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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Follow Friday #20

Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop put together by two hosts:  Parajunkee and Alison Can Read as a way to help bloggers become aware of other blogs and bloggers. It's a great way to make new blogger friends.

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!

There are a few things that bug me when I'm reading. I really hate when I'm reading a contemporary book and the hero or heroine are constantly using the word baby, honey, or any other sappy endearment. I actually tend to stay away from contemporaries because of this. 

I'm also not the biggest fan of over the top story lines. I want to believe that what I'm reading could possibly happen. Yes, I know that I love vampires books and that they aren't real, but if the story is good then I can believe that they are real. If somehow one of the characters in the story suddenly able to live forever and it's not explained and the power was just given to them just because, I get super frustrated. 

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  1. Hi Danielle thanks for following me, following you back. Loving your blog too! its so pretty. Thank you again.


  2. Yes! The baby, honey thing is annoying.

    New follower

    My FF Post

  3. Over the top story lines kill me too! Then when they have plot holes and don't explain certain things its just unacceptable. It's a double whammy for sure.

    My Follow Friday
    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  4. I don't like endearments that feel forced. Any book where the hero calls the heroine "little one" in any language is automatically out for me.

    Happy Friday!

  5. Hopping through. I'm totally with you on "Baby" and "Honey." I don't like those words in real life and I don't like them in books. I hate in Breaking Dawn where Edward always calls Bella "Love." Gag.
    My Hop

  6. Hi! Happy follow Friday. I'm a new follower.

  7. I stopped reading a book one time because of the word baby. Your adults, come on people! :) Awesome post, completely agree!!!

  8. Well thought out answers and very valid points. Come check out what I had to say as well.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

  9. True, plots are my pet peeve too. Too many sappy endearment is annoying, very.

    Have a happy weekend!

  10. I share your pet peeves. Ridiculous plots are just a waste of time. New follower :)

  11. I completely understand about contemporaries - I dislike them because the plots are based on silly misunderstandings.

    Here's my Pet Peeve Post

  12. New Follower

    I agree to a certain extent with you. See the list of things that bug me here

  13. Me too! I don't really like baby or honey but I'm still okay with it!

    A new follower!

    Please check out my FF here:

    And my 50 followers giveaway!

  14. I have to agree endearments like that make me want to gag, but I am a massive contemporary fan and find that most are ok.

    New Follower, here's my Follow Friday

    Emma @ Lost in a YA book

  15. I feel you on both accounts, cheesy dialogue ruins it for me too, and abilities with no explanation run into the cheese factor too .... happy friday!

  16. I can't stand when people overuse baby or honey IRL, so it also bothers me in books!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  17. hello i'm a new follower!!

  18. I totally agree with your pet peeves.

  19. I hear ya about the "been there-done that" storylines. Although I do appreciate a good vamp read as much as the next person; I admire authors who think outside the book.

    I'm an old follower. :)

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  20. so all that baby this and that bugs you but it is real. folks actually do talk like that at about those vampires. hmmm. I definitely can understand one being able to live

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  22. Cool answer! New follower!

  23. Hey!

    Great choices! I completely understand when it comes to over the top. I'm like: 'Tone it down a little! Geez.'

    Check out my FF post here

    New follower!

    Reading is my cup of tea

  24. Hi! I'm a new follower here and I agree with you. You can read about my pet peeves on books at my blog: