'Mel on reading' is a little feature I created as part of my Fairytale news. It's my way to show my thoughts on topics that go from pet peeves in reading to my favorite things in books.
I’m back with some more things that makes our life as readers a little more difficult. This is a OUAT edition.
You can’t read fast enough.
Book after book after book are published. Every year is filled with these amazing lists of books you want to read. Whether they are stand-alones, sequels or the start of a new series: you want them all. The only problem is, what about all the older books? The ones from last year or even 3 years ago? What about the books you’ve bought and piled up in your room? The problem with us is that we always want more. We’re actually just greedy people who buy more than they can chew (not that there is something wrong with that of course. It’s also a fact that you never have enough books.) If there was only a way to read faster, to get more hours in a day or to stop time while reading.
It’s no secret that love-triangle aren’t popular in books. One of the things I hate about them is that I always seem to pick the underdog. If you take the most basic love-triangle, we talk about: girl meets boy X and Y. X is a douche bag who is incredibly hot, but treats her like crap. Boy Y is a sweetheart and he treats her the best way possible. Guess who she ends up with? I hate when that happens!
Misleading blurbs.Perhaps even worse than the misleading covers. If I buy a book based on the cover and I hate it, I know it’s because I’ve been shallow. But when I buy a book because of this amazing sounding blurb and I end up reading something entirely else.. I feel misled.
This happens a lot with dystopian books. There is a promise of a ruined world, so I expect a lot of despair and world-building. Instead, I get angst, romance and an unbelievable storyline. If I want romance, I BUY A ROMANCE BOOK.
I want a blurb that matches with the story, how difficult can it be?
What about you?