It’s time for Let’s Talk Bookish, a weekly meme created and hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion where you chat about topics in the book world.
Is there a specific trope you can’t stand? A plot twist that will make you drop instantly?
Not really. The only time I DNF’d a book for something like this it was a romance novel (maybe YA? I don’t really remember) that spent PAGES making fun of a character for being a virgin and saying no to sex. Not just an asshole character, this was the omniscient narrator. It made me lose respect for the author to such a degree I just couldn’t keep going with the book.
How many pages do you usually give a book to capture your attention?
If I’m reading for pleasure I try to give a book 50 pages. But after a decade of reading slush pile manuscripts I can usually tell if I’ll be enjoying a book (or if I’m reading something that will end up getting a 4-5star review) after the first paragraph.
How many books do you give a series before deciding if it’s worth your time?
One. I’m old now and no idea is so original that I can’t find another series about homicide dectective-werewolf-wedding-cake-bakers that’s a better fit for me.
Do you count books as read on Goodreads if you DNF them?
Nope. Because I rarely DNF books I don’t like counting them in my read books. But I have no issue with readers who do. As far as I’m concerned anything that took up your time and ended up not being worth it is “finished” whether you got to the last page or not.