Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Words/Topics That Will Make You Not Pick Up A Book

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. 

Today's Topic: Words/Topics That Will Make You Not Pick Up A Book

Alzhiemer's/Dementia/Permanent Memory Loss
My mom had dementia for the last 10 years of her life. I have difficulty enjoying books about any type of permanent memory loss.

I am becoming prudish in my old age. I don't mind a little sexy time but dozens of sex scenes isn't going to interest me. 

I read very few mysteries because they usually don't appeal to me.

Mystery's cousin Thriller doesn't usually interest me much either. 

Spies are usually in thrillers and I don't care much for spy novels.

Ripped from the Headlines
I'm not a fan of books that are supposed to be true to life. 

Especially ones penned by a celebrity or someone who'd been close to a celebrity. I spend too much time wondering how true it is.

I prefer happy books where people aren't tortured for information or fun.

Sometimes I don't want to think too deeply. Sometimes I want to get lost in a book.

I am a scaredy-cat and can't read anything that will give me nightmares. 

What about you? What words/topics make you not choose a book?


  1. I'm not a fan of erotica really, or scary reads. Too much of a wimp to be scared!

  2. I have been enjoying a few hot books lately but the sex isn't every page. I'm sorry to learn that about your mom. I wouldn't be able to read those type of stories either. I'm not a fan of scary but do enjoy the thriller style of read every now and again. I'm finding that I just want a story that I don't have to think too hard about and just get lost in the world the author created.

  3. Good list, I also dislike erotica and I'm young so I don't think it has anything to do with age and I don't think there's anything wrong with not wanting to hear all the gory details.

  4. We share a few, like erotica, scary and biographies. Others I'm ambivalent about, meaning that I will try them.

    Thanks for stopping by!


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