Top Ten Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
So last week we had ten reasons I'd instantly want to read a book, and now we have ten reasons why I wouldn't. As per usual, these are in no particular order.
I have watched 2 zombie movies start to finish, and never read a zombie book. The two movies were Zombieland and Pride, Prejudice and Zombies. Zombieland was amazing because of the characters (and the actors playing them) but the zombies creeped me the hell out. PPZ was pretty eh, though the outfits were pretty awesome. But that's pretty much the closest I'll get to zombies. I finally figured out my fear of zombies though last year - I believe it's from watching From Dusk Till Dawn as a kid, namely that scene where the vampires transform into hideous things that look very zombie-esqu.
2. Bodice Rippers
Unless it's a really fun bodice-ripper parody, I'm not interested.
3. Being likened to Twilight. Being Twilight. Being related to Twilight in some fashion.
All of the above. This includes 50 Shades, which also brings me to number 4...
4. Incorrect/Poor/Rude/Etc portrayal of something/one
I'm not a part of the BDSM community, I'm not an expert on it, but I know that 50 shades has far more than 50 things wrong with it and the way it portrays BDSM. For any books that deal with a sensitive or non "mainstream" subject I'll always read a few reviews to be sure it handles those things with care and respect. If more than 2 reviews have an issue with the way the subject is portrayed, I'm likely not going to read it.
nopenopenopenopenope. Sorry Stephen King, I will not be becoming a fan.
6. Self Help
7. Angels, strong Christian/Catholic theme
I like certain books that have a strong focus on religion, but strong christian/catholic themes bug me. I'm also not a huge fan of angels - this is actually the case in cross stitching as well. Angels kind of make me go
8. Blurbs with Spoilers
Honestly, if I wanted spoilers, I'd go read some reviews. A blurb is just meant to give me an overview, entice me - not give me the crucial plot point in one sentence.
9. Ugly Covers
This probably makes me seem so shallow, but it's true. If the cover is really ugly, I'm less likely to pick it up to read the blurb.
10. Subjects that hit too close to home
There's certain subjects or plot lines, which I wont go into, that sit too close to home with me and make me incredibly uncomfortable to read.
So that's my top ten! What are yours? Do we have any in common? Let me know in the comments below :]