Tuesday, January 25

Talk to me Tuesday

Hosted by i swim for oceans.

This week's question: 
Do you have any specific literary pet-peeves in the genres you read and why?

My biggest pet peeve is the whole overly lustful thoughts that seem to dominate far too many books.  
I recently tried to read Personal Demons and it seemed that ever paragraph had to have something along the lines of: I wish I could be in his pants or What would it be like to be in his pants?  Yuck, as if our brains have no other purpose than to think in circles like that.  I think this sets a bad example for teens namely that love (or should I say lust) is only about sexual things.  What we should be trying to teach them is to seek out a love that is true and lasting no matter what trials life will drag up.  Now as an example of just about the opposite I would present The Iron Queen.  I was super impressed that I found myself deep in the third book and all they had done was kiss.  Even at that it was very low key as far as time spent on such details.   The emotions that were felt by the characters felt more natural.  Sure, they wanted to kiss and all that but it didn't own or drive them.