December 2, 2011

Follow Friday (4)

 

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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!

 A: My biggest pet peeve, hmmm, this is a hard one, I actually have a couple. 

1. I don't like typos or errors. I once read a book where the whole sentence structure was way off, it just didn't make sense how they worded everything. I had to read and reread it like 6 times before I could even piece together what the writer was getting at. Horrible.

2. I don't like excessive cursing. If you just throw it in casually, that's fine, but if every other word is f-this and f-that, then I won't read it and I will walk away. A book just isn't enjoyable if I have to go through that, I can't even stand it out in public.

3. I don't like whiny main characters. I don't want to hear them complain all the time, I hear enough of that at home, LoL. 

4. Last, but not least, I don't like it when the writer takes forever to get to the point in a book or goes into way too much detail about one item in a book.

 

I know that I'm a picky person when I read, but hey, that's just who I am. LoL.



18 comments:

Amanda P said...

You are allowed to be picky! Yeah whining so not cool. We get that enough in real life...

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Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Whiny characters annoy me to
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Sagacity Quest said...

Whiny characters and writer takes forever to get to the point are a turn off for me. great answers!

Cam said...

Hi there! New follower! You know, I think it's good to be a picky person when it comes to books. If we weren't picky than any old thing would pass as good literature. Can't let that happen. =) I completely agree with every one of your points. And I thought the cursing one was especially relevant. I hate excessive cursing as well. To me, curse words are still words with meaning. They have a purpose. To just throw them out willy nilly with no purpose toward character development is unreasonable.

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Tristan said...

Hey, I am with you every step of the way here, all of those things can kill an otherwise potentially great book. Happy FF ;)
Tristan @ Reads With Wreckless Abandon

Oh! Paper Pages said...

Too much profanity is unncessary. I feel like authors use such language because they lack the skills necessary to describe one's feelings in a mature manner. Great blog!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

My biggest pet peeve is spelling mistakes for sure. If an author can't be bothered to properly proofread their book why should I take the time to read it?

I'm a new follower! :)

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Sarah@Catching Books said...

new follower :)

I totally agree! Typos and errors bother me so much!

Have a happy Friday and check out my Follow Friday!
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Rachel said...

It's not that you're picky! I agree with every one of those. Typos are my big thing, though. I correct them everywhere I go... :)

Check out my post if you have the time! And I'm a new follower!

Rachel @ Paper Cuts

P.S. YOUR BLOG IS SO ADORABLE. And I just read on the comment above this box that it's new, so woooo! I love it. :)

Lalaine ( Ficbookreviews ) said...

Hi there, thanks for dropping by my FF, so agree with whiny characters ugh. :)

have a good weekend. and thanks again.

♥Ficbookreviews♥

Bona Fide Reflections said...

New Follower

I enjoyed reading your pet peeves and completely agree with all of them, especially the last one. If it takes an author too long to get to the point, I will walk away from the book because I am frustrated.

Happy Reading,
Laurielu
Bona Fide Reflections

Christy @ TheReaderBee said...

Oh, I really dislike the whiny characters! They totally ruin books for me. :)

Thanks for hopping by!

Lauren said...

Stopping by!! I'm a new follower :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

Giselle said...

Ooh Cursing is really annoying and usually unnecessary! Hate that too!

Giselle
Xpresso Reads

Sarah (saz101) said...

Yeah, I'm not a fan of typos--especially when it's a book from a big publisher with the resources to do better. I understand one or two, but when the book is rife with them it's seriously dissapointing.

And OH MY GOODNESS YES to point 4: I hate it when you read a book and a really thin plotline is drawn out over 350 and pages! I mean, get on with it!

Rebecca said...

I agree with all of the points above! So, so true. It's all about being natural though when it comes to cussing and writing... Great answers! Hope you had a wonderful weekend & thanks for stoopping by! Following back!

Danielle Gorman said...

I'm not a fan of whiny characters either, especially heroines. UGH! Thanks for stopping by.

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Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter said...

Hello!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Sorry, but I'm a few days late!

Yup, I agree with you on No. 4! Just get to the point already! lol

Happy Blog Hop!

Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter

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