Wow, bet you never thought you’d see a post like this from ME of all people, huh? Well, have to say this much… lately I’ve run into some less-than-stellar writing and it really annoys me. Now, I’m not talking about just not enjoying a book because I’d never do that. Just because I hated it doesn’t mean you might not love it, right? To each their own and have fun with it. My opinions are just that – my opinions.
What I’m talking about is just amateurish writing. And while I will never, ever name names, it bugs me sometimes. I mean, there are a hoard of really good authors out there that can’t get published and, here I sit, reading a book that sounds like a twelve-year-old wrote it. And even then, that’s not even fair. I mean, weren’t Christopher Paolini and Amelia Atwater-Rhodes both teens when they were first published?
I guess what’s irritating me is that this book has a great premise and really interesting characters… it just falls flat in the execution. Is it wrong of me to feel slighted?
On a happier note, my other woe at the moment is… what to read next? I’ve a collection of books at home to delve into as well as more than a few here at work. Just a peak into a little of what may be coming your way soon…
Lucinda, Darkly ~ Sunny
Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side ~ Beth Fantaskey
An Evil Guest ~ Gene Wolfe
Princess, Princess Volume 2
Pagan’s Crusade ~ Catherine Jinks
Anyone read any of these? Got any good recs? Let me know!