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Feature Friday

Posted: October 26, 2012 in Friday Follow
 
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.
 
Here is my list of devices that peeve me off when it comes to books (hopefully this makes sense, I’ve been up all night working)….
 
1. Unlikeable main characters – I’ve read a couple of library books recently (of a couple of recent YA releases) and I was really irritated by the fact that the authors wrote there main characters unlikeable.  I have to connect on some level with the characters and it bothers me when a main character is completely unrelate able much less like able.
 
2. Can’t tell who’s speaking – A few weeks ago I started a book where I could never tell who was speaking.  It seemed to be alternating POV but I’m not 100%, needless to say I was not able to continue on with the book.
 
3. Insta love – Yeah no.  I’ve been know to get rid of books that feature insta love.  It could be the “best story ever” but if there is insta love it’s out the door.  I see red when I come across it.  NOBODY meets and falls MADLY TRULY DEEPLY in love in the span of a paragraph.
 
Well those are my top 3, what about you?
 
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Friday Follow #1

Posted: October 5, 2012 in Friday Follow

Q: What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Is it to one day become an author yourself, just for fun, maybe get some online attention, or maybe something very different?

Right now I’m just working on building back up a following after taking an extended book blogging vacation.  My goal for my blog(s) has always been pretty simple, keep it light and keep it fun.  When it starts to feel like a job that’s when it’s time to re-evaluate.  In the long term though, I would like to build a decent following, improve my review style and in the future maybe (I’m not going to cry about it if it doesn’t happen) recieve an ARC or two from one of my favorite authors.  There you go.  Me keeping it simple.  What about you?  What are your goals?

If you’re a new follower of my blog please let me know in the comment section below so I can drop by and visit you.  Thank you have a great weekend!