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Q: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don’t like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it!Ultimately, my MAIN pet peeve is whiny insecure female protagonists. I don't mind insecurity in my heroines...but it should be realistic and not based solely on looks or the approval of a man (argh!!! the whole "I'm not pretty" insecurity is soooo annoying). Authors are walking a fine line when trying to deal with these issues...I have no advice other than, make the heroine multi-dimensional (don't make her all-consumed by her insecurities). This never seems to happen with male protagonists...a reflection on society? Mayhaps.
Anyways, that is my main stress-inducer whilst reading...however, a close second would definitely be unnecessary love triangles. If it seems forced, I HATE it! I mean, c'mon now! The love triangle thang can only be played out for so long without getting tired. And unless it is genuine, it's just insulting to read. Those are my main gripes...what about you folks?