LEAST! Favorite Buzzwords (
words used to describe a book that is a guarantee buy for you)
Honestly, there are not any specific words that make me want to read a certain book. Yes, I gravitate towards certain themes, but there are no particular words that make alarms go off in my head that tell me I must read a certain story. So, instead of doing Favorite Buzzwords, I thought I would go in a different direction and share with you my Least Favorite Buzzwords/Phrases. So I present to you: Buzzwords or Phrases, that make me cringe and want to run for the hills!
Disclaimer: This was all in good fun so hopefully no one takes this too seriously or gets offended.
When I think about Romance, I picture the old school, cheap Fabio type of books. Where a shirtless man graces the cover riding a horse. Books where the author uses words like “Member” when talking about male body parts…YUCK!
I know I am in the minority with this one, but science fiction is just NOT my thing. If you enjoy it, more power to you, but I just can’t get into it. I feel like it is just over the top. It is overly packed with science (I know, I know) and seems more focused on throwing scientific terms and research in your face instead of telling us a story. I personally like science, but I don’t really care to read about someone who is stuck on Mars… I’ll just wait for the movie to come out.
I can’t help but roll my eyes every time I see that phrase. I am a firm believer in using dramatics for comical purposes. Maybe I am just cold blooded but the use of this term is just ridiculous to me. The last time I read about someone who was “shaken to the core” I feel asleep. Meaning, I stopped reading, put the book down and literally feel asleep and now that book is collecting dust. I mean, is it really that serious? Are you really so distraught that “shaken to the core” is the only term that can be used to describe your emotional state? Get it together!
Is it just me, or is EVERYTHING a coming of age story these days? It is just SO cheesy and predictable at this point. In my experience, what are suppose to be “coming of age stories” actually involve a lot less growth than us readers are lead to believe based on the synopsis. The stories usually turn out to be way more dramatic than necessary and the protagonist almost always lacks common sense from beginning to end.
Embark On A Quest? Again, that phrase itself is a bit melodramatic. First off, who really talks like that? Usually when a book uses such a dramatic description word, it rarely lives up to the hype and by that I mean never. That and it sounds as if the pilgrims are going to hop on the Nina, Pinta or Santa Maria and head out for the new world.