Top Ten Bookish Turnoffs

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the lovely readers over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic: Ten bookish turnoffs. Here are mine, in 60 seconds or less.

What turns you off as a reader? 

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18 thoughts on “Top Ten Bookish Turnoffs

    1. I’m enjoying it. I don’t have time to make the YouTube videos I used to make, but with my iPad and Instagram’s limit of 60 seconds, I get the same happy feeling as I do when I make longer videos. Happy reading!

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  1. Great list! I feel like ‘no if the book has more sequels than Harry Potter’ should be some kind of industry standard. I hate it when a series drags on when it obviously doesn’t have enough plot for the ridiculous number of sequels that the author has written.

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  2. I love that you did a video for this weeks TTT theme. Series with too many books is definitely a turn off for me, and pretty much everything you mentioned. I especially agree with what you said about one dimensional characters and diverse characters in name-only. Never good to see those in books! 🙂

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  3. Dude! I agree with so many of these!! The only one I don’t is the sexy times, but that’s totally a personal taste thing! But yes, diversity in name only is one that pisses me off the most. And one I totally forgot in my list. 😛

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  4. I don’t do sexy times either, sometimes I don’t think it’s necessary to the story and honestly, I’m really not interested in reading these scenes anyway. I think HP might be the longest series I’ve read and probably ever will. After a few books, I’m just ready for a new story. Diversity for the sake of brownie points just leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

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  5. Oh, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Definitely not one of my favorites. I also agree with the number of books. Harry Potter is special, so it’s allowed to have seven. Haha. But anything more than that is TOO many! (With the exception of children’s series because I can read those in a day.)

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    1. What’s funny about children’s series’ is the way they’re written. I remember loving The Boxcar Children and Encyclopedia Brown as a child. I went back and read them again as an adult and realized that they’re basically the same story repeated with a slightly different plot. Literacy development is fascinating.

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  6. Yep – long series are a bit of a turn off – although it just depends if you get into them from the start, I read all the Charmaine Harris Trueblood books – simply because I had no idea the series was going to be so long when I started – and of course once I had started I had to continue to find out what was going to happen. If I’d come to look at the books later, when they were all released, it would have been simply too daunting to even begin.
    Lynn 😀

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