The Top 5 Words that Guarantee a Buy
- Zombie(s). The way to my heart is through chocolate and zombies. What can I say? I’m a simple girl!
- Hard Sci-Fi. From one end of the believable spectrum to the other. There’s just something about the words Hard Sci-Fi that make me… well, if I had male anatomy, I’d totally take this somewhere inappropriate. But, seriously, I can totally zone out to some sci-fi rooted in, you know, actual science!
- Possessed. I’m not sure what it is about it, but a good book about possession creeps me completely out, has me huddled on my couch at 3 a.m. and sends me strrrrraight into my happy zone of bookworminess.
- Post-Apocalyptic. Well, what can I say about this? When its the end of the world as they know it, I feeeeel fiiiiiiiiiiiine.
- Disability/Actual Name of Disability. Okay, I know after those other 4, this is the odd man out, but I love reading realistic depictions of disability in literature. Why? So I can tell everyone else about them. Why? Because people with disabilities need more characters they can identify with!
The Top 5 Words that Guarantee I WON’T Buy
I thought this would be a fun little piece to add, after reading a couple of these today, and realizing how different mine tend to be.
- Tear Jerker – Nope. No, thank you. No way. If something says its going to bring me to tears, I run in the other direction. I read to escape the bad crap, not to embrace it.
- Historical – Funnily enough, when I was like 9-10 years old, I LOVED historical-based stuff. Now I just associate it with boring romances and won’t touch it.
- True Story – The only time I’ll give in to this buzzword is if its a movie and I see the words “based on a true story.” Even then, it’d better be horror to have a strong chance of me watching it.
- Contemporary – Occasionally, maybe, rarely if I’m suckered into it, I’ll end up reading one of these, but I definitely won’t buy my own. Nope. Scifi and Scary’s my nom de plume for a reason!
- Epic – You know what I associate with the word epic? Books where authors use 500 words to do what 50 could. In other words, epic pretty much equals instant boredom in my head.