The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme with a prompt featuring a book related question. The hop begins on a Friday and ends on a Thursday and should hopefully give people the opportunity to learn something new about the blogger.
The Book Blogger Hop can be found on Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and obviously my answers can be found here!
Well thanks. Now this is in my head…
And now it’s in yours. You’re welcome.
The main thing that drives me bonkers is when I nip to the loo for fifteen seconds and return to find that my cat has made a home for her bum on my pages. Why do you do it Willow?!
Here’s a picture of her – not on any of my books but on my bullet journal that I was actively using at the time.
But I don’t think this is really want the person asking the question meant…
I think what drives me crazy is when there is a use of tropes that I despise. I did a post last year on tropes I hate which can be found here. I really, really, really, can’t stand the top one which is…
I’ve gone into it on my previous blog post as to why I can’t stand it but ultimately it’s because I believe it to be deeply rooted in misogyny. It pains me that this appears in so many books, especially so many YA books where the authors should really know better.
If I come across anything like this I do have a moment where I want to throw the book across the room. I don’t because I’m a grown ass woman and have respect for my own things but I will roll my eyes and flounce dramatically out of the room.
Only to return and… get your botty off my book, Willow!
Would I ever tell the author though? Probably not.
If it was a case of asking an open minded and welcoming author why they wrote ‘you’re not like other girls’ and we were in an environment where there was rational discussion on the impact of what those statements may do to younger readers then – maybe.
But I wouldn’t come at an author on their social media platform – not unless they specifically requested feedback on something and were open to it.
Why wouldn’t I say anything via social media you ask? I’m actually a little fearful of some writers and their fans (stans?) but that’s another conversation for another day.
Aimee @ Aimee, Always has reviewed The Gilded Wolves as part of its blog tour and has enjoyed it so much that she’s doing a giveaway!
Hamad @ The Book Prescription has asked ten of his favourite bloggers to recommend him a book based on their knowledge of his preferences. Such a good idea! I wonder how well those recommendations will go!
Bree @ Jasper + Spice discusses a topic close to my heart which is mental health days and also late night creativity.
Aurora @ Aurora Librialis opens up on the top 5 reasons as to why she thinks she’s a bad book blogger (she’s not, FYI).
What drives you bonkers? Is it the fact that I linked you to Dizzee Rascal, you pressed play and are now afraid that this song will never ever leave your head?
If it isn’t that what’s the thing that drives you crazy about books you’ve read? Would you (unlike wuss me) tell the author? Have you told an author? How did they respond?
Until next week!