Thursday, December 1, 2011

Follow Friday [9]



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!

UCK, where to begin?!
  • Love triangles. I absolutely hate them, because the 2 guys/girls are always great and I hate that one of them gets their heart break ):
  • Weak hero/heroine. It gets on my nerves when the hero/heroine doesn't stand up for his/herself and does everything the romantic interest tells them too.
  • Cursing or religious jokes. Ugh, seriously why critize someone's belief just because it's not yours, I hate when books do that, I came to you to have fun not to get laughed at.
That's it. Was I too harsh? :$
Got carried away, sorry :)

18 comments:

  1. haha! I just made a post about love triangles!

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  2. All really great answers!

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  3. Agree with the religious jokes. Seems strange that someone would think that's funny. Great answers. New follower!

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  4. Hopping through. Religious jokes would be odd. Why insult some of your potential readers? People wouldn't dare do racial jokes so I don't see why religious jokes would be okay.
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  5. Hi! Happy follow Friday. I'm a new follower.

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  6. Don't think I've come across any religious jokes, but yeah if it doesn't play a factor in the story then it's completely unnecessary. Cursing I can deal with since it IS something that people do... more so than not at least.

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  7. Religious jokes seem like SUCH a bad idea on so many levels. Why ostracise a huge chunk of your potential audience like that?!

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  8. I agree with all points but love triangles.

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  9. No religion, no politics, isn't that the policy? Anyway, love your blog, I'm a new follower!

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  10. Never should have religion or politics in any book as it might offend someone. Hate a weak heroine. Great pet peeves. Come visit me as well.

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  11. Great FF! I completely agree with you on the religious point, I find them sometimes offensive.

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  12. Hey Melannie, I love your blog it's very cool. I too hate a weak character they completely ruin the book and I lose interest pretty quick. Happy FF ;)
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  13. Cursing isn't necessary, I agree.

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  14. I can't say that I've come across too many blatantly religious jokes but I can definitely understand how they can offend certain people. Authors should try to be more PC in their writing...

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  15. new follower :)

    I totally agree with your pet peeves! Love triangles are starting to really bother me now when I read!

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  16. I hate it too when the heroine just lets the romance interest do everything! Love triangles are actually something I can bear, as long as they're well enough constructed and I like the ending! For some reason, I always end up choosing the guy that the heroine chooses, and feeling fine that the other guy didn't.

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  17. I love when a love triangle is done properly, but it seems to be deployed (quite often) as a weak literary device used to create conflict in order to provide some substance to an otherwise boring storyline.

    Don't even get me started on a weak protagonist!

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  18. I like your pet peeves. Religious jokes are bad taste. I can live with a love triangle if it is written well.

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