Follow Friday (16)

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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?

I have quite a few deal-breakers in books, for example:

  • Love triangles
  • Jerk love interests
  • Nothing happening until the very end
  • Plot holes
  • The same metaphor or simile being used repeatedly

Happy Friday!

Louise β˜†

Louise is a bookworm, writer, and aspiring librarian from the North East of England. When she’s not reading or procrastinating writing, she can be found dreaming up story ideas, watching anime, movies, or trashy reality TV, and annoying her pets.

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7 Comments

  1. 02/11/2012 / 1:55 PM

    Bad editing is definitely a deal breaker. I've run across books that everyone is raving about and yet I can't get past the first chapter because the editing is so bad. Also, I'm sick of virgins. If I have to read about another virgin (that's not young adult) I'm gonna scream. Ditto in the happy endings that wrap up all neat. A little reality goes a long way with me.

    New follow via GFC.

    Julie~ New Adult Addiction

  2. Lectus
    02/11/2012 / 2:40 PM

    Looks like author should quit the love triangle thing! lol
    Agree with #3

    Old follower πŸ™‚

  3. Cia
    02/11/2012 / 4:25 PM

    Jerk love interests! Great way to put that. I want to love the love interest, not want to hurt them for being asses. πŸ˜› New GFC follower.
    ~Cia
    http://www.ciasstories.blogspot.com

  4. Micheline D
    02/11/2012 / 7:18 PM

    Oooh great answer, I agree with all your points. I can stand some love-triangles but overall they're way overdone. The reused metaphor, plot holes and nothing happens until the very end are really huge for me. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    New follower via GFC! Here's my FFF

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  5. 03/11/2012 / 12:36 AM

    Down with plot holes! I also abhor love triangles. You ALWAYS know who will win out.

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