01 November 2012

Feature and Follow Friday: November 2nd

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?

The only thing that makes me truly dislike a book is no-win scenarios.  If I have no hope that the situation will get any better for the protagonist and her people it really doesn't do it for me.  I first discovered this with Life as We Know It.  Even though the book was excellent technically I knew, logically, that what had happened was the end of life on this planet as we know it, and that no matter how long the protagonist held out things weren't going to get better.  A lot of zombie books are like this, too, so I'm not too big on those.  Otherwise I can tough out pretty much any issue in a book, even if I do throw it across the room repeatedly while I finish it.


  1. Life As We Knew It was actually one of my favorite books. But I can understand your standpoint.

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  2. I haven't read Life As We Knew It, so I'm not sure in which ways exactly nothing would get better, but I'm not a big fan of no-win scenarios either way. :/

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  3. That's a good one! There should be hope. I did a whole blog post on that but totally didn't think of it as an answer! :D Old follower via GFC. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

  4. Very good answer...never thought about it. I felt like that after I read The Road...just depressing.

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  5. Oh, this is a great answer! Hope should always, ALWAYS be featured in books...I couldn't agree more! New follower via GFC, here's my FFF

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  6. Nice answehttp://citygirlwholovestoread.blogspot.com/2012/11/feature.html

  7. I agree. New follower via GFC.

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  8. Yeah, I'm not a big fan of no-hope-for-the-world books, either. They get a bit tiresome after a while, don't they?

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