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I'm a long time reader - since way back when I was seven. That makes it over three quarters of my life that I will be a reader for. But it is worth it. When I'm not reading or wasting my time online on here or Goodreads I'll be off playing video games, studying teaching and messing around with friends and pop culture. Or reading some more.

On what I enjoy most in a novel

So, in recent times there are several things I realised I like most in novels.

5. Unique ideas - something that's a little different from any other book

4. Worldbuilding - I like a setting in which the characters and plot feel grounded in a world of novel based logic and in which events make sense based on that world's rules

3. Tight plotting - I don't like very loose stories in which it feels the author did little planning at all.

2. Tone - I like the tone for a book to be consistent with it's storytelling aims

1. Nuanced characters - not characters which are in your face, developed characters

So what things do you particularly like in a novel?