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I had to think long and hard about this week’s Top 5.
1. Bad covers
I hate buying books with bad covers, so I tend not to. That would be the perfect excuse to buy the Kindle version. For instance, I want to read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, but I really dislike the cover. I may wait till it’s cheap on Kindle or when the publishing company decides it needs a new cover. Also, movie tie-in covers – blegh!
2. Instalove without a proper explanation
I have fallen for someone at first sight. Heck, I fell for my husband the first time I laid eyes on him, so Instalove exists, but… BUT! When it happens in books, I expect being told what exactly made that WHAM happen! Not just ‘She instantly knew he was the one’. What? Why? How? Tell me more! Authors, if you’re using instalove as a thing, you need to make me believe it! (Too many exclamation marks in that bit?!)
5. Stickers on books
Why do shops stick big (or even small) stickers on books that are a pain in the you-know-what to get off. A tiny price sticker is fine, but I don’t need any other stickers to ruin the look of my book, thank you very much!
4. When the blurp gives too much away.
Have you ever read the back of a book and though, “Yeah, that sounds good.” Then you decide to buy/read the book and that is pretty much all there is too the story? Yeah, I hate that. Why, publishers? Why!
5. Pale dark-haired love interests, who is of course stupendously good looking.
It gets so boring! I mean, really? Another gorgeous girl with pale skin and dark hair she hides behind? Or another dark haired boy with perfect cheekbones and a widow’s peak (what’s going on with that anyway? Is that really attractive?) ? No, just no! I am so done with that girl… or that guy…
Now I have finally done mine, I will go and check out other bloggers’ Top 5 Tuesday posts! Have a lovely evening, people xx