Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
I know I’ve said this before, but I am so tired of the same basic start for young adult books. A lot of the books I’ve picked up lately have one or more of the following:
- unrequited crush
- dead relative
- high school clique of mean and popular students
- some big “Wow” factor at the very start of the book
- some “oh, bother – why me” kind of attitude in the main character
Granted, I’m guilty of some of these in my writing too, but I really don’t want to have something that is a copy of a copy of a copy (to quote Trent Reznor.) I don’t even care if there’s a ton of action in it with no room for reflection. (Some books I’ve read can’t handle subtlety or being in the moments, it’s all go-go-go and it gets kind of exhausting.)
Happy Reading and Happy Monday!