Musing Monday: November 30, 2015

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Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What makes a book really enjoyable for you? And, conversely, what would turn you off about a book?


I bought the following books in the past week… Well I didn’t actually get them this past week, but they came so close to moving week that I didn’t get to talk about it when I did get them. Them being Rae Carson’s Girl of Fire and Thorns series, including the novellas. I’ve read the trilogy, but not the novellas yet.

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What makes a book really enjoyable for you? And, conversely, what would turn you off about a book? Character development! Character development makes a book enjoyable. And well-written, diverse female characters. I don’t just mean culturally diverse (which is great), but also diverse in that they don’t all act and think the same. Turn offs? Weak ass female characters relegated to “love interest” status, love triangles when they aren’t necessary, ROMANCE THAT TAKES OVER THE ENTIRE SERIES WHEN IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT A DYSTOPIA OR WARRING KINGDOMS OR SOMETHING NOOOOT ROMANTIC, excessive internal monologue about a freaking boy (or girl, but let’s face it, usually a boy).

Wow I’ve just learned I kind of hate romance in novels… Which sucks because I mostly read YA and you can’t have YA without romance apparently.

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