Bookish Banter (15) - Love Traingles

Monday, May 5, 2014
Welcome, welcome to Bookish Banter! This is a weekly blog post where I talk about bookish topics with Elizabeth of Redhead Reader and Ellen of Pottermorebooks!

This week's discussion is...

Love triangles... Love em or hate em?

My answer...

After my long love affair of reading books and seeing the ever popular love triangle played over and over and over, honestly, I'm exhausted even thinking about a love triangle at the moment. At first, it was exciting, but also disappointing. I loved rooting for a certain guy, but when I sit here and think about it, how the hell does this even come about? I'm lucky if I have one guy vying for my affection. How did one girl get two AND can't decide between them? It's just not realistic. Also, looking back, I can think of a few trilogies where the guy I was rooting for the MC to pick, didn't get picked, and quite frankly, it just pissed me off completely. It pisses me off that that pissed me off too, because a book shouldn't solely be about which boy to pick, but a lot of the plot(s) of said books were. I'm so thankful that the love triangle monster seems to be on the downhill slide, because there for a while, it seemed like every single book had one. I don't want to have to choose what team I'm on for every single book I read, and then find out that one of my closest friends is on the opposite team, because it makes me look at that person differently (and want to smack them senseless!!!!) 

Long story short, I'm not too big of a fan of love triangles. 

In other news, I'm extremely excited to announce that the Dark Days Summer Tour for Harper Teen is coming to Oklahoma City THIS Wednesday!! YAY! Authors hardly ever make their way to the sweeping plains, so I'm incredibly happy that I have the chance to meet Danielle Paige, Kelley Armstrong, Kimberly Derting, and Keira Cass! Also, I just found out that I get to meet my first book blogging friend IRL at this signing too!! *waves at Rachel from The NerdHerd Reads*

Let me know if you plan on attending the tour in Oklahoma too so we can meet! Don't be shy. Tell me hi!! :)

I plan on doing an Event Recap for the blog, but since this is my first time doing anything of the sort, my question is 'Do you have any questions you want me to ask these authors?' Let me know, and I'll make a list of all the questions, and post their answers here! I also plan on snagging something special to giveaway too, and there will be an extra entry in the rafflecopter for those of you who ask a question before Wednesday evening, so BE SURE TO ASK A QUESTION!!! :) 

What about YOU?
How do you feel about love triangles?
Love em or Hate em?

As always, thanks for visiting Pivot Book Reviews! 

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  1. Wooohoooo for authors touring near you!! I hope you'll have a proper blast, Becca!
    As for love triangles... I've never really been a fan, and very few love triangles in books work for me, for the most part they irritate me and even manage to put me off books!

    1. It was a blast, Pili!! So much fun! Agree so much with you on the Love Triangles though. They just don't work for me! It's so frustrating.

  2. Ah. Hate. Hate it with a passion. It needs to stop.

  3. I hear ya on the love triangles. I'm not completely tired of all of them yet; it depends on the characters and their situations. And YAY for meeting Rachel (and of course the authors)! She's so great! I expect pictures, okay? :D

    1. I agree with ya. I mean, in some books, it totally works. I'm just sick of them being done just to be done, ya know? I hope you saw all my pics. Even though most of them didn't turn out too great! :(

  4. I don't mind love triangles if they somehow end up less contrived, more surprising, etc. But so many times it seems like the primary plot device and it comes off forced, old, and tired.

  5. While sometimes love triangles can be interesting I usually hate them, they end up taking over stories till the only question in the books are; "who will she choose?" and there's just so much more to a story than that.
    Great post! :)

    1. I agree so so much. I want to read about the story, not the constant inner turmoil of which boy she should choose!!!


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