One of my most favorite things to do is reading.
And when I am not reading, I like to read book reviews.
There is something satisfying to see a review which you completely agree with.
Now, I say reading, but it’s actually audio books I listen to.
I have noticed that this is extremely frowned upon in the reading world, so let’s get a few things out of the way:
- I don’t live in a country where I can find many books in a language I understand
- Amazon does not exist here
- I have massive back issues. Finding a comfortable position while holding a book is not easy for me
- I get a lot more “reading” done. I listen to books when I clean, draw or exercise.
The last one is not always an advantage though.
Sometimes I feel that I have already read all the good books in the world.
And what’s left….. isn’t all that great.
In fact, I too often hear myself shout “How did this **** even get published?!”.
Here are a 3 of my pet peeves when it comes to books:
Dear lord, how often do we need to hear about your drunken weekends, her perky breasts and how much happier he would be with you rather than his wife.
WE GET IT, OK?!?!
- Naive characters
It’s more often that the female is portrayed as naive, but it can be the male too.
There was this one book which described a recently single man seeing a woman with bruises on the train. He immediately falls in love with her and starts up a conversation. A week later, they go on a “date” and she asks him to kill her husband. He thinks to himself “this is not ideal, but if that gets me the girl, I’ll do it.”
I mean, come on. I know it’s fiction, but there should be some sense of reality in it.
- Overusing of phrases
When did “She lets out a breath she didn’t realize she was holding” become writer’s favorite sentence?
But to end the post on a more positive note, I will reveal my favorite author.
I have read all her 4 books and wow…. that woman knows how to write!
Do you have a favorite author?
What are some of your pet peeves when it comes to books?