Top Ten Book Turn-Offs
This is yet another TTT topic that I struggled with. As soon as I read what it was this week I thought of one and then my mind went blank. Anyway, I persevered and here's what I managed to cobble together eventually...
|Twilight - Stephenie Meyer|
Either pick one person to be in love with or don't bother, not everyone in the universe is in love with two or more people at a time.
3. Stupid Nicknames
Snookums, need I say any more?
4. Absentee Parents
5. Abusive Boyfriends
And no to this too, it may work out in books and the hero/heroine gets their boy/gal but it never ends well in real life so don't think it's alright to cheat.
7. Whiny female characters who don't realize how pretty/smart/amazing/insert word of choice they are...
*cough* Bella Swan
8. Info Dumping
If I want to learn in-depth information about something I'll read about it - in a non-fiction book...
9. Prolonged Angst
Prolong the grief and all you're doing is increasing the chances of your book being thrown across the room!
10. "If you loved _____ then you'll love _____" or "For fans of _____"
This drives me crazy and sometimes is enough to make me NOT pick up whatever book has that stamped across the front! We all know that Julie Kagawa's books are nothing like Stephenie Meyer's books so why would I love a book about fairies if I want to read more with vampires...