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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday-Ten Things that Tell Me not to Pick Up a Book

The Broke and the Bookish host Top Ten Tuesday every week. It's a meme where bloggers around the world make a list of their Top Ten Items related to a certain theme. This week the theme is "Top Ten Things that Instantly Make Me want to NOT read a Book"

So in no particular order here is my list this week:

1. Zombies
I've never been much of a violence fan, so books involving zombies are very uninteresting to me.

I neither enjoy horror books or movies, and find that the writing can be over-dramatized in these novels.

Similar to zombies, I never had an interest for them. Not growing up, and certainly not now. I actually don't think I've ever read and enjoyed a book with pirates in them!

4.Bad Grammar
I often put down books that compromise grammar for characterization. Sometimes it's alright, but when coupled with bad grammar in the narration, I just cannot deal with it!

5. Government-controlled dystopia/utopia
I've read way too many of these books. I find that while they are interesting during the reading period, you later realize that they are all very similar.

6. Book Jackets/Sleeves
I love beautiful covers, but book jackets are extremely hard to maintain and just get in the way of reading! I prefer books where the cover is printed on rather than printed on a jacket and then slid over the book.

7. Low ratings on Goodreads
No matter how great the summary, low ratings will always turn me away from a book, unless it is a recommendation by a trusted reader.

8. Biographies
While I can read some autobiographies and memoirs, I find that biographies have a very dull tone and I've never completely got through them. I only pick up autobiographies by people whose stories I am extremely determined to find out.

9. More than 7 books in the Series
I will never knowingly pick up a book in a series with more than seven books. It gets very tedious and monotonous to read, All of this of course, is countered by recommendations!

10. Robot or Cyborg World
I love a lot of sci-fi books but I've never really tried a Robot or Cyborg book! I can't say I hate them without having tried them, but I guess I'm just waiting for the right book!


  1. Not a zombie fan either. Or horror. I might like an occasional scary read and I do like thrillers, but not the horror. Biographies I've read a few but yeah, generally not interested.

    1. We seem like extremely similar readers, Greg!

  2. I haven't enjoyed any biographies I've read so far. The writing was not interesting and I found myself put them down many times and finally quit. :(

    Anyway, awesome list. Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. I agree Geybie, the writing is usually slow and I'm usually not a big enough fan of the person to want to know all their life stories!

  3. Horror is a no go for me too. Just don't like being scared.

    1. I don't mind the feeling of being scared in general, I just don't understand why someone would intentionally scare themselves.

  4. Bad grammar, horror and zombies could have made my list too! Although, while I haven't read the book, I will admit I adore the movie, Warm Bodies and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (I've read the book and seen the film). Also low GR ratings are something that will caution me too. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland this week. I appreciate it. :)


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