Friday Follow is a blog hop that was started by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Each week a different question is posted by our hosts and we will answer! This is a great opportunity for bloggers to network and interact.
This week’s question –
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?
This one's a toughie. There are lots of things....mostly though, if a book hasn't caught my interest by page 20, I usually set it aside and don't come back. Something a little less minor is language. I don't mind minor swearing here and there but if the main characters are swearing more than our neighborhood trucker, I tend to put the book down.
For me it's repetative language. When you've read 'cobalt blue eyes' for the 19th time, it just starts to grate on me. If there is a lot of repetition in a book I will usually give up on it. To me it seems lazy - the author couldn't find another phrase? Sometimes eyes are just eyes, you know what I mean?
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