Friday, November 2, 2012

Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow

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?

It depends on the storyline with love triangles, but bad editing is not good for me. Also I mentioned this before, I don't like the introduction of too many characters in a book. What's your opinion?

17 comments:

  1. I've discovered that I must have plot!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by The Book Asylum :). I guess the introduction of too may characters depends on the book. For example, I liked it in the Song of Ice and Fire books, but in other books I've felt overwhelmed by inconsequential peripheral characters. I guess it just depends on the book...

    New follower via GFC. Happy Friday!

    Meg

    ReplyDelete
  3. Too many characters can be really hard. Anything more than 5 main characters becomes way too hard for me to follow. The Kindrily series by Karen Amanda Hooper is really good so far, but it's so many characters to have to follow. It's really hard to keep track. I wouldn't want to have to read too many stories with that many characters.

    Old follower

    -Ariel
    My FF

    ReplyDelete
  4. For me it is just the story, if the story sucks then it feels more like reading a textbook. But the editing can ruin a story if it is bad enough, but I can usually move passed it if the story is great! New follower GFC. www.yellsworld.blogspot.com (already followed me)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I rarely like a love triangle, but I agree that there are a few good ones out there. And it definitely depends on how the two love interests were introduced. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Old follower.

    ReplyDelete
  6. yes it depends on the author's ability to create a believable love story....

    old follower and happy friday!
    iamjenai

    ReplyDelete
  7. If the story is captivating then I can overlook (to a point) editing details, although being an editor by trade, proofing and editing errors in published work drives me crazy. But, ultimately, I have to have a story that keeps my interest or I won't finish the book.
    2 Kids and Tired Books

    ReplyDelete
  8. I hate bad editing as well. As I said in my post, it takes away my enjoyment of the novel, because half of the time you never know what they really mean! Too many characters is also pretty annoying. :P Thanks for stopping by! Old follower!

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

    ReplyDelete
  9. Too many characters are hard to keep track of. I would rather have a few that I can get attached to. Thanks for stopping by my FF! Old follower.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have to agree. Too many characters can make it difficult to keep up with the story and what's going on.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yeah, bad editing is hard to get over.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    ReplyDelete
  12. New RSS follower! I can usually get past bad editing.

    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great answers! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm an old follower! :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I agree, having too much characters in a book could be overwhelming. :)

    Old follower
    Cindy @ http://bookaholicfaggots.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Nice answers! Sometimes love triangles can be done well, but when they're not, it's a pain to read!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    old follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Bad editing can be a real pain. As for introducing too many characters, I guess it depends on how many is "too many" :) I'm a fantasy fan, so I'm fine with several characters!
    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog, I’ve returned the favor :)
    Katie @ Fiction Predictions

    ReplyDelete
  17. Bermudaonion, Marilyn- Great answer!

    Megan- You're right.

    Ariel- It gets confusing.

    Danielle, Iamjen, Holly, Daphne, Amanda, Joie, Katie- Thanks! for commenting.

    Lauren, Charlene C- You too!

    Traci, Jennifer B, Cindy Mai- I agree!

    ReplyDelete