Berls’s 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge | Day Fourteen

July 23, 2013 Challenges & Readathons 0

Picking up where we left off, here’s day fourteen in the 15 Day Blogger challenge. It’s hosted by “Good Books, Good Wine,” if you’d like to check it out.

Day 14:  Tell us your deal breakers.
I’m pretty generous when it comes to books. I’m willing to give most books a chance. I do tend to pick them by my favorite genres, but once I start a book not much makes me call it quits.

But I do have a few things that really irk me:

Getting to the 15% point and not caring about a single character.
Character development is so important to a good book for me – so if I’ve gotten that far and haven’t gotten invested in a single character, then it’s time to call it quits.

Unbelievable characters.
This goes hand in hand with the previous deal breaker. Character too good to be true? A teenager that sounds like a 40 year old (or the reverse)? A historical figure that’s only historical attribute is it’s really annoying dialogue? Nope, that just doesn’t work for me.

A slow moving plot.
This is so obvious to me. I read books to be entertained and escape from real life for a bit. So if the plot is moving slower than my life, what’s the point?

Way too much description.
This one probably sounds weird, because good description is essential to a good book. But sometimes an author goes too far. As in, the description of clothing or surroundings is so overwhelming that a conversation is choppy or the plot doesn’t flow. The description can overwhelm so much that I’ve forgotten why I care.

What are your deal breakers?
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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

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