Tell Me Something Tuesday #9
|February 21, 2012||Posted by Cambria under Tell me something Tuesday|
Welcome to my weekly meme Tell Me Something Tuesday where I ask you something and you tell me the answer!! It’s as simple as that and I thought it would be a great way for all of us bloggers to get to know one another! So this is how it works: I post a question here on my blog and then i give my answer. I invite all the bloggers to take the question and post it on their blog with their answer and we can hop around and see what everyone says! If you are a blogger don’t forget to leave your link at the bottom of this post! If you aren’t a blogger – that’s okay too!! Leave your answer in the comments section!
Tell Me Something:
How do you feel about love triangles?
Ahhhh, the dreaded love triangle. I feel about love triangles the same way I feel about yellow diamonds. I used to love them and look in all the stores at them…. I saw so many I decided that I didn’t want one anymore. Every once in a while one will still catch my eye and I will check it out, maybe even try it on but for the most part I’m over the yellow diamond.
There have been quite a few love triangles that I have enjoyed reading but lately I am finding that when I know a book contains one I am more hesitant to read it. (example – catching fire… i just know its coming…lol) Why? Because they are exhausting. I always feel like I have run a marathon after reading one. Almost always I get attached to both guys (or the wrong guy) and one of them – and sometimes in the process of the girl choosing – gets hurt. I dread it the whole time I am reading and falling in love with the guys. I almost feel like why do I want to read this, get attached to him and then watch him get hurt?? I mean, in the end the girl has to choose. Unless she’s skanky – in which case I wouldn’t want to read that either…. well, maybe I would, LOL.
The only way a love traingle works out is if the other guy (the dreaded third wheel) gets a new girl and no one gets hurt.
I understand why an author uses a love triangle in writing though because it usually suckers us all in and we choose a guy then we bite our nails and turn the page unil we know which guy is chosen…. so I guess in some ways it works.
I have read some love triangles that I have enjoyed. Example: Unearthly and Hallowed by Cynthia Hand. Still, those books still had me wincing over who was going to get hurt. I also enjoyed the Twilight love triangle but the way it resolved made it easier, don’t you think? I am anxious to see how the triangle in the Hunger Games Trilogy plays out (I’ve only read the first book so far) but I have heard some grumbling that it isn’t good. *sigh*. The love triangle in the Nightshade series was difficult to read even if I did understand the outcome.
And here’s a question for all the bloggers out there…. how come the love triangle is always two guys and a girl? Why can’t there be two girls and a guy? Now that might be interesting. I am sure there are books with that kind of triangle but I can’t think of any off the top of my head. Do you think that kind of triangle would be more fun to read because its a little bit fresher?
So that is my answer this week!
Next week’s TMST question is:
If you could go into any book and visit the setting and characters which book would it be and why?
Hope to see you all next week! Happy Tuesday!!