Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Just Wondering Wednesdays *2*

       The reason I decided to create this meme is because sometimes I am wondering bookish related things, such as likes, dislikes, pet peeves, things I love about books and I wanted to discuss it and see what other people's thoughts are on the subject. I figured I am not the only one wondering random things so maybe you guys might want to be apart of it. 
          So to participate every week is pretty simple. Every Wednesday I will ask a question about something I am wondering about and all you have to do is answer and use the Mr. Linky I provide. Now if lets say your not really interested in my questions or are maybe wondering some other bookish things that you want to discuss, then your post can be about what your wondering about this week. Simple?? I wanted to ask an easy question this week to get things started.

So I was just wondering what are the main things that make you love a book?
  • One of the things I look for in a book is a strong heroine. A girl that can fall madly in love with her swoon worthy man, but  not have her  brains turn into slush in the process. Girls that come to mind are Rose from Vampire Academy (Of course i had to use her as an example), she is badass, smart, strong,  and totally in love with Dimitri but doesn't loose herself in the process. Another girl that comes to mind is Katniss form the Hunger Games. She does what she needs to, thinks about boys, and is a survivor. My last pick is Laurel from Wings. She is completely not the badass chick, but yet she's smart, determined, and in love with Tam & David. 

  •  A major thing that makes me fall in love with a book is character development. I need my characters to grow within a series and not continue to make the same mistakes. The example I will use is all the characters in Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. This is the thing I love most about this author,every character in VA is not 1 dimensional. A good example is Mia. She's introduced as this high school enemy that her mission is to make Rose & Lissa look bad because of something that happened in the past.  Now the author could of kept her as the angry high school with that mission but Richelle Mead showed us that everyone has many sides and are not ruled by one emotion. I will also use Rose from VA. She goes through so much in this 6 book series, that she changes and grows up in many different way. I wouldn't ant anything else for Rose or I would have been cheated.

I would love to hear your thoughts on my question or if you guys have been wondering anything worth discussing?


  1. Hey I am in!! This is a fun post, and I will be looking forward to it. If you ever run out of ideas or need help brain storming for questions let me know. I love talking books.

  2. Hey I got your comment about the interview. Email me @ awesomesaucebooks(at)gmail(dot)com and I will email you some questions. ALmost my bed time now but I will get them to you tomorrow.

    I would LOVE to interview you. Its fun!!

  3. Great question Melissa! I gotta agree with you about everything you said. But also, I need an original storyline- and by this I mean that I don't care if it is about vampires, werewolves, or any of those overplayed beings, I just don't want to constantly be reading the same werewolf/ vampire storyline time and time again, the more unique= the better.

    Also, love triangles. Get rid of 'em! There are only a few love triangles that I have read that have been successful, the majority make me want to pull my hair out. Piece. By. Piece. (ie. Laurel, David and Tamani. Hello Laurel! Tamani is perfect and I don't know a faerie! How are you supposed to have a life with David when he is a human and has a measly life span when compared to you? Plus, Tamani is such a romantic! You need to be with him ASAP).

  4. A book for me is all about the characters. If the characters aren't great and I don't care for them, why should I care what happens to them and want to read about them?

    I have an award for you!

  5. Hi Melissa!

    You just won an award! You can find it here:

  6. I forgot to mention it's a double award! :)


  7. Ahhhh! Great post! I want to learn something new through my favorite characters. And a bad ass chick is ALWAYS a must. Doubly so if she can fall in love without loosing her head (great point) :D