Thursday, October 25, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday (3)

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by 
Parajunkee's View and 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.

This isn't a surprise but LOVE TRIANGLES. I also don't care for extended flash back scenes or parallel story lines. I generally get bored of one of the stories and just want to get back to the other. BUT I do like books with each of these characteristics. So there are always exceptions to the rule. 

This isn't really a device, but I read 3 books this week that were all middle books in a three series books. In EVERY one the girl was told that she needed to stay away from her love interest or bad things would happen to him. OF COURSE it didn't go well. And now I'm DYING for book three. When I read books around the same time that all end up having similar plots, they start sounding less like natural story lines and more contrived. That really affects how I read and rate a book. 

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  1. hahaha great pick! Sometimes love triangles can be done really well, but some variations are so overused!
    Here's my FF
    old follower :)

  2. Thanks for following me, and I'm sure we'll get along swimmingly! It's so nice to know that someone else gets fed up with love triangles. :) Love your blog title.

    New follower, following you back.

  3. Hopping through. I don't always mind love triangles. But the author has to work harder to make them seem unique.
    My Hop

  4. There's a name for that, I believe Enna Issilee from Squeaky Books came up with it: Sequel-phase. When the couple who fought heaven and earth and possibly werewolves or vampires or zombies to be together show up in book two and suddenly become incapable of having a rational mature conversation about how to make their relationship work! And into this relation stress often comes *duh duh dunnnn** the love triangle.
    I have a slightly different pet peeve on my hop.
    *new follower GFC*
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  5. Some love triangles work but I hardly ever stumble across them, mostly I just dislike them. Though it always depends on how it's written.

    New GFC follower. :)

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  6. I agree, there are exceptions. But, somethimes it totally sucks. It just doesn't work all time.

    New follower via GFC.
    J'adore Happy Endings

  7. I have love triangles in my answer too! I love your statement about middle books in YA series...I have found the same thing though I will admit that I am a sucker for it everytime. New GFC, Twitter, and Goodreads follower.

    Happy Friday!
    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  8. You have over 100 followers, YAY Lauren!!:)

    1. That's all because of you, dear! You are the best EVER.

  9. Love triangles irritate me too.

    New follower via GFC.

    My FF

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  10. Yup, love triangles and insta-love aggravate me. New follower thru Twitter.

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  11. Gotta agree with you on love triangles. If done well, I love them, but so many of them nowadays aren't well done and they're just annoying then.

    New follower!

    Readergirl Reviews a Teen Book


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