Friday, November 2, 2012

Follow Friday

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. 

- Christinabean

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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  1. I didn't think of that, but I totally agree. WAY annoying! Old follower via GFC. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

  2. The language is a good point, I agree.