*cough* Is it tuesday already?
I ran into a bit of a dilemma last week, I had books that I’d read and reviewed but couldn’t post because their publishing dates were not close enough. The ARCs that were close enough I wasn’t in the mood for. And then I moved. As in, moved houses. So, uh, I rest my case. *smiles shiftily*
Now, I’ve picked up Starlings by Jo Walton.
Only after reading some of her stories did I realize how lucky I was in being approved for an ARC!! She’s a multi-award winning author😱
Add some milk…[Discussion]
It disquiets the bookworm side of me that there are innumerous marvelous books out there that I can’t read because they’re written in another language.
I just had a thought, do you think the apocalyptic and dystopian trend is popular only in the English writing world? I know that Wu Xia(literally meaning ‘martial heroes’) novels are immensely popular in China. One cliché in East-Asian novels and TV is 壁咚(Bì Dōng, literally meaning the thump against a wall) where a guy traps a girl to a wall with his arm(s) and leaning towards her in close proximity.
And one funny take on the cliché:
I have it bad for the Dystopian, Sci-fi, Apocalyptic and YA genres. I used to enjoy love triangles but now it just seems so unfair on the guys involved. How can you be hung up on her when she’s into some other guy as well??
If I want to torture myself with clichés I abhorr then I can simply read Romance novels and Wattpad. (Romance fans please don’t take offense as it’s just my dislike. I’m not saying the books are badly written. Wattpad, on the other hand…😁)
I can’t think of any particular clichés that I flutter over but I do know that I’m SO INTO smart male characters who have a leader streak in them, bonus if they’re the quiet kind.
So, I’m curious, what genres are popular in your country? Any clichés that you love? And ones you hate?
A Dash of Sugar…[Extra]
Today, I want to share some wise quotes for our 2nd Tea Tuesday. The maiden post had so many people sharing their way of drinking tea; some without milk, some uber strong and even one without sugar! I give my utter thanks to everyone who participated, it was so interesting to know all your preferences!