I don't know if I was always this much of a critical reader. I've been thinking about this lately. I find myself getting more annoyed with certain things in the books I read: plot devices I've seen before, stereotypical characters, cliches. I don't like stilted dialogue or run on sentences either. I'm unsure if this is the result of blogging about my reading or if it is just a result of the volume of reading I do.
I'm sure I was easier to please at one point, but now I wish to find something truly unique. Has it all been done before? Am I reading the wrong books?
I'm also annoyed with myself because it's hard to find a new way to say, "The writing was great" or "I really enjoyed it." It's taking me longer to write reviews and I'm never 100% happy with them.
So what is this? Book blogger angst? If you are a book blogger, do you ever feel the same? What can I do to break out of my reading and writing funk?