Friday, 26 October 2012

Feature & Follow [1]


Feature and Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog each week to showcase new book blogs. This week they're featuring, The Y.A Bookworm Blogger and Carmen Jenner. Feature & Follow is a fun way to make new friends/followers. The point of this is to gain new acquaintances so I follow you, you follow me and vice versa.


This weeks question:



Q: What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book? For example, if an author employs an omnipotent narrator that is sometimes considered bad form.


I really love having romance in my books, but I prefer a real sort of love story, not the 'our eyes met', insta-love. If the characters can't spend a bit of time forming an attachment then they're not all that deep. It almost seems forced, or just a fill-in because the author couldn't think up a nice back story.


34 comments:

  1. Totally agree with you about Insta-love and all.
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  2. Hopping through! Happy Friday :D Thanks for sharing this with us ;)

    New Follower via GFC
    xoxo, Mariam @ Book-A-Holic

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  3. I agree, insta loves totally sucks! It's lust people! Lust! ;)

    Following you back & have a happy friday!
    J'adore Happy Endings

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  4. Haha, I think insta-love is everyone's answer xD
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    Rinn (My FF)

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    1. It does seem to very popular.
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  5. Insta-love makes me sad. :(

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  6. I agree with you completely - love is fine, but only if it is realistic!

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    1. It's hard to feel involved when the love is so unrealistic!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my Friday Hop! I hate Insta-love too, it just makes it hard to buy into the rest of the story. New GFC follower =)

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  8. I SO agree!! I said insta-love in my FF answer too!!!

    Im a new follower via GFC
    Please come follow me back
    My FF

    -Theresa

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    1. It's a really popular peeve.

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  9. YES. Insta-love can get very annoying! But I also love romance in books. :)

    Thanks for the follow. Followed back.

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    1. Yes. :) I love to throw romance in everything, my reading, writing, daydreams.. but insta-love just doesn't work for me.

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  10. Agreed! Insta-love bugs. :D New follower here via GFC. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

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  11. people are big haters for instalove! Have to agree though it is so annoying!

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    1. It gets on your nerves especially having so many books with it!

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  12. Love your answer. Insta-love sucks.

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  13. Ohh how I love an actual romantic love story! That happens in the midst of the real plot. I don't like romance as the sole plot... But yeah I hate insta-love. It's nice to see the characters fall for each-other and it actually takes time! I also really dislike it when it's obvious they like each-other but they've spent no time together to get to know each-other.

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    1. It's nice to have a real romance twisting through the storyline, with a gradual build of feelings.

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  14. Insta-love can definitely be very annoying- but if other elements of the story are good, I'm usually able to look past it :)

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    1. Yes, same here. It does annoy but it won't make me hate a book, just like it less than I could have.

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  15. YES! Natural incubation time is key! Insta-love just leaves me feeling nasty! ;)
    New follower here, yippee!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF'S for this week
    Book Me! and Carmen Jenner.com
    Happy Friday! =D

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    1. Insta-love is not real and you can't relate to it! It's sad when a really good book uses this technique because it kind of lets you down.
      Thank you! :)

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  16. I don't like insta-love either. It's feels indeed like you said, forced.

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    1. It does. Real love is a lot more poetic and beautiful. :)

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  17. Hello. New follower here! I agree with insta love feeling forced. The best part of the relationship is seeing the two characters fall in love not just instantly be in love. Thanks for sharing.

    Also, I am giving away a Kindle or Nook (winners choice) on my blog if you are interested. The contest ends in 2 days!

    Peace & Love
    Crystal @ YA Society

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