Q: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don’t like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it!
Ironically--I put my literary pet peeves on my about me page because I think it is important to be open and honest about them. So here they are again--I am looking forward to see what some of my blogging buddies put down.
I do not like when borderline abusive or controlling or unhealthy relationships are portrayed as good or valuable. Or when one character has to change everything about him/herself to appease or keep the other person. I do not want to see these types of relationships presented as something to aspire to.
However, I do not want to insinuate that I mind vampires and mythical beings (I love them!). I appreciate open and honest dialogue about sex and relationships in the stories (regardless of whether it is internal dialogue or not). I like to see the characters grow, test the boundaries, and explore, but I want to see them learn to value themselves.
•SERIES, SERIES EVERYWHERE
It seems that almost every new book I pick up or learn about is a part of a series, but it is not the overwhelming number of series that peeves me. I love series. I love the complexity that an author can explore when he/she has the freedom of many books. BUT if it feels like the story could have been told in fewer pages or fewer books, then it seems like such a waste.
Also, the book I am reading in a series should be a complete story. Yes, I understand that there will be a cliffhanger; something to compel me to read the next book in the series. BUT the book I am reading right now should be a complete story. It should be more then a feeder into the next book in the series.