Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top 10 Tuesdays: Top 10 words/topics that make me not want to pick up a book

This is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely The Broke and the Bookish.

This weeks topic is : Ten Words/Topics That Make Me NOT Pick Up A Book.

This is suprisingly very hard for me to write about.
But lets see I guess I can come up with a few.

1) Aliens.- They just don't do it for me in regards to supernatural beings.
2)When a book promises to be the NEXT blah and blah. All I can think of while reading it is that it is nothing like this aforementioned book or it is a complete copy of it. Let me decide what comparisons to make.

3) Graphic novels. I liked comincs growing up. And by comics I mean Betty & Veronica. I don't want to read them now. So if thats mentioned anywhere, then nope. Sorry

4) War stuff. I can't stand war movies. I don't care about reading about them. That's what history class was for.

Serisouly guys, thats all I can come up with...

I honestly feel like I will give any topic a try no matter on what the topic is.  Even while reading it and I'm cringing in disgust, I will still tough it out.  Sometimes I pick up a book that is so derranged just to see if I can cope. Book Confession #209432

Whats on your will not pick up list?


  1. This topic was so hard!! I just started making things up randomly! :) But I agree about the next book thing. YOU CANNOT compare a new virtually unknown book with an AMAZING book like Harry Potter....LIFE DOESN'T"T WORK THAT WAY!!! And you don't like aliens! Oh no! I love aliens, but I can see why people don't! Great list!!
    My TTT

    1. I think I just haven't found a good alien book to persuade me otherwise. Any recommendations?

  2. Ugh. The words the next so-and-so is so annoying. They are never as good as the Book they are being compared to. I do actually like the occasional graphic novel--but I'm a bit of a nerd. Great list! Thanks for stopping by mine!

    1. They are NEVER as good! Or some of them I would not pick up based on the fact that they are compared to some other book, so I may be missing a hidden gem!

  3. I agree with alien stories, not into that side of the supernatural. I have started to get hooked on the whole vampire cliche, I just finished the Sookie Stackhouse series (I actually like the show better then the earlier books, but the later books are really good).
    I found I actually really like war stories, when written as a biography about the people. I am reading a book right now about Bonobos but it discusses the history of the Congo as well and all the war, and its really interesting!
    I agree, no graphic novels... I may pick up a Betty & Veronica comic still though HAHA but that is for the sentimental value I think.
    I also tend to avoid romance, every now and then a smutty novel is ok if its the only thing to read, but over all I just don't get into the soap opera style romance stories.


    1. I guess the only war stories I like are if htey are African based. Weird hey? But American/Canadian stories...boring. Maybe I just haven't found a good one yet. Bonobos? what is this book?
      I love smutty romance. they are so stupid and I usually want to smack the girl upside the head, but they are easy and entertaining.

  4. I felt the same exact way about graphic novels for a really, really long time and then sucked it up and read one called Habibi. It was amazing! I still am not a huge fan, but a few a year seems to be the trend now. It's amazing how much story and talent goes into them, but I totally understand that they're not for everyone.

  5. This was a tough week... I couldnt think of anything... I do agree with the "next blah blah blah" great list

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives