For the longest time, I avoided romance novels. Why? Because I didn't see the appeal. For the past year, I've been reading more and more romance novels as a bit of research for a story I'm writing. I started to like them more and more. Since then, I've been reading everything under the sun that catches my attention but there are certain elements in novels that I avoid.
- Love Triangles - I hate them. Every story it's the same. Now, there are some that I can tolerate. The ones that are subtle and don't interfere with the main part of the plot are the ones I can stand. I find that love triangles tend to create more drama and pull away from the story line...no thank you.
- Vampires - Twilight ruined vampires for me. After Twilight, everyone was writing a vampire or werewolf romance novel and it drove me nuts.
- Drama Llamas - Now, drama in a book is fine, but when an author goes over board, I'm done reading it. Drama shouldn't take over a novel; it should be woven in and presented at the right times. Too much drama is repetitive and boring.
As of right now, I'm reading Boycotts and Barflies, again. I, actually, plan on writing a review for it on my other blog. This is a book I read when it was a fanfic. The book itself is like a massive ball of foreplay but it's funny and I think that has to deal with a certain character gaining a little more confidence in herself rather than it is about the little bet they have going on.
I could go on and on about books and writing styles but I'll stop myself here. You should check out what other people have to say about their reading material on Create With Joy's Friendship Friday or click on the button below. I'm sure you'll find something of interest on there.