Oct 25, 2012

Follow Friday

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

Here are the general rules to Follow Friday:
1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
8. If your new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

This week's question is: 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.

MY ANSWER: I guess insta-love is one thing I cannot stand. I like buildup to romance. This goes for both YA and adult reads. I think I read about a decent amount of each where the love gets instant and I can't stand that!


  1. Hopping through. Definitely hate insta love. Too overdone.
    My Hop

  2. Yes. Yes x Infinity! X)
    And btw, I see you're about to read Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent--aldkjhfaldjfha I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THAT BOOK! I hope you enjoy it! :)
    Thanks for stopping by my FF

  3. Agree! It needs to build up and not have total love within a few pages of the book.

    Kinx's book Nook

  4. Thanks for visiting! I really agree!
    Old follower :)

  5. I honestly don't understand how insta-Love is still being written into books? Surely every author know's it just can't be pulled off? Hardly ever? :/

    I agree!

  6. I love the build up too...but I will admit insta-love doesn't bother me as much. Well....it depends...it hasn't to be written correctly. Like Kresley Cole can write insta-love and I will insta-love her!!! haha!

    Old follower. -Jenese- Readers Confession

  7. Insta-love bugs me too! Thanks for visiting my blogs! :D Happy Friday!

  8. I agree about insta-love. I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I think I deal with it better from adult reads than YA. I'm not really sure why I have that bias.

  9. Oh, I totally agree with you.
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  10. Haha, loads of us have gone for insta-love ;) It's a real pain, it switches my opinion of the character completely - I see them as rather naive and immature, compared to how I saw them previously.
    Rinn (My FF)

  11. Yuck, insta-love. It just doesn't work, does it? :)

    J'adore Happy Endings

  12. Agreed. Funny that so many of us picked that, yet there are so many books still featuring it!

    Old follower -Jessica @ Book Sake

  13. I think this is the number one answer today! And yet, even though we all hate it so much, it seems like many, many authors still continue to use it... and honestly, even despite that, we all still continue to love their books. Crazy! ;)

  14. I'm not a fan of it either.

    My F&F - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature-and-follow-11.html

  15. Thanks for stopping by my Friday Hop! Haha, I've seen most people say that today and I completely agree!

  16. Agree with you there!!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Old follower

    Addie @ READioactive Book Blog

  17. The insta-love got insta-hate around the book blogger world on this FF!! :) I think every other blog I've been to has this listed. As well they should!
    New GFC follower*
    Sarah's YA Blog

  18. Agree!!! Insta-love SUCKS!!

    Old follower-
    Come check out My FF

  19. A popular answer today, I agree.


  20. I'm kindof cheesy and sometimes like the insta love but depends on the book, LOL great answer thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm an old follower GFC so I followed Linky this time!!!
    Happy Halloween
    Book Review Club

  21. I agree when it comes to insta love ! It is so childish!

    New follower via GFC :)

    My FF Post :)

  22. Hello. Thanks for stopping by YA Society. I agree with the insta love problem. The characters can obviously have an instant attraction but it takes time to really fall "in love". Thanks for sharing.

    Peace & Love
    Crystal @ YA Society

  23. Your comment about Bella in your comment had me laughing out loud!! I totally agree! I also love the build up to a romance because it is usually quite sweet to see two people fall for each other! Hope you have a great weekend,
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  24. I hate insta love too, good choice!
    Old follower!

  25. Same here. I like the build up and the chase. Half the story is getting to know and falling in love with a person, how can you just skip all of that? LOL

  26. Good point.

    old follower

  27. Insta-love in a can, it causes global warming and cancer! I completely agree that multi-book build up is waaaay better! Ilona Andrews did this wonderfully in the Kate Daniels series :D

    I'm a new follower! My FFF is here: http://www.onstarshipsanddragonwings.com/2012/10/26/feature-follow-friday-2/

  28. Yeah, I agree. The slow build up is definietly more intriguing.

    Thanks for stopping by!!

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  29. I agree, instant-love can be very annoying! Sometimes though, if the books has really great characters, I'm able to look past it (emphasis on the sometimes :P) Thanks for stopping by my FF- old GFC follower!
    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

  30. I agree. It was one of my irritations too.

    New follower via GFC.

    My FF

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  31. Oh, I really don't mind insta-love, but I can totally get why you'r aren't very fond of it. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my F&FF, Jessica! :)


  32. I agree. I want a romance that blooms unexpectedly and it always brings the best. I love the feeling like I'm the one with lurching stomach whenever the couple falls together. :)
    Thanks for droppin by my FF!
    Old follower.

    Michelle Shouts Random

  33. I agree, insta-love is the worst!
    Great pick!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF'S for this week
    Book Me! and Carmen Jenner.com
    Happy Friday! =D

  34. I don't *always* hate instalove, but it has to be explained. For example, it happens in paranormal a lot, and I just like for the magic behind it to seem believable. If it a contemporary, non-paranormal book, I'm totally on board with hating it. ;-) Thanks for stopping by my blog this week! Old follower.


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