Friday, 2 November 2012

Feature and Follow #1


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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: To be honest I really don't have any absolute deal breakers!  I tend to only start books that I know I have a good chance of enjoying.  Meaning they are in the genre I enjoy and I have normally seen them around or talked about as an upcoming release.

However if I had to pick one thing... maybe it would be a love triangle?  It is not that I hate them but lately I have found myself sighing a bit when I realise that there is going to be one.  I would never stop reading a book because of one and if well written they can be a lot of fun.

So... what is your deal breaker?  Do you have any?

Don't forget, if you are a new follower make sure to leave me your link so that I can follow you back.







60 comments:

  1. i'm the same like you. i read books mostly in the genre i like. and i don't mind a love triangle!

    trish - my follow friday

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    1. I do branch out sometimes but honestly I don't see the point in trying to force myself to read a book in a genre that doesn't appeal to me when there are SO many books out there I am dying to read first. :)

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  2. awww you're joining the FF fun! Yaaay! :D
    Love triangles can definitely get a bit annoying to read about, but when they're done well, they can be so heart-wrenching! *Cough cough* Clockwork Prince...
    Here’s my FF

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    1. Yep! First one. :) Just went over to visit yours. x

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  3. Triangles seem to be a popular answer. They seem to be a real downer, lol. I guess I just don't read anything with them in it, so I'm ambivalent about them. Thanks for the follow; I'm a new GFC follower in return.

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    1. Honestly if well done they work.. but I tend get strong feelings for one of the guys and if they don't end up with the girl it is just too big a disappointment. :P

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  4. To be honest, I never thought of the triangle as annoying until I started blog hopping and started reading how everyone feels about them. It is a common, and maybe that's the problem, plot device that can work well. But now that everyone is sick of them, I'm noticing that they are in almost every book I pick up.

    I would not stop reading over a triangle, I only stop if the book bores me, otherwise I finish it no matter what trick is used.

    Following you back via GFC

    Julie~ New Adult Addiction

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  5. I will admit that the love triangle has been a little over used lately. So yes it is getting old. Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower GFC!

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  6. Yeah, im with you on the annoying love triangles. Not a deal breaker, but normally a bit painful to read! Think authors will ever listen to us and stop writing them? lol. BTW, your blog is so pretty. Ive just spent like 5 mins waving my mouse cursor around to watch the little hearts cascade down. :)
    My FF
    New follower via GFC

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    1. Sadly I lose a lot of time playing with the mouse cursor also! haha

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  7. That's pretty much how I feel about love triangles too! Plus I find them unrealistic. What girl really has to choose between two guys? You either truly love one or you don't love either. But it is such a trend these days. I still read books that have them, I just wish they weren't so stupid about it I guess. :)

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Agreed! You can have feelings for two people but true love with two at the same time? No way jose. :/

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  8. I do not care for love triangles, though I will admit that they are occasionally done well. I agree that Clockwork Prince is one of the best ones out there.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. New Follower.

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    1. I can not WAIT to read the Clockwork books! Making myself wait is very hard...

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  9. I really like your site & The Title!
    Thank you for following and commenting on mine :)

    - Marissa @ http://www.fortheloveoffilmandnovels.com/

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  10. I tend to roll my eyes at love triangles sometimes, but I've read quite a few that are well-written.

    New GFC follower! :) My FF

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    1. Exactly! Well written it can be well worth it, badly written. UGH

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  11. Hi Christine,

    Today is my first FF too! Thanks for stopping by The Book Asylum and for the follow. I'm a new follower via GFC!

    Happy Friday:)
    Meg

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    1. Figured it was time to join in the fun of FF! :)

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  12. I can do a well played love triangle. A girl just getting to know a couple of guys is one thing, a girl in love with a couple of guys is something else entirely and all together way too played out.

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    1. Exactly! You can have feelings fro two people, sure I buy that. But deep love with two? And the two are normally friends or know each other... not getting it.

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  13. I dont mind a love triangle so much as long as it is done well.

    new network blog follower

    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

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  14. I find myself rolling my eyes at love triangles, but they aren't necessarily deal breakers for me :D Thanks for hopping by my blog! Following you back

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    1. Thanks! :) Yeah it's not a deal breaker for me either but can just be annoying if the girl doesn't pick the guy I like best. :P

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  15. The love triangles definitely get to me after awhile, but if it's not badly written I can be okay with it. New follower, check me out at:

    http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2012/11/follow-me-friday-14.html

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  16. Hmm, I don't really hate love triangles since I've had the luck to only stumble upon good ones. You know, the ones that would rip your heart out because both sides are so good and you don't feel like making a choice was fair to either side, those are the ones I love. Although, to be honest, I don't really care much about the romance of a book, I figured it was usually the love triangles, forbidden love, cursed love or something like that, so I don't really care, what I care about, is the plot :P

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, followed back! BTW, love the blog design ;)

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    1. oooOOOooohhh I know kinds perfectly Allyson! :)

      So glad to have you as a follower! x

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  17. I agree on the whole love triangle thing. I enjoy well-written love triangles, but most of the time I just can't stand them. I think Twilight ruined the fun for me. I'm not entirely against it, it just seems to have become a standard ingredient. (Kick-ass hero/heroine? Check. A couple of villains? Check. A love interest? Oh, let's make that two!)

