However, as a reader, I know that I want to be moved in some way when I sit down to enjoy a book. If a story can make me laugh out loud, then it's a keeper. If a story can make me cry....oh man, I might read it the very next day, just because I loved it so much. However, if a story makes me angry, then I'll be the first one to throw it in the trash, across the room, delete it from my computer, etc. Whatever it takes to remove it from my presence. I've read quite a few books in my life and there have been some that have made me so angry I've resorted to....well, let's just say they made me angry. So, while I don't know everything about books, writing, etc., there are a few things I do know:
- A storyline with a weak woman will never be on my keeper list.
- A storyline with a weak man will never be on my keeper list.
- Even if the man is strong, but he lets the woman walk all over him as if he's a doormat...no, I'm not feeling that.
- With interracial plots, if you have family members or friends who are still so ignorant, they hold on to stereotypes as if they're the gospel...you should keep that story to yourself.
- If the story isn't a paranormal story, keep it realistic. Reading to escape is all fine and good, but I hate to waste time or money on a story that is so far-fetched, every other thought I have is, "are you kidding me?"
- An Aalpa male is never "seen, but not heard"...and that's all I'm going to say about that.
Any other key points you consider when deciding if a book is a keeper?