Saturday, February 2, 2013
Book Talk: Pet Peeves
Today, let's talk about pet peeves. Bookish ones.
(Bad) Love Triangles
Love triangles can be fun, but those that are badly done are just plain annoying. Sometimes, the underdog is just so obvious and it doesn't take much time to actually figure out who the main character is going to end up with.
Cliffhangers (In a Standalone)
If the book actually belongs to a series, I think it is good.
But in a standalone, I want to know everything. What happened to ________?
Some people actually enjoy cliffhangers, but no, I don't want to use my imagination.
Changing Book Covers
I hate it when publishers just decided to have a totally different cover halfway through a series. It doesn't match the other books on my shelf! Change the cover of Shades of Earth. Now.
Deus ex Machina
One does not simply disappoint his readers by giving them a bad ending. Sometimes, authors just choose the easy way out. Killing the character and thus, solving ALL the problems. That is just bad. Bad.
I really need to expand my vocabulary. I need to stop using "bad", it is really bad.
So, what are your book pet peeves?