Thursday, October 25, 2012

Feature & Follow Bloghop #3

Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted 
This is our 3rd week to participate!!!!!! YAY!!! So excited!! 

Q: What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book? For example, if an author employs an omnipotent narrator that is sometimes considered bad form.

1. Insta-love. Cannot stand it when characters are instantly in love with each other. Why not create some sort of conflict? It isn't realistic and makes their relationship seemed forced.

2. Huge Cliff Hangers. When I am really into a book and the author purposely ends on a huge cliff hanger so you'll buy the next book. This is just a turn-off and makes me want to not finish. I don't demand an ending, just some sort of closure to book 1 with the lure of other cool things in book 2. 

3. When writers don't say what they mean. Recently, I have read a few novels where I have no idea what the author is trying to say. I love beautiful prose as much as the next person, but sometimes it is just toooooo much! 


  1. Ah, insta-love. Good thing I haven't read a book with that in a while.

    New GFC follower! Here's my F&F :)

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

  2. EW, insta-love ~ totally boring and unbelievable... Cliff-hangers are alright if used properly, it's frustrating sometimes when authors offer absolutely no closer and leave all the unanswered questions for the next book... I don't know about you, but it's completely unsatisfying.. I know what you mean about the long prose too ~ sometimes authors go off on a tangent and it's difficult to know what they are actually talking about...

    *new follower*

    My FF

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

    1. Thanks for stopping by! visiting your FF also! :) Totally agree!!

  3. Insta-love is certainly a common answer this time round, and it really doesn't surprise me =P
    New follower via GFC and Twitter =)
    Rinn (My FF)

  4. Hi! Firstly, LOVE your picture at the top of the Sanderson Sisters..I LOVE hocus pocus!
    Generally I don't like insta-love, but there are a few books/series that have it that I really like.(Twilight and the Black Dagger Brotherhood series) It just depends on what I'm reading and how it's done.
    New Follower via GFC!
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  5. Insta -love is by far the worst!

    New follower GFC!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can not stand instalove either.
    Old follower :)
    Alise - My FF Post

  7. I hate insta-love, it is so babyish!

    New follower via GFC :)

    My FF Post :)

  8. Instalove is the answer of the day! I hate it myself but forgot to put it on the list. Oops.

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  9. Insta-love, no doubt. Anything forced makes me cringe!

  10. I agree! I'm so much more drawn to conflicting characters! I do love a cliffhanger though, especially huge, massive, gut clenching ones! Can't help it, I'm a total drama queen! ;)
    Old follower, so followed via Linky!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF'S for this week
    Book Me! and Carmen
    Happy Friday! =D

  11. I'm not a fan of insta-love either.

    New follower via GFC.

    My FF

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  12. I agree with you on the insta love. Also the cliff hangers have to be done right, where you know a battle is going to be coming and not sure what but you've wrapped up book one enough. I know what you are saying I just get out what I mean right!! Everything is a trilogy these days. Sometimes I miss good old endings.



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