Apr 21, 2012

Top 5 Sundays

Top 5 Sundays is a weekly blog meme created by Larissa at Larissa's Bookish Life.

Every Sunday I will post a TOP 5 list on the blog. It can be about anything and every week I'll have a new theme {You can vote on next week’s theme on my left sidebar!} and I will ad the Mr.Linky bellow the post so you can do a list with the theme and add you link to it.
Rules:
1 - Write a post listing your TOP 5 choices within the theme I chose (or was chosen on a poll) for the week.
2 - Mention this Blog on the post and link back to it.
3 - Fell free to use the Feature's image (there is a smaller size version of it bellow)
4 - After you've finished your post, add you link (of the post, not your blog's main page) to the Mr.Linky at the end of that week's post.
5 – If you don’t have a blog to post, just leave your list in the comments =)


This week's topic is: Reasons I'll Quit an Author! 


*in no particular order


Unlikable Heroines

If I somehow can't like the heroine, I can't continue a series. Much less the book. If she's too whiny, or has some other unlikable trait, I will have to drop the series since the heroine is the main character and who we spend the most time with. And that applies to heroines who whine too much as well. *coughsBELLAcoughs*



Unengaging Plots

If the plot seems to bland for my liking as well, then I will drop a book. Sometimes I've read a book (not many!) where the plot just didn't go anywhere, or moves wayyyyy too slowly, I can't go on. The plot has to be engaging and entertaining for me as a reader. I'm spending the time reading a book, I want to be swept away!



Zoning Out...

This one's hard to describe for me, I guess it goes with the plot thing, but there have been times I've read a series and kept reading it just because I started it. But I find myself reading it to read it. I'm not enjoying it and I actually space out while reading and start thinking of other things. I guess that can go with the author's style and how it just turned out not to be my thing but works for others of course!



Too Much of a Good Thing

When the author does a little too much world-building, I find it hard to concentrate. So much time is put into the details and explaining of things, I feel like I have no idea what's going on.



Wayyyy Out There

When things just seem to go too perfectly, like because the characters needed something to happen to help them move along the plot. Or when an obstacle suddenly drops in out of nowhere. Just the convenience of things that are really necessary that happen to fill up word count it seems.




3 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about the time they take building a a world, that may or may not be great. Sometimes it's just too much and can get boring.

    Here's mine, if your interested:
    http://www.bookmarkyourthoughts.com/2012/04/this-feature-was-thought-up-by-awesome.html

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  2. lol on Zoning out... I do the exact same thing! great picks!

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