Top Ten Tuesday #4
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- Vampires. Dracula is the only execption because he's a classic. And I love Bram Stoker's style.
- Teen drug/family abuse problems. Real life is depressing enough! Why would I want to read about that?
- Gay/lesbian couples. Unless it serves the plot's purpose to make a character gay or lesbian, and it isn't just the Author trying to preach his/her personal views, this just isn't something I care to read about.
- Hot guys. If this or a description akin to it appears in a synopsis, no thank you! Because "hot" and "guy" equals a truly horrendous read. "Attractive" may be used, or even "mysterious," but not "hot."
- Zombies. If there's zombies, I pass. Zombies just aren't my thing.
- Superheroes. I don't care if it's a middle grade comedy; I don't do superheroes. Even if a person insists that no, they aren't your traditional superheroes! They've been revamped and made awesome! Sorry; I will always picture grown men dressed in tights, capes, and red trunks.
- Fallen angels. It goes right up there with vampires. Let's face it: there isn't a fallen angel story out there that isn't a romance.
- New Adult. As both a genre and topic, I find the idea of new adult just downright disgusting. I have no interest in reading about intercourse.
- School life stories. Why would one wish to read about some poor fictional middle grader's (or high schooler's) time in school? Boring!
- Romance. If a book has romance in it, but that isn't the main focus, okay I'll give it a try. I've read a lot of historical fiction, mysteries, time travel, and the like that has romance in it, and I still liked the book because it wasn't the main focus. But if a book's only focus is romance, I give up.