15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, Day 14
Today I'm supposed to talk about deal-breakers. What will make me quit reading?
- Smooshy romance. I'm not averse to a little romance, but on the whole it's not my thing. The sloppier or more obsessive it gets, the less likely I am to read it.
- TMI. Too much explicit this or that--violence, gore, sex, language, whatever--is not what I'm looking for. Scientific gore is OK.
- Unrelenting tragedy (fictional). Life is quite hard enough, thank you, and I read novels to be cheered up, not to wind up depressed about the cruelty of the universe. Real tragedy has to be read so I can learn about things, but fake gratuitous tragedy, no.