Yay, my first tag of 2019 (and there will be plenty more to come especially now at the beginning of the year!) I saw this tag on The Book Dutchesses and know I’m getting more than a bit rusty with blogging so here we go!
1. Which trope (or tropes) in books, annoy you the most?
I think I have to agree with many that the insta love trope is one of the most annoying things I have come across in literature, I mean, to me that is one of the best ways to make the characters unbelievable and annoying. I also must say I get tired of seeing love triangles everywhere and the chosen one concept is more than a little overused, so I guess the fact that many authors copy these tropes from previous books is the most annoying thing of all 😛
2. Which writer or writers do you feel are overrated/overhyped?
Stephenie Meyer 100% I read Twilight and honestly could not understand what was wrong with so many young people to like that lump of pure crap! 💩💩💩💩💩 Lol, people I have met have said the books get better and I should read on but I’m not sure….. I weep for humanity either way.
3. What are your least favourite books you’ve read, since joining the book community?
Well Twilight and I think Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? has to be another one because once again I couldn’t see what had everyone else so enthralled and I did not see anything spectacular or philosophical in the plot or characters. But each to his own I suppose…
4. A terrible ending, that ruined an otherwise quality book?
I remember quite enjoying Candor by Pam Bachorz in the beginning but the ending just made it one huge pointless read where nothing was accomplished. Such a shame because this could have been a good series starter too but as a standalone it seriously needed a better ending than that!
5. Which fictional character(s) do you wish were not killed off?
If anyone has read Allegiant they will know who I mean here, such a waste…. 😥😥😥
6. What are some of your bookish pet peeves?
Even though I used to do it when I was little, I cannot stand dog earring books these days especially if it’s a brand new copy cause dog earring books never seems to fade away meaning the books are never the same afterwards. Those poor tortured books! 😛
7. What are some books you feel should have more recognition?
The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series by Michelle Paver, Mage’s Blood by David Hair, A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston and the Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi to name a few. But seriously there are so many masterpieces out there that need and deserve the spotlight and this sometimes makes me wonder what it is that makes a release (especially if it’s debut) so popular…