Feature & Follow #5

November 2, 2012 Uncategorized 30

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.
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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 is a deal breaker for you in a book? For example, do you abhor love triangles? Or can’t deal with bad editing?

Bad editing is definitely a deal breaker.  I’ve run across books that everyone is raving about and yet I can’t get past the first chapter because the editing is so bad.  Also, I’m sick of virgins.  If I have to read about another virgin (that’s not young adult) I’m gonna scream.  Ditto in the happy endings that wrap up all neat.  A little reality goes a long way with me.

How About you?  what’s YOUR Deal breaker?


30 Responses to “Feature & Follow #5”

  1. Patricia

    Bwahahaha. Virgins. I had to laugh a little too much, I think. :’D Hmm, don’t have that big an issue with virgins, but sometimes it gets too annoying, especially when it’s in book series and *every* heroine is a virgin & every hero is an amazing lover. I just.. can’t.

    New LinkyFollower! :)

    Patricia // My Hop

  2. Ashley Williams

    I was seriously just think the same thing.. the whole virgin thing is played out.. it’s one thing if she is one, but quite a different story when it is so drawn out! And most everyone know’s how the first time is, and in books its always romanticised and wonderful. Really!?!? lol
    Happy Friday!
    Here’s my FF.

  3. Faith

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    Bad editing is definitely a deal-breaker for me. I know plenty of friends who can ignore it but it does my head in! And realism is almost always appreciated – unless it’s a fantasy book or similar where you’re obviously supposed to suspend disbelief a little!

    New linky follower

  4. Megan Monell

    Good answer, I got tired of them in romance novels, too. I always thought it was unrealistic for them to be inexperienced and suddenly they meet dream match and can end up in bed for hours and hours and be a sex goddess. LOL.
    Thanks for stopping by! Old follower via GFC.
    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

  5. Anya @ On Starships and Dragonwings

    I haven’t read about any virgins recently, but I agree, I would have a hard time identifying with the character 😉 In any case, I completely agree with the bad editing sentiment. I saw someone raving about a book recently that I simply couldn’t finish because the grammar and dialogue were so horrible, and I just didn’t understand how others could ignore a complete lack of commas!!

    Old follower, thanks for stopping by my blog 😀

  6. Rachel Bradford

    :) I agree that virgins are a bit irritating in non-YA novels. I’ve never really thought about happy endings like that, though. When I was a child I HATED reading books where a character (or beloved pet) died…I’ve gotten over that aversion now. I guess cheesy or unrealistic happy endings could get a bit obnoxious.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m following you back!

  7. Kate

    I am sick of vigins as well. Especially dudes who then turn out to be sex gods and the vigin girl practically dies of all the O’s she has the first time.

    New follower via GFC and Linky.

    My FF

  8. Kayla S

    Ugh.. Yes!! The virgin books have been played out – granted, there’s still a few out there that I’ve read recently that make it work but there’s too many out there that are to typical you just roll your eyes… LOL

    Old GFC follower! New Linky Follower! ^_^


    • Julie

      I’m reading a few right now too, and some of them I’m like OK, the story is good so I can deal. But if it’s the same plot, the same girl, the same guy who insta-loves her even though no one else in the past ten years has looked at her twice…I just give up. :)

  9. iamjen

    LOL about the virgin thing. Well, I have just read Fifty Shades of Grey and that was what I felt when I read about the female main character …

    thanks for stopping by my blog and new follower here! nice background btw.


  10. Katie

    Good point! Bad editing sucks – I recently got a review copy which was so badly edited I think I needed an hour to get through the first chapter!
    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog, I’ve returned the favor :)
    Katie @ Fiction Predictions

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