Friday, March 11, 2016

Feature & Follow Friday: Bookish Pet Peeves

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What are some of your biggest pet peeves with books? I.e. love triangles, etc.  


Well, love triangles are definitely up there. A lot of romantic tropes are, really, like insta-love and such. The way romance is just such a plot device sometimes is definitely my biggest pet peeve, especially in YA. I love romance, I am fine with reading romance, but it needs to be done right. Namely, have actual development and meaning for the story. Too often, especially in genres that aren't just romance, like fantasy, dystopian, etc., a romance subplot feels like it's thrown in simply so there's swoony, broody, good-looking guys and pining, can't go on without said guys, only have agency if said guys like me, girls. Ick. It can really ruin a story for me. That kind of romance leads to another pet peeve - no common sense! When it's the romance that overwhelms a characters good sense, that really drives me mad, but lately I find just in general some characters are written to overlook common sense so that obstacles can be created in the plot, and that shoves me out of the story too. There is nothing wrong with smart, thoughtful characters. Thinking and learning is awesome!


What are your bookish pet peeves? Thanks for following me. Leave a link to your FF and I'll be sure to follow back.

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8 comments:

  1. No commen sense annoys me too. I don't mind all love triangles, but they need to be well done for me not to hate them.

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    1. Love triangles are tricky for me. I find I get frustrated if a character can't choose between two love interests. I just don't believe they can truly love both, I guess? If it's more a case of two love interests liking one character, but that character only returns the feeling of one interest, that I can usually handle. If that even makes sense, haha! Love triangles, too confusing! ;-) I can still enjoy stories with love triangles, but like you said, it really needs to be done well. :-) Thanks for following, Majanka.

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  2. I don't mind most love triangles, but I do hate the romance that is just thrown in for some cheap swoons. Good one. Here's My F&F.

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    1. I want to be invested, and cheap swoons just don't get me there. I think some books could be really great if they just didn't worry about having to have a romance. Thanks for stopping by, Annette. :-)

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    1. Yay! I knew I wasn't alone, haha! ;-)

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  4. I totally agree with this. I avoid a lot of YA books with romance because the romance usually ends up annoying me.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I find this is just too true, unfortunately. I really love YA but I do wish the silly romance tropes would quit already. Thanks for stopping by, AJ.

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