And that isn’t true at all!
When I was in school, I was the kid who got her books taken away. The one that teachers would notice I was reading, and tell me not to bring books into the classroom anymore. While I had a difficult time learning to read, I more then made up for it and I read almost every night before going to bed.
In short, I love books. I love being teleported away, and getting lost in a good story. I collect both paperback and my kindle has over 200 books on it. I hope one day to own a house with it’s own private library. That would make me incredibly happy.
The thing is, I dislike cliches. And I hate seeing the same crap over and over and over in books.
Example, I read The Hunger Games when it first came out. I wasn’t one of those who read it before it got popular, I didn’t start hearing about it until the second book was about to be released, but I read it. And devoured the 2nd and the 3rd one in the series.
And I enjoyed it. I loved the dystopian setting, the brutal nature of the games and the love triangle. I honestly thought she would pick Gale (And still a bit miffed by that ending! But that’s another story).
But by now, that setting has been done to death. The world destroyed, a terrible government has taken over and a love triangle. Who know! Who will she choose????????????
The horse is long dead, please stop beating it. Try something new!
That’s mostly why I pick novels apart and am harsh. I don’t want to guess what’s going to happen in the first few chapters. I want surprise and twists and turns, not the same old, same old. If I ever became an agent for novels, I would be the one who makes people cry.
But I’m still hoping to find new and original work that I enjoy.
Thanks for reading!