#FaeFriday is a Friday book tag created by CaffeinatedFae, who is also the creator of the tag image.
This week on #FaeFriday, we are discussing pests. So this week’s prompt is:
What is something that annoys you when you’re reading?
I am going to assume this is referring to something in a book that annoys me. I have a couple things that bother me but the main one that comes to mind is pregnancy/kids. A common thing in romance novels is to have an epilogue featuring the heroine either becoming pregnant or having kids.
I am ok with this when the couple have talked about children throughout the story, but when there is no discussion of children during the story but the epilogue features it I get annoyed. Not everyone wants kids and I don’t understand why some authors feel that they have to have the characters have kids for a successful HEA. This is especially annoying if the epilogue was tacked on just for this sole purpose, which always ruins the book for me. As someone who doesn’t want kids, this is an instant irritant and can sometimes affect my rating of a book.
Is anyone else bothered by this?