15 Day Book Blogger Challenge – Day 14


My friend, Jackie, from Bookworm Cafe posted her responses to this challenge during July, so it put it on my own radar. I decided to take it up for the month of August. The challenge originated, it appears, with Good Books & Good Wine, so credit for the prompts goes to them! 

TODAY’S PROMPT: TELL US YOUR DEAL BREAKERS

I am making an assumption that this means in regards to what I won’t read about. I think the only deal breaker that I have at all is that I do not read erotica for any reason. I am not a highly sexual person and I find that I do not want to read it either. I am not a prude, so I don’t mind if a book has sex scenes, but you know darn well that erotica is all about those sex scenes. I am not all about that, so I avoid these types of books. They have a purpose, but not for me. I don’t think I have any other deal breakers. I tend to be open to reading any type of book because I have never got attached to one particular genre. Mystery is the closest to being my favorite genre and that was just within the last year. Due to not having a favorite genre, I like to read a variety. I don’t mind insta-love, things that usually have trigger warnings, really happy or overly dark books, or things that may annoy another reader. I don’t have time to be bothered… seriously? I just can’t be bothered by it all. I rather read it and determine how I feel about it at this point of my life. I review almost anything because I know that SOMEONE ELSE may like it, if I didn’t. So I have no hard and fast deal-breakers outside of that pesky erotica. I just can’t get myself to read that genre. Otherwise, I am wide open and ready to read whatever crosses my path. 

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR DEAL BREAKERS WITH BOOKS? Let me know in the comments!


5 Replies to “15 Day Book Blogger Challenge – Day 14”

  1. Lady Emily Rose

    Giving this some extra thought, I think I have two dealbreakers. Angsty teen drama is the first one. I’m too old for YA and such. The other is wrongful characterization of a well-established character. Identity matters to me. But as with anything, there are always exceptions. It just requires a brilliant writer to know how to work those exceptions.

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    • Cassie Post author

      I don’t tend to like YA, but if it is a television show I love angsty teen drama, but I want it to stay on my television screen. I say no in my reading. I never really thought about wrongful characterization, but with so many books doing retellings it is something that definitely should be on my radar at this point. I think it would only bother me depending on what the book is like and what the author is trying to do with it. Is it a faithful retelling? or is it just using ideas or thoughts from within and the characters are named differently? In the latter situation, I believe I would be a lot more forgiving than if someone uses a character that has been well-established in literature for acting in a particular way. Then again sometimes an author does something brilliant with that type of work, but I lean more towards what you are saying, but this is probably again because like you identity matters to me.

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  2. Carla Johnson-Hicks

    I agree with you. I don’t read erotica. Sweet sex scenes don’t bother me, but vivid sex scenes have never been my thing. I also am not a big horror reader. A lot of vividly described blood and guts do not amuse me. That is it for me.

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