    Thanks for stopping by! New follower :) And I adore your blog design!

    Judith @ Paper Riot

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  18. i think a lot of people are over love triangles, there are just too many in books nowadays.

    new follower.

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  19. I think love triangles are a bit cliche and I'm getting pretty tired of them. They're not deal-breakers, though...they just make me roll my eyes a bit and maybe the rating of the book goes down half a star.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've followed you back through GFC.

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  20. I know a lot of people don't like love triangles -- but I guess that doesn't bother me as much as some. I wouldn't stop reading because of a love triangle. And, I agree, there's not many books I quit on, because by this time, I'm pretty good at knowing what I like (although not ALWAYS...) Thanks for visiting! New follower.

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    1. Exactly! I only tend to start books I am pretty sure I am going to enjoy. :) Thanks for the follow! x

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  21. thnx for fowlling and I've followed back!

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  22. I've noticed a lot of people say love triangles. Thank you os much for the comment and new linky follower 8)

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  23. You're right! When triangles are done right, it's well worth the read but something, it's just... sigh... too much drama... >_<

    New GFC Follower! Looks like we have several reads in common & I LOVEEEEE your layout & banner!

    Thanks for stopping by my FF!
    ~Kayla

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  24. I agree with the love triangle thing. Thanks for stopping by, I followed via GFC. Love your site name!

    -The Book Blondes

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  25. I don't have real deal breakers, too. As you said, I try to read books I know I might enjoy and, even if sometimes I find something a little annoying I always try to find the other positive things of the book and always finish it. I don't like starting books and then give up on them, just for a few details that I don't like.

    Thank you for stopping by! Your blog is lovely!
    Sara @ Sara In Bookland

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  26. Love triangles got a LOT of coverage last week on the FF question of what writing device you absolutely can't stand. That and insta-love! :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog! :)
    Sarah @ Sarah's YA Blog

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  27. I agree 100% with everything you just said.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF. I'll gladly follow you back on GFC :)

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  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yes, that's true. Love triangles are so totally cliffhanging that drives you crazy.

    New follower~
    Cindy @ http://bookaholicfaggots.blogspot.com

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  29. Love triangles are popping up everywhere lately...I'm ok with them in some YA like The Hunger Games, but other than that they bother me! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following you back!

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  30. Totally true, most of the time I'm lucky and pick books that are pretty safe bets (having recommendations from the book bloggers helps!).

    Your blog is so beautiful!!! Thanks for stopping by mine! I'm a new follower on NetworkedBlogs, RSS and GFC!
    -Anya

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  31. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I love the stars & butterflies!

    New follower
    Jodie @ http://bloghopforbooks.blogspot.com/



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  32. Love triangles can be really annoying. However, I don't mind them if they are done in a good way. Like if they are really necessary to the story. But if they are just put in there to create some drama and tension then it is over kill. Because love triangles was way to common in YA literature. Especially about the common girl who is just sooo surprised that the 2 hots guys actually want her.... How many times have I read that kind of script... Innumerable.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, returning some of the love <3.

    New Follower via GFC

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  33. I tend to pick books I think I'll like too, although, of course, that doesn't always happen. I agree with love triangles. It seems they are forced quite often and unnecessary.

    new follower
    Thanks for stopping by Book Sojourner!

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  34. Hi there, Thank you for following my blog. I followed you back via GFC.
    - Kristina @ My Escape

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  35. I'm like you, if I see that a book has a love triangle then I just sigh. I am getting so sick and tried that almost every book has a love triangle.
    Following you back :)

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  36. Good answer! Love triangle are just too overdone to be good now :)
    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog, I’ve returned the favor :)
    Katie @ Fiction Predictions

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  37. That's a really great answer! To be honest, I'm like you: I don't start a book unless I'm pretty sure I'll love it. I agree though, love triangles are way too overdone, especially in YA.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my FFF & for following me. I've gone ahead and followed back via GFC ♥

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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  38. Yes, love triangles just complicate the cycle of life. Hahas.

    Thanks for stopping by! Followed you back :)

    P.S. Amazing blog ;D

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