As I was scrolling through the virtual shelves the other day in an effort to spend some of my b’day e$, a couple of things struck me about my book buying habits.
First, and this will be no surprise given my obsession with the bloody things, if there’s no book cover I ain’t buying it.
The second light bulb went off after I’d read a blurb and thought ‘nuh uh, gurlfriend’.
The problem… the character names.
Tell me; how the fuck can I engage with a book when I can’t even pronounce the damn name of one of the protags??
For example “do me harder, however-the-hell-you-say-it” doesn’t really allow me to connect with the fantasy, ya know.
Does this bother anyone else? Or are you all sane??