Want to Quit

1) Vampires and Werewolves.  I almost put down paranormal creatures in general, but I'm still a sucker for a good series about fairies or reapers.  What I really want more of is aliens.  Because I am that girl.  And you should totally read The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion which I will be reviewing later this week.  (Hint hint...it's going to have a very nice rating)

2) John Green.  This is not to say that I will never read another John Green book.  But I'm kind of tired of talking about him.  Yes, he's a really cool guy.  And yes, he totally has a connection to my garden gnome friend, Mike, but there are so many amazing authors on his level who are releasing books right now.  So for now, I'm quitting him...even though we all know I'll never really quit him.

3) Dystopias.  And I love dystopias!  But the shelves are saturated, and I need a break.

4) Teen books to movies.  This is a love/hate relationship.  But there it is.  I've only liked a couple.  Most I really feel they should have left alone.  And now the magic is gone because you can basically rely on the fact that anything remotely popular will be optioned.

5) Multiple perspectives.  I've been thinking about this a lot (because I can often be found pondering ridiculous, book related topics).  I can list on one hand the number of books I've actually thoroughly enjoyed with multiple perspectives.  It's used a lot, but rarely well done.

6) Issue books.  I'm over books that give characters soap boxes.  I don't mind at all if someone is dealing with something (even things that feel "trendy") but I'm tired of reading books where character development and plot fall to the wayside so that a point can be made.  Give me substance.  Make me care.  And then I'll care about the issue.

Have Quit

7) Feeling guilty about not finishing a book.  I've learned that life is too short.  If I'm not enjoying you, pretty book with a gorgeous cover, I'm going to break up with you.  And we don't have to be friends.

8) Feeling guilty about reading the last page first (on occasion).  Don't judge me.  I don't like surprises.  To each their own.

9) The Divergent series.  I was on this bandwagon for like, a second.  But no worries, the feeling has passed.

10) David Leviathan.  Have you heard that I'm not his biggest fan?  I've given several a try.  I'm okay walking away.


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