Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme from Goodreads, created by Lainey from Gingerreadslainey and now moderated by Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes.
I had a really nice post scheduled for today, but I had to reschedule it when I saw this prompt. I laughed pretty hard. Grade A Grinch right here. I hate the holidays. I hate the stress of gift-giving, I hate that we spend a literal entire day baking every year, I hate that my mom has 17 boxes of decorations that ALL have to get put up EVERY YEAR, and most of all, I hate how materialistic it all is.
But I know no one wants to hear me be a Grinch about the holidays because I’m apparently a total killjoy, so y’all can hear me be a Grinch about book things instead!!! (It’s my gift to you. Enjoy)
5. Boring starts
My reading time is severely limited. I have two part-time jobs, art commissions to keep up with, and now a wedding to plan. I don’t have time to waste on boring books! I used to stick ’em out, but I don’t have the patience anymore. My new rule is, if it doesn’t grab me within 3 chapters, I’m done!
4. Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow moving
This goes hand in hand with the first one. I actually don’t mind slow-moving novels. It’s when graphic novels are slower paced that I start chomping at the bit. This is probably because I’m so used to reading superhero comics that, by nature, are fast-paced. Slow-moving graphic novels seems like an oxymoron to me!
3. Formulaic plots
I hate guessing how the plot is going to go, then being right. Some plots you see over and over and over again. Shake it up, people!!!
2. Poorly designed covers
Like… did you even try???
1. Mainstream fiction
You know what I mean. Those authors who put out 3 books every year and whose names take up half the cover. I read one Danielle Steele novel and that was more than enough for me. Call me a hipster, but I hate reading what everyone else reads!!!
So there you have it! A gloriously Grinchy post =P What are you a Grinch about?