Friday, October 26, 2012

Feature & Follow #8


Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted on friday by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read.




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.



A: Insta-Love. I kind of hate it. It might work in some books but mostly it's just annoying. Even in one of those "we shared past lives" books. Ugh!
Epilogues. Man, do I hate them! I seriously feel bad when I read them. Especially with a last book in a series... like it's really the final end and the author will never ever go back to it. Like, epilogues where the characters are "grown up". I really don't want to know that at all. I like to keep at least some mystery there.
Changing POVs. Again, in some books it might work but most of the time it confuses the hell out of me. I like books where it's just one POV. And if the books has to have several, please no more than two! *coughcoughHouseofNight*
Cliffhangers. They will be the death of me! I especially hate it when there's this huge cliffhanger and then you have to wait a whole freakin' year for the next book. No, please, just shoot me in the head then!
Love Triangles. I have a love/hate relationship with them. In some books they do work but lately in every YA book there is one, so it's definitely getting old. Especially since most every book you can guess which guy the heroine will end up with. So if there's a best friend guy and mysterious new guy, you know it's most likely the MC will not end up with the best friend. This really sucks.




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20 comments:

  1. I totally agree with multiple POVs! But you don't like Epilogues! Aww! I don't mind insta-love and I really like cliff-hangers too. I completely understand your answer though. Good one! :)

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    1. No. Epilogues are evil to me. Hehe xD
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  2. Not very fond of insta-love and I very rarely like love triangles. Most are very predictable and the whole thing seems quite painful.

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    Myra @ Pieces of Whimsy

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  3. I totally agree with Insta-love!! So hate that one! haha

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  4. Insta love makes me sad :( Cliff hangers annoy me too!

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  5. I agree on all of these especially love triangles and changing points of view! Cliffhangers make me rip my hair out, but I can appreciate well-done ones. Old follower.

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    1. Yes, some cliffhangers can be well-done. But most are so infuriating! D:
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  6. hi!
    I actually like alternating POV as long as it's clear whose speaking. I haven't read any multiple POV books, but I'm guessing I wouldn't like those as much.
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  7. LOL are you thinking about the Harry Potter epilogue? ;)

    Insta-love bugs me too. I prefer a slower development of friends first.

    Multiple POVs don't really bug me. A Song of Ice and Fire has several POV characters and it just adds more to the story.

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    1. Yes, actually... Also about THG epilogue. Ugh.

      Yes, me too. Insta-love is too fast and ridiculous.

      For some books multiple POVs can work, yes. :P

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  8. Instalove and love triangles *should* be on my list. BUT the list got long and I just sorta stopped.

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    1. Lol! I know how you feel I could easily think of some other stuff too.

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  9. Totally agree with the Insta-love! New follower through Networked Blogs.

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  10. We actually have the same answer as regards the shifting POVs. =)
    New follower, by the way.

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