Thursday, October 25, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday.....

Hello all, it's that day of the week where we learn new things about each other and discover new blogs along the way.  We also help each other by becoming followers of one another.  Normally that following would be through GFC (which would be great if you'd still take a few seconds to do), but with that being eliminated for certain blogs (a big boo-hiss to that) I now ask that you follow through a RSS Feed (or Twitter, FB, or email) which you can find to the right.  I want to thank all of you ahead of time who choose to become a follower and make sure to let me know in the comments if you're new so I doubly make sure to follow you back.  And now for this weeks get to know me 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.

A:  I don't mind different kinds of narrators, it gives an interesting twist to the story depending on who the narrator is.  Themes I DESPISE are the hidden baby trope as well as the miraculous cure to paralysis or a deadly disease (usually through love).  An unbelievable event as well as disrespectful to the reader.


  1. Haven't had too many of those, but they would irk me a bit too!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  2. hahaha ... the easy cure-all ... LOVE! :) too funny!

  3. Hopping through. What did you think of Harry Potter then, which uses kind of all of those themes. I thought they were handled well in that series but can definitely go seriously wrong.
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  4. I'm morbidly curious as to what the "hidden baby" trope is.

    Old follower!

    1. The hidden baby trope is where an author has the heroine get pregnant and not tell the father about it. Years later he somehow finds out and is understandably upset which predictably drives a wedge between the h/h. It irritates the heck out of me! I'm glad I could clear that up since it's a common occurrence in books.

  5. I hare things that happens without preamble like the examples you gave. So out of left field it distorts the story.

  6. I like my events to believable as well. To do otherwise comes across as a cop out.

  7. Not sure what the hidden baby trope is either. Curious, though. Yeah I would be pretty irritated by the second one, though. Great answers! :D My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

  8. Ah, if only the magical cure all was a real thing... ;)
    Rinn (My FF)

  9. I don't really like the secret baby trope or the miraculous healing either. In my opinion this is just a sign of an author not knowing how to solve a problem or create more suspense. I'm an old follower, thanks for sharing! Hop on over if you have the time:
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  10. Great answer :)
    Old follower.
    My F&F

  11. I completely agree... miraculous solutions to grave problems is ridiculously shallow.

    New follower via GFC

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    Addie @ READioactive Book Blog

  12. New follower, hopping though! I am so curious now about a hidden baby book! I don't think I've ever read one. Does the story of Moses in the Old Testament count?
    Sarah's YA Blog

  13. An interesting answer, just hopping by.

  14. This answer is completely different to the rest. I totally agree with you!

    New follower via GFC :)

    My FF Post :)

  15. Haven't heard this answer yet.
    Love the blog name :)
    New follower via GFC
    Kristerrn @ BetweenTheLines -WithK

  16. Thanks to all the old and new followers! You rock and I value each and every one of your comments! Have a wonderful weekend all you wonderful people!

  17. hi!
    Thanks for the follow, I'm following you back :)

  18. Unique answer! Thanks for stopping by my FF, old GFC follower :)
    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

  19. The love cures all theme can be very cheesy!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  20. Great answer! Love cures? Yetch! Good grief what is the world coming to? I've been fortunate enough to not have read any books containing miraculous romantical cures, yet, but I'm keeping my eyes peeled for them! O_O

    Thanks for stopping by my FF'S for this week
    Book Me! and Carmen
    Happy Friday! =D

  21. Hidden baby trope is annoying. As is the "love cures all" trope. Too unrealistic and Disney for my tastes (unless it's a Disney film, of course)! Thanks for hopping by my blog, following you back :)

    Momo @ Where the Mome Raths Outgrabe

  22. I happen to like the hidden baby one.... but I'm a little weird.

    New follower.

    Land of the Fey

  23. Gotta agree with you on the hidden baby. Way overused and annoying!

    New RSS follower.

    Readergirl Reviews a Teen Book

  24. No waking the sleeping beauty with a kiss for you? ;-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog this week! New follower via GFC.

  25. I agree, whenever authors try to get out of sticky plot situations with miracles, it just ruins the book. Great post :D I followed you back on twitter :D