I've established that I read A LOT. I'm super sad that I can't do the Bout of Books read-a-thon this week because of moving. Sigh.
So, I'm blogging to talk about books instead. I know, I don't do that enough right?
This week's topic is Top 5 Tropes You Hate. Awesome. I get to talk about things that annoy me!
#1: Tragic Illness
This is a huge reason I didn't read "The Fault In Our Stars" or whatever. I grew up reading Lurlene McDaniel books. She did the tragic "teen has an incurable disease and probably dies" a long long time ago. I got burned out on it in my early teens so now it just annoys me.
#2: Instant Love
No. No. No. You're attracted to him. You want to sleep with him. You are not in love with him a day after meeting. Sorry. You don't know anything about each other. What if he likes kicking puppies? What if he hates pizza? What if he's an alien? YOU DON'T KNOW.
#3: Rich Experienced Guy and Naive Young Girl
AKA 50 Shades of Grey Syndrome. The guy is a few years older, very experienced, and very very rich. The girl is girl next door pretty, hates herself, and has little to no experience with relationships. Stop it.
#4: Angels, Shifters, and Vampires
I swear it was just a common thing for a long time. Like, oh...you have angel blood in your veins so you have special powers or that guy that's in love with you is a fallen angel who gave up his wings to be with you. I read so many crappy angel books that I will immediately put one down if it even implies angelic powers.
I tacked on shifters and vampires because, seriously, there are other mythological creatures out there. Be more creative. Please! Mermaids are quickly rising to my "NOT AGAIN" list as well.
WHY IS THIS AN OKAY THING?!?
It's not okay. It's not cute. It's not romantic. Stop doing it.