Thursday, November 1, 2012

Follow Friday

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?

A: I have several deal breakers in books, but the two that I make no exceptions for are bad editing and whiny, unlikable characters. Generally I do not like love triangles, but there have been exceptions to that rule.

Happy Friday Everyone!


  1. I love turtles. They are awesome creatures!!
    I agree. I don't like whiny characters either.

    New Follower :)

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  2. Agreed! I hate whiny characters. Old follower. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

  3. Super cute blog! I agree with everything you said up there, I have a few likeable love triangles too.

    New follower.
    Alise - My FF Post

  4. I agree. Whine once or twice, maybe even thrice, but then do something about it!

    New follower! Here's my F&F Friday post :)

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

  5. Totally agree, if I can't sympathize with a character, I find it very difficult to care about what happens to them!

    I'm a new follower through GFC. Here's my my FF post

  6. Whiny characters are so very annoying and so is bad editing! Basically, totally agree with you. ;)

    New follower here!

    It would be great if you could stop by my Feature and Follow Friday post.
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    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  7. Apart from the bad editing (that everyone hates LOL) I hate stereotyped and weak characters! So annoying!
    Whiny characters are detestable, too. The most annoying whiny character I've ever known is Lucia from Manzoni's Promessi Sposi, a classic here in Italy! It was so hard to keep reading her thoughts - I seriously wanted to shut her up!

    Have a great weekend!
    my FF

  8. 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

  9. Really good answers! Bad editing can definitely ruin a potentially good story. Whiny characters are a big one for me as well, I wish I'd thought about it when I was doing up my FFF this week haha! Anyways, thanks for sharing, new follower via GFC & NB.

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  10. Whiny characters are a definite turn off. I don't like hearing it from my hubby or kids, much less in my head from my characters. I have a bad habit of relating that voice to a rich 'valley' blond cheerleader, lol.

    New follower via GFC.

    ~ Cia

  11. I agree with your answer.

  12. Whiny characters really bug me too! :) Especially the ones the whine about their love triangles.

    New follower on GFC. Read my FF here


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