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.
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.
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.