Friday, October 26, 2012

Bats in the Belfry

{This Girl Reads}


Even the biggest book enthusiasts have some bats in their belfries about things in books that drive them insane.

Five things that drive me insane in books...

* Cruelty animals or children.
* The author talking to the reader.
* Cover doesn't match the content.
* Ends with no resolution.
* End with the main characters dead or soon to be dead.


What drives you insane?? In books...

9 comments:

  1. The repetition of a specific phrase. Not something meaningful such as a character's personal catchphrase, or an all-important prophesy, or a callback to an earlier moment in the story. But a needless, lazy, annoying repetitious description.

    For instance, in a recent read, reference was made to a character's "ropey red hair" at least a dozen times. Almost every time she was onstage, I had to hear about that damn ropey, red hair. Like it mattered. But it didn't. I wanted to black out those lines with a Sharpie! ;)

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    1. John,

      So very nice to meet you. Your humor is so much fun! I can really tell that "ropey red hair" drove you nuts. ...I just had to say it again. ha ha !! Thank you for stopping in and sharing your insanity!

      All the Best,
      Rionna

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  2. I so agree with you on the first four points. They could be on my list, too. :)
    I don't mind if the main character is dead if his/her death makes me cry.
    Here is my list.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Exina,

      I dropped by again to read your list! Great thoughts. So nice to know you.

      Chat again soon, yes?

      All the Best,
      Rionna

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  3. I go insane if I don't like the main character very much. Just finished a book that I kept wanting to put down cause the characters were not nice!! The story was good, though. Now the bats in my belfry are in a frenzy I wasted so much time on it!!

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    1. Pam,

      Thank you for stopping in! This is such a fun week! So many great people to meet and know! We'll have to do one for Yule...how about that. :)

      Rionna

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  4. Gad grammar and improper use of punctuation both drive me insane, as does poorly constructed prose. I want to feel like I'm delving into the story with all five senses, with no grammatical speed bumps to take me away from the experience.

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    1. Lisa,

      I like the Gad Grammar...so funny! I agree with you completely. I'm a sucker for a well turned phrase. Best of Luck with your Poe project. Can't wait to read it!!

      Thank you so much for stopping by!

      All the Best,
      Rionna

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