So I was perusing YouTube as one does and came across this tag by Catalyst Reads where you basically talk about the things you hate and I thought “Hey. I hate a lot of things.” and then boom the decision to do this tag was made. As usual I wasn’t tagged but I am a rebel if nothing else, so of course I have to do it. Because I am a rebel. And I wanted to.
1). Which trope (or tropes) in books, annoy you the most?
I don’t know if you can call this a trope but when a character holds their breath that they didn’t know they were holding. Like I get it, your shocked or whatever but do you need an oxygen tank? Cause you got like half a page left before you have to make an important decision and I can’t have you losing brain cells and killing off my beloved because you decided to subconsciously torture yourself by not breathing.
Like as a people, can we collectively come together and have our characters breathe when they are supposed to? Like the only time you shouldn’t be breathing is if you are underwater, on life-support, or dead. And if then you can twitch a little.
2). Which writer or writers do you feel are overrated/overhyped?
Well let’s just jump right in and say Colleen Hoover. Like I get it she writes romance, and the dude is super hot. But her books are almost the same exact thing and always, always super problematic. I read Confess and when I read it I will admit I liked it, but I will also admit that I was a youngin’ and almost everything in that book flew over my head like Tucan Sam. When I got older and became more critical of my reading and more mature, I decided to pick it up and Ugly Love, and guys…I couldn’t. I legit Could. Not. The books weren’t executed properly, the guys were hella problematic and the main characters were just flat. Sorry if you love her but nope I would like a refund.
3). What are your least favorite books you’ve read, since joining BookTube/Blog?
Because I’m fresh out of the oven here in the blogging world I am going to reference a book I have read because of the bookish community. With that prefaced, my least favorite book I have read is probably To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han.
I just couldn’t get into it. The main character didn’t draw me in and the circumstances that creates the plot I just couldn’t find feasible. Like who puts their actual address on letters you will never send? Like I really wanted to slam my head against my desk when I was reading it. I just couldn’t get into it, no matter how hard I tried; and trust me I tried. Like seriously it took my 5ever and a day to finish it and I was struggling so hard.
4). A terrible ending, that ruined an otherwise quality book?
Allegiant by Veronica Roth. You know. That.
SHAKING MY GOD DAMN HEAD.
5). Which Fictional Character(s) do you wish were not killed off?
Okay please skip the following paragraph if you haven’t read: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas and Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Okay so the Suriel DID NOT NEED TO DIE! Like what did that accomplish in the scheme of things? Did you really just want to cut my heart out? Cause that is all that death served in the story line. Literally no point whatsoever. C’mon Sarah, if you are reading this, please answer me why my favorite spiller of tea head to croak? ALSO, coming back to Allegiant, she didn’t need to die. Like no. Just…no.
6). What are some of your bookish pet peeves?
My bookish pet peeve is when publishers and/or authors change the cover in a series in the middle of the said series, and the covers Do. Not. Match. For example:
Like was it necessary? You couldn’t finish the series first?
7). What are some books you feel should have more recognition?
Golden by Jessie Kirby!
The novel follows the story of Parker Frost who is her local town’s Valedictorian and goodie-two shoes. When Parker finds the Journal of Julianna, a girl who was previously declared deceased along with her boyfriend in a tragic accident; Parker finds herself questioning the life she has lived and the future she wants for herself as well as questioning what really happened the night of the accident.
People stay asleep on this novel, and it is so beautiful! The characters are wonderful, the plot is intriguing and the way that the author ties in poetry into the story line is just magnificent.
8). What are your thoughts on censorship, and banning books?
If the person is of age to read whatever book is being censored and/or banned, I think the person should be allowed to read it. If that person is highly likely to experience the topic that the book discusses, I feel like they should be able to read the book. If it contains mature content and it’s a kid, have them bring in a slip or something that says that their parents are okay with them reading that book. I don’t think that people who don’t know you/ me can tell me or you what we can and cannot read. Like people, you don’t know me from Adam, so you can’t possibly know what I can or can’t handle. So go back to your desk and eat a donut Karen.
9). Who do you tag?