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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Your PERSONAL reading preferences

We all have them, I know I sure do, so spill! Tell me what those one or two things are that bother you soooo much you won't pick up a book if you know it's in there.

Is it a short hero?
A fat heroine?
A bald hero?

How about things that don't even have to do with appearances. Like....

A woman that has an affair?
Or
A woman that makes a choice that you wouldn't. Like Abortion?

I bring this up because it seems I've gotten myself a reputation around here. lol. I don't like reading about fat girls. Sorry. It's not that I think they don't deserve loving, I just don't want a certain image in my mind.

When I read I picture everything. So when it comes time to read about the sex I picture it, call me pervy but I do. And I don't want to picture a fat woman having sex, it is not something that appeals to me.

Am I being judgmental here? No, I am a overweight woman. I don't want to picture someone that looks like me. And I sure don't hate myself. So there it is. Is that so bad?

I have other preferences too. Like I don't like short hero's. It doesn't matter if he is still taller than a heroine cause she's really short. I won't like the book, or it will at least be a really hard sell.

If a woman or man is cheating on a spouse I won't want to read it and if I do I'll have HUGE issues with it. Even if it is with their "true love".

And I know I'm walking a thin line here with stirring shit up but I don't agree with abortion so I really will NOT read a book if I know it is going to be in it.

Personal preferences. That's what they are.

I told you mine, so go ahead...yell at me, agree with me, tell my yours but please.....also tell us who you are when you post.

Have fun with it.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Chantal said...

Hmm, I could have written most of that post.

I don't like Heroines who are tall, fat or have short hair.

I don't like a Hero who is short, bald, or wearing glasses. He can have reading glasses, but I don't like him to wear a pair all the time.

Now, I'll read books with characters who have those characteristics, but they will annoy me the whole time I am reading.

I will not even pick up a book if I know the Heroine has an abortion. I don't care if she was 16 or 26 when she had it.

I will also skip over a book where the woman is the protector. I was given a book where the Heroine is a cop and she is protecting some business man from someone trying to kill him. That turns me off. I like the man to be the protector.

I wont read anything with a religious theme either.


Great topic!

February 2, 2007 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Dylan aka Rowena said...

My preferences, I don't really have one...I'll read damn near anything, as long as the storyline is good and I can relate or just flat out like the characters...I don't care what they look like, I usually change the details to suit me anyway...except, the music thing...for some reason, Mitch's music taste bothers me, but that's just a preference thing, not anything wrong with JM's writing cause I love it.

February 2, 2007 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Charm School Reject said...

What Chantal said. She's turning into Nicole....penetrating my brain and writing my awesome thoughts before I can get around to it!

February 2, 2007 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Charm School Reject said...

Except for the religious thing. Religious Romance books are really good. Steamy in their own way!

February 2, 2007 at 7:29 PM  

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