On reading trilogies. I have a confession to make: lately, when I'm reading a review and I find out that a particular book is part of a trilogy, I tend to dismiss it right then and there. Especially if the third book hasn't been written yet. Who wants to make that kind of commitment? And even though there are probably a lot of trilogies out there worth reading, the second book always seems to be the weak link; and I've waded through too many bad ones recently to want to read any more. So, for right now, I'm taking a break from any and all trilogies. (At least until a really good one comes along.)
On changing libraries. Despite its flaws and imperfections, I love my library. So, when I found out it was closing for two months for renovations, I was not happy. For one thing, the next closest library isn't in walking distance; plus, it's a lot smaller than my library, and it has a much more limited selection of books. But I think what bothers me the most is that I don't like change. Even a small change like having to switch libraries for two months. It's probably something I should work on--after all, the one constant in life is change. So, here's to embracing this new change in my life. (Wish me luck!)
On things I could happily do without (in books). Weird fonts. Present tense. Stupid characters. "Instalove". Love Triangles (especially in YA novels). Alternating narratives. And excessive jumping from the past to the present and back again. (Pick a time period, people!) What about you? What are you sick of seeing in the books you read?