Thursday, December 1, 2011

Follow Friday - 12/2/11

If you are new to the #FF fun, Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Feature & Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, Rachel of Parajunkee 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!

This weeks features are:

Lauren Gets Literal
Fic Book Reviews

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don’t like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it!

My biggest pet peeve? Hmmm. The one thing I cannot stand is when the characters are completely unbelievable. I don't need a huge back-story but I do need enough to believe they are what the author claims them to be. Pulling magic tricks from the air without any reference to witches or anything magical...not buying it. Normal person turns into a were____ and there is never a mention of why, how, or any other mystical being...nope.

I very seldom read a book I dislike enough to go on a rampage, but when I's always because the characters or the settings aren't fleshed out. I love being swept away into another world...take me there. That's truly all I need.

Love Triangles - Love Them
Love at First Sight - Heck Yeah
Soul Mates - Why Not
Murder and Mayhem - Love It
Paranormal - You Bet

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  1. Heya. :) Like your answer! I agree about the whole backstory thing. I like to have that too, along with some believability. I hope you have a fantastic weekend. *hug*

  2. Great comment about murder and mayhem. New follower :)

  3. YES! Being able to believe a character and understand their actions, feelings, thoughts, is CRUCIAL. I read a book recently I would have LOVED if I could have made heards or tailes of the lead.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, following back :)

  4. Hi! Happy follow Friday. I'm a new follower.

  5. Hopping through. I agree that believability is key. The best fantasies are those that I forget aren't real.
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  6. Yup, I will always want to know WHY as well. If the author doesn't give me some kind of backstory, I'll be annoyed.

    New follower :)

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  7. Kristina DjordjevskiDecember 2, 2011 at 7:53 AM

    Thanks for stopping by, new follower.
    I agree with wanting to know why a character can do something not just that they can.

  8. A backgroung to a chracter is very important plus it can build the tension in a book. A good answer.

    Thanks for stopping by Claire's Book Corner. I'm a new follower.

  9. Agreed....I hate to feel like I've started mid-story!

    Great blog name....following :-)

  10. I agree:)

    New follower--have a great weekend!!

  11. I hate characters with unbelievable circumstances. Usually means slopping writing/editing. :) New follower.

  12. Good reply, have a great week-end.

  13. Couldn't agree with you more. To me, round characters are essential to a good story.

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  14. I can see your point about unbelievable characters. It's hard to get into a story when you're so blown away by how preposterous the protag is.

    I'm a new follower. :)

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  15. I agree with you there, I've read some books where the characters just mysteriously managed to do something or appeared somewhere else with no explanation as to how or why.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend. :D

  16. Great post and thanks for stopping by my blog today!

    Happy Friday and I am a new follower :)

  17. I think you're right it's difficult.

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  18. This is a pretty good peeve and it's one that I haven't thought of before, until now. Hmm.

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  19. Those kind of books always have me flipping back, looking for something I missed to explain how they came across this power/skill/whatever - great answer!

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  20. Lalaine ( Ficbookreviews )December 2, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    great answer! Ive read so many books that are so unbelievable that I have to throw it across my room, Its just annoying.

    thanks for following me, followed you back.

  21. Oh I completely agree. Great answer! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am here and LOVING yours. Following right back!

  22. I have to say that I love to learn the back story. It usually is my favorite part of series--the book where you learn what happened to bring all of these events into play. It brings so much depth to the characters (imho). :)


  23. I also love being totally swept away in a story!

    Thanks for stopping by, I'm a new follower :)

  24. Amen on the unbelievable characters!
    New Follower :)

  25. The Character ConnectionDecember 5, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    I agree - if the characters aren't believable it might as well be a fairy tale.

  26. These books get me very agitated. I have to do a double take and flip pages so I could figure out what I missed. It's a waste time and I 100% agree with you!
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