Thursday, November 1, 2012

Feature and Follow #1


 Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read, allowing you to met new bloggers and make new followers!

Question: What is a deal breaker for you in a book? For example, do you abhor love triangles? Or can't deal with bad editing?

Answer: A deal breaker for me would be a bad story, or a story told in a bad way. Especially when a story doesn't flow or just doesn't make sense. I guess some of this could be bad editing, because a good editing would hopefully catch these issues. 

35 comments:

  1. I totally agree. Why would you continue on reading a book that doesn't even make sense? New follower~

    - Cindy
    http://bookaholicfaggots.blogspot.com

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    1. I know, I put down more books because of this! Thanks for following!

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  2. Welcome to your first FF!!

    Yes. I agree. Stories need to make sense.

    New Follower :)

    You can follow me back @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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    1. Thanks for the follow and thanks for the welcome. This is fun! Who knew?!

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  3. Great answer! New follower via GFC. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

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  4. Hey! I just followed you; thanks for commenting and following my blog! :)

    Also, I like your response. For me, I also like a good flow in a story.

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  5. New follower here! My FF will be posting at 12:01am. Hope you'll check it out at The Book Asylum: http://thebookasylum.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for following me! I will definitely check it out! I posted early today :) hey it's Friday somewhere!!

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  6. Great answer, I totally agree. When you keep on popping out of the story because it doesn't flow well is horrendous! Thanks for hopping -- and welcome to the Book Blogging world. XOXO

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    1. Thanks for the welcome and thanks for hosting!! I am really glad I joined this. I have gotten to see some really cool blogs. It is nice to see others who share your passions!

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  7. Hey! Welcome to the FF!! Hope you have fun with all the book blogging!!

    I agree with you, a story needs to be told well to capture the reader.

    Here's My FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Follower :)

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  8. Thanks for the follow and the welcome, this has been a real fun experience. Never knew anything like this existed!

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  9. New follower through GFC as lucyatmax/no pic. Good answer! I can be fou nd and followed at bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com
    Happy Friday!
    Beth :D

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  10. Awesome answer! I like how you put forth the whole 'bad story or story told in a bad way' thing... :D

    New follower here!

    It would be great if you could stop by my Feature and Follow Friday post.
    We also have an INT PB Giveaway (Murmur Of The Lonely Brook by Debashis Dey) going on, do participate if you like!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. Thanks for the follow. After all why would we read if the story wasn't worth it?

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  11. I completely agree. I like that you also said a story told in a bad way. Sometimes, I see so much potential for a great story but it's told in a bad way and makes it terrible overall.
    Thanks for stopping by and following. Following you back via GFC.
    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

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    1. Thanks for the follow! It is frustrating to see a bad story told poorly, it makes me want to re-write it :)

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  12. A good editor, or beta reader even, should address flow as a vital element. I tend to read my own work out loud to make sure lines themselves flow, especially in dialogue, but it goes beyond that. A story should have a logical sequence, each plot element should build the story premise and each scene should add something to the story and lead to the next scene. Without that, a story lacks cohesion and purpose. Definitely a pet peeve of my own as well.

    New follower via GFC

    ~Cia

    www.ciasstories.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, exactly, there really is no reason for this making it to a final copy! 100% agree with you! Thanks!

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  13. I agree with bad editing.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/11/feature-follow.html

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    1. Thanks, yes bad editing can definitely ruin a story, but I can usually get passed that if the story is good enough.

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  14. Good answer. Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Yeh I hate that to. New follower via GFC : )

    My FF

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  16. Nothing worse than a book that doesn't make sense, agreed!

    New Follower via GFC. Would love for you to stop by blog and check it out and follow back if you could. :)

    Christine
    Rainy Day Reads
    www.rainydayreads.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, of course I will check out your blog!

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  17. I admit. I don't generally get very far into a bad story. :)

    New follower on GFC. Read my FF here

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    1. I wish I could say I didn't get too far into them, I really hate to not finish reading a book, so I sometimes will suffer through a bad book just because I hate to quit. Thanks for the follow!

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  18. That can definitely suck about a story. If it doesn't really make sense then you are going to be completely confused about what you are even reading. No fun there.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, returning some of the love <3.

    New Follower via GFC

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  19. Good answer! A bad book does not always make me want to stop there and then, but will leave me wanting my precious time back!
    Thanks for the comment over at my blog earlier! I've followed you back!
    And welcome to FF!
    Katie @ Fiction Predictions

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