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Friday, November 2, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday


The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I will follow back, just leave your link in the comment box! Have an awesometastic weekend!

Also, theres only a few more days left for the $20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway for the Sleeping Gods Tour. Make sure you stop by and enter. The books are great!


Q: What is a deal breaker for you in a book? For example, do you abhor love triangles? Or can’t deal with bad editing?

I am so not a picky reader, even if the editing is bad. I usually struggle through the book even if it's bad. How can I write an honest review if I didn't finish it. I have only ever not finished 3 books, and that was because I couldn't follow the third person dialogue or was so far detached from the main character, that it wasn't worth it.

One thing I don't like is when an author has a particular word or phrase they like to use over and over again. For instance, I read a book last week, when the author kept using 'angsty.' Don't get me wrong, I like the word, but really seven times in one book? Or in Fifty Shades, (which I liked the story, I am not knocking it. I know others do and that's your prerogative), but the overuse of his 'grey eyes.'

Another thing that peeves me is when a book is too similar to another. I read another book last week that was eerily similar to the aforementioned Fifty shades series, but actually was a few steps down in writing and story line. Where's the originality?!

What are some of the things that bug you?



22 comments:

Lexxie Lin said...

Great answer to this week's question :) I am a new Networked Blog follower :)

Here's my FF post for this week.

Have a fantastic Friday.

Tanya Patrice said...

Lol - I could think of quite a few sayings in 50 Shades that were over-used to death! I usually am clueless about these sorts of things in books - but even I started to notice after a while.

Tanya Patrice
Girlxoxo.com

Amanda @ Letters Inside Out said...

I agree! If a word or phrase is used to excess, it's so frustrating. I read one book once that added one word of British slang EVERY TIME the guy spoke. I can't even remember the word now, but it was to the point that he would say it 10-15 times in each conversation. Ick. ;)

Joie said...

Nice answer! I don't know about you but if I ever hear the words "my inner goddess" again, I'm going to flip a table!

Trish said...

oh i so agree with the overuse of a word! ugh!

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Jennifer Bielman said...

LOL, I often struggle through books too. I want to write an informative review even if I don't like the book.

thanks for stopping by.

Mrs. Jones said...

I agree with everything you said!! I hate when the author uses the Same word (or even phrase) again and again. It kinda takes me out of the story and makes me start looking at only the writing.

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Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hate the overused word thing too...in my books I do that myself but luckily my editor has no patience for it and she berates me (politely) until I remove them! ;)

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Judith said...

Can I first say that I LOVE your banner? Okay, that's done. I agree on the disliking repetitive sentences, and moreover: hundreds of descriptions for the same thing. God, I know what color someones eyes are if it's just explained ONCE. If I have to read another 'sky blue' and 'midnight blue' and 'so blue' multiple times in one book...

Happy Friday! New follower :)

Judith @ Paper Riot

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

OOOMG I so agree!! I had a book that did that and it was only book 1 in the series! it was one of the few times I started skimming the book to see how it ended. Needless to say I didn't continue that series!

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Megan Monell said...

Great answer. I don't like repitition, either. And I don't like not finishing books, so I try my best to finish. Like you said, how else can you give an honest review?
Thanks for stopping by. Old follower via GFC.
Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

Megan said...

Love your answers! I completely agree with repetitious words and phrases. Thanks for stopping by The Book Asylum! Happy Friday:)

Ariel Avalon said...

Great answers. It's hard to find books that don't resemble each other a little, but that's because so much has already been done. It doesn't mean they can't take their own spin on it.

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-Ariel
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Lauren said...

I rarely DNF books as well, and also don't think it's fair to review them if I didn't finish the book. Thanks for stopping by my post. New follower.

Traci Horton said...

I agree with word overuse. After so many times you want to recommend a thesaurus. But it takes quite a lot for me to lay a book down and it hasn't happened very often. Thanks for stopping by my FF Old follower.

Daphne said...

I agree with you there. Overused words make me feel like I've already read the sentence and originality is super important too. There are so many authors nowadays trying to copy books like Twilight or The Hunger Games just so they can make it big. Gahh *Facepalm* Old Follower! :D

Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

Marilyn Phillips said...

I have to agree with you on finishing books. Once I start, I feel compelled to finish it no matter what. It's a commitment!!

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Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

Shane said...

Good answer. Its great you give books a chance in spite of some issues.

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Charlene C said...

Great answers! I especially have not thought how I pass by unoriginal books. If it looks like it is trying to capitalize on a trend, I usually dismiss it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, old follower!

Amanda P said...

great answers!

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-Amanda P
Paranormal Romance

Katie said...

Great answer, I think I've seen a few complaints on 50 Shades similarity this week ;)
Thanks for stopping by and following my blog, I’ve returned the favor :)
Katie @ Fiction Predictions

Jennifer said...

You're so right. Overuse of a word or phrase is a total drag on the reading experience.

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