As a bookblogger/bookreviewer and a retired public library fiction cataloguer, I have read countless ‘blurbs‘ on novels. Some I read avidly, while others I drop like ‘hot potatoes’!
Why would I dismiss a book so readily you ask? Well, the blurb probably contained one of the following words:
Perhaps I’m missing out on some great reads by letting these words preclude me from reading these novels. Perhaps not. All I know is that there are a LOT of wonderful books out there and a girl just has to be a bit choosy now and then.
I understand that the words that dissuade me are the very same words that entice a lot of readers. To each his/her own.
For every book there is a reader – For every reader there is a book.
What words put you off? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.