Tell Me Something Tuesday: July 21, 2020

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July 21: What ruins a good read for you?

This is such an open question and I’m not sure how to best answer it.

If I’m in the middle of a promising book and something happens – plot goes really off rails, characters start acting “out of character” or we see a side of the character that is truly unappealing, unreasonable twist or Deus ex Machina, gratuitous violence/torture (especially against women) – these are all things that can ruin a book, meaning, lowering the review grade. It may possibly cause a DNF if horrific enough.

If I’ve finished a book and I find out something – say for example, the author turns out to be a racist a-hole, or something like that… that will taint a book experience for me, even after the fact. But even then, I try to keep the reading experience separate from the author’s personal actions – it just means I won’t support them in the future.

What about you? Tell Me Something and leave a comment!