Thursday, October 25, 2012

Feature & Follow: Irritating Writing Devices

I'm joining in for the Feature and Follow Hop which is hosted by Parajunkee & Allison Can Read, if you want to join in just follow hosts and the featured blogs, The Y.A. Book Blogger &  Carmen Jenner (methods of following should be available on their pages.  

Feature & Follow Question of the Week:
Q: What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book?

1.  Cliffhangers. Cliffhangers.  Cliffhangers.  I hate them.  I feels like the author is trying to bully me into reading his/her next book and I often feel like I didn't get my money's worth out of the book.

2.  Love Triangles.  Honestly, I don't think girls/women are that indecisive.  Plus, the love interests seem so stereotypical.  Uhhhh!

Honestly, I don't think either of these two would bother me so much if they weren't EVERYWHERE!  Why are cliffhangers the norm?!  That's silly.


If you decide to follow me, please choose the method of your choice.

There's GFC, Networked Blogs, Email, and RSS.  Choose whatever floats your boat!!


 




Blog Widget by LinkWithin

42 comments:

  1. Hopping through. Cliffhangers and love triangles can be done well, but can also go very bad. It's rare to get them quite right.
    My Hop

    ReplyDelete
  2. I agree with Alison--there are cases when they really add to a book, but I feel like it's so prevalent now that it's really hard for an author to do it right and grab our attention.
    Thanks for stopping by!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think you are right. The fact that it is more prevalent certainly takes away any excitement it might have.

      Delete
  3. Aww man! I really like cliff-hangers and triangles don't bother me either. But there are SO MANY readers out there who totally share your opinion. Smart answer! :)

    New follower here! :)

    My Feature & Follow Friday

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No!!!! You like cliffhangers AND trianges?! Lol. Thanks for the follow :)

      Delete
  4. Ditto on both!

    HATE Triangles and Cliffies! I will put off reading a book if I know it has a cliffie until the next one comes out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! I usually do that as well. I feel like it is safe to assume that there will be a cliffhanger in YA books especially.

      Delete
  5. Haha, these are two very common answers this hop! I'm definitely in agreement with the love triangles point, and it depends on how the cliffhanger is done.
    Rinn (My FF)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just want a complete book with an ending. I guess I'm asking too much.

      Delete
  6. I totally forgot about love triangles! That does drive me crazy!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Excellent picks! I can't stand love triangles either. True some have been done well! I really like C.C. Hunter's love triangle although I have the feeling I will be among the crowd that is upset with the outcome!

    Cliffhangers, I have a love-hate relationship with those. Really just hate the waiting of a year--or more in some cases--til the next book!

    Been waiting over a year for Gena Showalter's final Intertwined novel and that had one helluva cliffhanger--there was actually several!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm not sure if I'm familiar with that love triangle. I really just don't like them. Even when they are done well, I really don't like them. Wow! More than one cliffhanger in one book? That's just torture.

      Delete
  8. I can tolerate Cliff Hangers, but LT's killll me! :) Great post.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think Love triangles bother me more than cliffhangers.

      Delete
  9. I agree with both the points. It's really in the hands of the writer to turn them around or kill their story with them.
    Old follower
    My post - F&F: Lit Tropes
    Addie @ READioactive Book Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree it's up to the writer. But I think it's time for something new. They are so predictable at this point.

      Delete
  10. I know exactly what you mean! Totally agree! Cliffhangers really annoy me, especially when you read the book straight away from the release and you have to wait a year to read the next! Grr! :/

    You have a lovely blog!

    New Follower... Here's My FF

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's one reason I wait to read books until the next one is already out.

      Delete
  11. Good points, I agree.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature-follow_26.html

    ReplyDelete
  12. I completely agree! Love triangles and cliffhangers are turn offs nowadays for me when it comes to reading!

    New follower via GFC :)

    My FF Post :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. LOL, I already knew your answer! Although, if they're done right, I typically don't have a problem with cliffhanger, I do agree that they can leave you unsatisfied and pissed that if you want to know what happens, you have no choice but to get the next book.

    As for love triangles...I'm reading one right now, and boy is it GOD AWFUL!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha! Yes, I'm that predictable :) Which one are you reading? Lol. I can only imagine.

      Delete
  14. I actually quite enjoy cliffhangers. It makes me excited about the next book. But I agree with the love triangles. It's so irritating!
    I'm a new follower. Check out my FF :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think a book can be exciting without cliffhangers. I just feel like cliffhangers are a cop-out by the author.

      Delete
  15. Gahhh Cliffhangers make me want to throw stuff around, but I don't hate them. Depends on the book. xD I'm actually a pretty big fan of love triangles, if there written well. :P Again, it depends on the book. Thanks for stopping by! :D

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha! I really don't like things that make me want to throw things :) Kidding. No more love triangles! They are everywhere!!

      Delete
  16. I'm with you on both, they drive me nutso.
    I also kind of hate when the author overuses a word. Like, if the author puts the same word so many times that it starts jumping at me. I hate that.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog! OMG. THose cliffhangers and love-triangles. They drive me crazy but at the same time, I really want to read the next book. New follower via GFC!

    - Cindy
    http://bookaholicfaggots.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! They drive me crazy. But I don't like how they are starting to be so predictable.

      Delete
  18. I agree. Even though a book is part of a series it should still be able to stand alone, there shouldn't be a cliffhanger to make you want to buy the next one. The author should be able to build up enough anticipation that you want to buy the next book anyway.
    Love triangles are a pet peeve of mine. I simply don't like them especially since they seem to be everywhere.


    Old follower.

    My FF

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly!! I think love triangles drive me crazy even more because they are everywhere.

      Delete
  19. Hiya! Weirdly enough the two things you just mentioned are the things I enjoy most about a book! I'm a sucker for the dramarama!
    Cute site you have here, I'm a new follower, yay!

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

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You aren't the only one! I'm just so darn tired of them though. They are overused.

      Delete
  20. I get tired of love triangles too!! Especially when they are always the same. I don't mind if two guys like the girl but I like it better when a girl holds her ground and isn't swayed by the other boy.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hey!
    Thank you SO much for stopping by my blog!!! I really appreciate it!!!
    Great answer! I completely see where you're coming from!!!
    I'm a new follower!!! :D

    J.B. http://jbkantt.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete

I absolutely LOVE all comments! So please feel free to chime in with your thoughts, questions, opinions, or whatever else you have to say.

Don't forget to check back as I reply to comments. Dialogue is good right?

09 10