This week TheBrokeandtheBookish traumatizes us with Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book. Let the horrors begin…
- Author Rep: If the author is known for a bad personality, for trashing people, genders or anything like that I won’t buy a book from that author. I’m not typically in the know on this things but if I do I just can’t support them.
- Genre: I’ve got a few genres that would take a lot of push to try.
- Friends: If I have a friend who has read and hated the book and we have similar taste I’ll probably not pick up a book unless it really makes me curious.
- Reviews: Both on Goodreads and Amazon I’ll look to see what people say.
- How many books are out: I’m typically one to wait to read a book in a series until at least a few if not all the books are out so I don’t have to wait for them, especially with a first book because some authors are fast but others can take years to get books out. I’m not the most patient person.
- Best Sellers List. Yup, even though several of the books I have recently enjoyed have been really popular I usually avoid these titles like the giant ball of fire in the sky. Too many of these books are just hype with no backing; one person says “This is the greatest thing ever!” so people just repeat it, bad sheeple.
- Authors. I suck so bad, I judge! I JUDGE! But I’m really glad I didn’t recognize that the author for Succubus Blues was the same as Vampire Academy or I would have missed out on a good book. I still won’t promise not to judge, I’m looking at you Paula Hawkins (I keep gravitating towards Into the Water, but I’m still too traumatized by The Girl on the Train)
- Goodreads. I like to check out the rating and reviews of new books before I grab them and Goodreads actually turned me off of Gone Girl, A Man Called Ove, etc and Gone Girl was a great read. I’m not married to checking the site or anything but it still gives me a good indicator of how I will like something.
- Genre. ROMANCE! Not happening. If it is found in the Romance section it is not happening. It just won’t. I do like romance in stories but not Romance stories. And Erotica is always good for a laugh but I usually avoid it too =^_^=
- Price. Yup, Neko is broko. I want so many books but that price tag, especially for a hardback or those large paperbacks. Why is it $16 just because they printed larger margins? And over $30 for hardbacks? How about $20 for a new Ebook? If it comes down to paying the rent or getting a book, well… Prices are ridiculous! And are seriously hurting the brick and mortar stores, the industry over charges when I bet they could sell more if they were a bit cheaper.
So what is a deal breaker for you guys? Let us know in the comments!