Thursday, November 1, 2012

Feature and Follow #6

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #120Feature and Follow #6!

The hosts of this meme are Parajunkee and Allison Can Read. This week's features are Fiction Predictions and Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

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?

A: So, a deal breaker for me is when a book goes on and on about something. Like how good someone looks or like how the problem is really really bad and the main character has no idea what to do. I want the main character to at least have a judgement and thoughts. 

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34 comments:

  1. Ohh, nice pick! That little peeve never occurred to me, but it DOES make a book a little less enjoyable.

    old follower :)

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  2. Great answer! :D I agree. Old follower. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

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  3. Extremely unnecessary descriptions are also one of my pet peeves. I usually just skip it.
    Old Follower!
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  4. That is a really great pick! When I find books like that I often find myself yelling at the book saying "you already told me that, or I get the point!"

    New follower!
    my blog is Random Thoughts and Weirdness at yells.blogspot.com

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  5. I really like your answer concerning a main character :)
    I'm a new follower from: http://www.fortheloveoffilmandnovels.com/

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  6. "Like how good someone looks" - oh God, I agree! Even more if the narrator keeps mentioning the eye color, etc. :))

    New follower! Here's my F&F Friday post :)

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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  7. LOL totally agree with you - so annoying! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower through GFC!
    My FF post

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  8. Oh I hate that! Especially if a character is spending too many pages checking out a guy. I get that he's hot but come on! Do we have to go on and on and on some more?

    Great point!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  9. Excessive rambling is tiresome, especially when nothing develops from it.

    Old follower via GFC.

    My FF post

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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  10. Ahhh I understand where you're coming from. I've read my fair share of 'so and so is super hot' that goes on and on!

    New follower! :) My FF

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  11. Totally agree with you! I really don't need to read how good looking someone is over and over and over again! I get it!

    Old follower :)
    Becca @ Lost in Thought
    http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/feature-follow-4.html

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  12. Describing good looks for pages is so annoying..

    New follower!
    FF @thedailyprophecy.

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  13. Oooh good answer! I'm the same way, drawn out ramblings get old really fast. I tend to skip those parts but if there are too many I lose interest quick! Thanks for sharing, new follower via GFC :) Here's my FFF

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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  14. Great answer. If I can tell the author is simply the kind who describes things in detail, physical descriptions don't bother me. But when the author only touches over other descriptions and THEN spends pages talking about how hot someone is, I completely agree with you. And indecisive characters irk me, too. I want my characters to be smart and strong.
    Thanks for stopping by and following. Following you back via GFC.
    Glad to see another fan of dystopian novels, too! You are already ahead of me in the YA dystopian genre, though, according to your favorites! I'm still working on Delirium and Divergent and haven't purchased Legend, yet. I LOVED Matched, though. It reminded me of The Giver by Lois Lowry which is one of my favorites. =)
    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

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  15. Nice answer, so right.

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  16. I agree. I think the example that strikes me the most is the paragraph Diana Gabaldon uses several times in her Outlander series regarding what a highlander looks like in a kilt. Great the first time, eye-rolling the fourth. New follower via GFC.

    ~ Cia
    www.ciasstories.blogspot.com

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  17. Ooh! Nice answer! I agree completely.

    New follower via GFC

    -Ariel
    My FF

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  18. Um, odd blog address . . . I assume there must be some story behind that? :)

    Thanks for stopping by - happy to return the follow.

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    1. LOL. Originally, this blog was ran by my friend and me. Then, she got too busy to continue running this blog, I didn't bother to change the URL. ;)

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  19. Great answer and new follower. Happy Friday!

    iamjenai

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  20. I hate that to, it makes a book dull. New follower via GFC : )

    My FF

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  21. Completely agree! Being descriptive is great and all but too much is overboard. OOoohhhh and I have the same little mouse thingy as you. :)

    New Follower via GFC. Would love for you to stop by blog and check it out and follow back if you could. :)

    Christine
    Rainy Day Reads
    www.rainydayreads.com

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  22. I agree with you there! I hate characters who rant on and on about how horrible there life is or something like that. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following you back! :D

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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  23. I have to agree with you on this one. I just read a book where the girl was so stupid through the entire book, but the issue was so easy to figure out, I felt like my intelligence was being insulted as a reader. It was a big disappointment. Good pick.

    New follower on GFC.

    Shannon
    My FF

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  24. Character building should be developed properly :)
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  25. Character building is definitely important! Don't tell, show!

    New follower, Here's my FF: http://roundedpages.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/feature-and-follow-friday-nov-2-2012/

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  26. Dude you're hella fast in gaining followers! Congrats!

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    1. Dude, look at you! And really Ella is too. So gotta keep up~

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  27. I can't stand reading books that are slow. If it keeps dragging on and on, I feel the urge to just stop reading it altogether.

    New follower via GFC. Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  28. I hate when the author goes on and on and on on the same thing too! But I find it difficult to deal with too many point of views, too many characters in just a few pages and plot roles. Also I don’t find bad edited books very attractive, and this can turn out to be a deal breaker in the end. Love triangles I can deal, but I’m getting tired of reading the same things in romance books...

    Maeva
    Murphy's Library

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  29. Good answer! That kind of story is just too dull to read, isn't it?
    Thanks for the comment over at my blog earlier! I've followed you!
    Katie @ Fiction Predictions

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