Feature & Follow #4

October 26, 2012 Uncategorized 34

Gain Book Blog Followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.
trans Feature & Follow #119
The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!
When did you start blogging?
I started this blog September 27, 2012  :)  But I have a host of other blogs and websites.  This is my first book blog though.
What is your favorite part of book blogging?
Pretty covers!  No, really – just finding new books to love.

What is your favorite book(s)?
I am a SF junkie – the Takeshi Kovacs series (Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Woken Furies) by Richard K. Morgan are all my favorite books.  But I also love me some paranormal romance. 
What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
Meeting other cool book loving people.

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 hate the cliffhanger chapter ending when it happens every stinking chapter.  I don’t mind it once in a while, but every single chapter is just too much.  I don’t care for anything that’s coincidental.  I had a coincidence in my second book that my editor was like “Uh, no.  That’s dumb.  Take it out.”


I kept it in because I liked the idea, but I had to change a bunch of stuff to make it work.  


 No cliffhangers chapter endings and no coincidences.

OK, let’s hear yours!  What author trick bugs you?


34 Responses to “Feature & Follow #4”

    • Julie

      Yes, it’s a trick that best used sparingly when you really want to create anticipation and keep the reader going. Every time is just too much of a good thing.

  1. Bunnita

    New follower (following back)

    I forgot about the cliffhanger chapters. I don’t mind them as much as long as there’s not a cliffhanger that ends the book. Like you blog btw.

  2. Crystal Licata

    Hello. Thanks for stopping by YA Society. I think most can agree on the cliffhanger part even though it keeps us turning the page. The crazy coincidences bug me too. It’s lazyiness on the authors part. Thanks for sharing.

    Peace & Love
    Crystal @ YA Society

  3. Juli Rahel

    I hate stupid cliffhangers as well! Most of them don’t even leave me hanging in suspense because it is obvious what will happen afterwards! Thanks for stopping by, I’m now following you too 😀
    Hope you have a great weekend,
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  4. Beth

    Old follower dropping by. Most of my books play with fate/destiny, so I’m not sure if you don’t believe in fate you would hate them because there would be coincidence. If you believe in fate, then they’d be okay.

    • Julie

      Oh, that’s interesting, never thought of it that way. I don’t mind the fate or destiny thing at all. As long as it’s explained. My books have that slant to them as well.

  5. Corina Lombardi

    I don’t mind cliffhangers so much unless they aren’t eventually wrapped up then it’s like what the hell? Haha

    Thanks for the follow!

    Old follower here. :)

  6. Liza (Reading with ABC)

    I know! Cliffhangers get on my nerves too (especially when I have to wait months to know the outcome!)

    I love your blog design! Thank your for the follow and for stopping by, I’m following back :)

  7. Carmen Jenner

    I love cliffhangers, the mini end of chapter ones and the end of book ones too! I even like the series that are not resolved, I’m completely weird that way! 😉
    Old follower here, so followed via Networked blogs and Linky!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF’S for this week
    Book Me! and Carmen Jenner.com
    Happy Friday! =D

  8. Micheline D

    Ooooh great answer! I like your point about cliffhangers at the end of every chapter. I’ve encountered that in a few reads and it drives me bonkers! Coincidence has to be done well for me. Sometimes it can work because there are lucky coincidences in real life but I mean, they are RARE…so they should be used as such. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my FFF

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  9. Cassie S.

    I don’t mind cliffhangers at the end of chapters. It’s the cliffhangers at the end of books that really get me. Those are torturous.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, returning some of the love <3

    New Follower

  10. Ariel Avalon

    Thanks for stopping by! Sorry I am so late on returning the follow. Between the hurricane and my husband being deployed to New York for disaster relief life was super busy this weekend.

    Following on GFC.

    Have a great week!

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