Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday 5

  
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The Topic for This week:
Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT pick up a book. 

Well before I begin I must forwarn everyone that NONE of these are 100%, but overall the following tend to be my "offs" for books.  Once again, these are in no particular order.

  1. Expensive ebooks.  I am cheap here.  $2.99 or less is my theory.  Anything more and I would prefer to buy a physical copy even if it costs more.  
  2. Sad books/tearjerkers are usually not my thing.  Once in a while, but over all no.  If I am forewarned that I will need a box of tissues I probably won't read it.  
  3.  Westerns-not my genre.  Just, no.  Modern cowboys or even older books set on farms are fun.  But saddle blazing, trail gunning men?  Nah...
  4. Heavy Romance.  Romance in a book if fine but usually not a fan of it being the focal point of a book.  I need story!  Suspense, family drama, anything to add to it.  
  5. The author gave up on the series.   If I hear this and find it to be true, I will never give the earlier books a chance.  I don't care how good the series is.  I hate when authors do not finish.
  6. Bland covers- Just the title is boring.  I like when the cover gives me a hint of what the book is about.  Also I am a color nut!
  7. No summary!  Posting 1-2 review quips is fine but when that is all I see then I won't bother.  I want to know ABOUT the book.  Not what someone thinks about it.  I can get online and look up reviews on my favorite blogs or Goodreads if that is the case.
  8. Books that are of religions not my own.  Mainly non-fiction but even fiction if religious tones are too heavy and they are not of my beliefs I don't want to read it.
  9. Text speak!  Also heavy slang use.  So many young authors these days.  I seriously wonder how many know proper English.  Ever is not Evah.  When a character is in first person I don't want to see OMG, LOL unless they are actually typing/writing it out!  It is one this if a character is texting/writing or talking, but if they are not use the full words and use them correctly.  So many youth struggle to learn as is, I hate seeing them think that what they read is correct.  
  10. Political/War books.  Both fiction and non.  These just are not my thing.  I find them boring often times.  

Do you agree/disagree with any of these? Leave me your comment of what you think with  a link to your list so I can return the favor. 


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6 comments:

  1. Ha ha, I totally understand your point about expensive ebooks. If I have an eReader, I'll totally be like you too - $2.99 ebooks or cheaper.
    Western books aren't my thing either. Political books aren't really my thing either.
    Awesome list! :D

    My TTT

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I think lots of ebooks cost way too much speaking you can't trade/swap them ever. No easy loaning to your friends, nothing. With I book there are so many options for when you finish reading it plus I just plain prefer a physical book!

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  2. I feel the same way with the bland covers. I'm a very visual person and even though I don't necessarily judge a book by ts cover, there's a better chance I will pick a book up if the cover is appealing. Nice list, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Same here. The cover isn't the final say but it is often what first draws my attention to learn more about it.

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  3. Enjoyed your list. I won't read westerns either
    TTT
    http://hauntedgravebooks.blogspot.com/2013/07/top-ten-tuesday-what-will-make-me-not.html

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