Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book

This goes the opposite way from last week's Top Ten Tuesday, and I definitely struggled to make this list more than just a negative side to that post. However, like most things, it is always easier to know what you don't like than what you do, so here is my list of turn offs in books!

1. Love Triangles

If you are new here: Hi. I'm Sofia. I absolutely hate love triangles. I've documented this hate plenty here on the blog, and I will not stop until this disappears from the face of the Earth. If I read a blurb and there are only three named characters and it smells like a romance will happen between them at some point in the book, I will run away from that book quicker than if it was the plague itself.

2. Unnecessary Romance

Why, oh why does every story have to revolve around romance? There are other things that any human being worries about and has to deal with in their lives, and so seeing characters in books, especially in settings where they definitely should be worrying about bigger things, spend all their time fawning over a love interest bores me. Again, it is very easy to see this coming in blurbs most of the time, and so I do the equivalent of a swipe left on those ones... Thanks, but no thanks.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

I was debating whether or not to try and do this Top Ten Tuesday, since I think what draws me in books is very run of the mill (and probably boring), but as I've been struggling to keep the blog updated (I'm almost done with uni for the year, so that should turn around soon!), I'm going with it anyway. Who knows, maybe it turns out to be interesting?

Here are the top ten things that make me want to read a book instantly!

1. Originality

This might seem like a given (I don't know who would like to read the same things over and over again), but originality not only in plot but in concept will immediately make me want to read a book that much more. For example, even if I wasn't an absolute fan of science fiction, as soon as the idea for 'Illuminae' was revealed, I needed that book in my hands ASAP.

There are thousands of books coming out every year, so something that makes one pop out of the pile will obviously bump it up in my interest! There is no time for boring books, am I right?