Friday, November 2, 2012

Follow Friday(25)

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Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop event hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.
This week's Question is:
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?
I don't have that many deal breakers but I do have some. I will normally try any book in any genre but if there is something about the premise I don't like or it doesn't get intersting at all then I won't like the book and I will either have to struggle through it or put it down. This is why I try and choose books I will know that I will like and are in genres I like. Other things that are deal breakers in a book is writing that I just plain don't understand. Sometimes this happens in classics, sometimes in books with weird language like Clockwork Orange. Sometimes it just won't be a book for me. If I don't understand the book and where it is going I will have to put it down.
Not much else is a deal breaker for me. I mean many annoying things like bad editing and spelling mistakes can be overlooked if the story is really good. I don't take books that seriously for me not to over look some mistakes but the stuff I mentioned above I can't look the other way with.  
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  1. Great answer!! The book must be interesting to the reader. Stay in the genre's you like.

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  2. Yeah, I don't mind minor editing problems. I actually like when I catch a mistake, it makes me wish I could've been the proofreader for the book originally! That would be a sweet job!

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  3. Hi I'm a new follower and my link is thanks . . . I have put a couple of books in my DNF pile recently . .maybe I'm just getting more fussy!!!

  4. I had the same sort of answer, if I'm liking the book, I don't care about little mistakes, but if I'm not, everything kind of irritates me.
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    Definitely agree about Captcha! I think sometimes I close the tab and my comments never get published and I don't even know!

  5. Yeah it really all comes down to subjective tastes, doesn't it? Great answers. :D Old follower via GFC. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

  6. I don't like being confused in a story. Not to say that I need to know exactly where it is going, I love twists and surprises, but if I have no idea what the hell is happening at 25%, I put a book down as well. New GFC follower.

    ~ Cia

  7. Nice answer, I agree with bad editing.

  8. Hi Michael,

    New follower here from The Book Asylum. I agree with your comment on writing that you don't understand. I remember trying to read Edgar Allen Poe and thinking, "yeah, this is so not worth it." Wading through the dated writing style and verbiage was trying, to say the least!

    Happy Friday. I hope you'll stop over to The Book Asylum and check it out: