Thursday, December 1, 2011

Follow Friday & TGIF * 12/2 *

Follow Friday! #38

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It's a great way to meet new blogger friends!

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don’t like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it!

A. I'm definitely NOT a fan of the Insta-love. I mean, come on... I know it can happen quickly, especially with teens, with raging hormones that can't seem to control. But still, don't make it happen in a days time!!!

Love Triangles are another peeve for me. Sometimes they work, rarely... But most times they don't. I always end up rooting for the wrong person, and then I get ticked when the girl doesn't pick my guy! :)

What's your peeves???

TGIF at GReads #6

TGIF at GReads is a Friday Feature hosted by Ginger at!

Writing Reviews 101: What's your process for writing book reviews? Any tips or suggestions you would recommend to other bloggers?

I try to keep my reviews as simple as possible. I talk about the characters, about the story, and then give an overall verdict. It works for me. Sometimes I take notes when I'm reading a book, and add what's in the notes into my review. It definitely keeps me from forgetting what I wanted to write. (Which happens often!)  Everyone has their own way to do reviews, this is just what seems to work for me. :)

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  1. There have been a few love triangles that really ticked me off.

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  2. Ugh, I'm taking notes from you. I still haven't figured out how to write a short review. Me = FAIL.

  3. Hopping through. In theory, I like to keep my reviews simple too, but once I get writing it's hard to stop. So my reviews end up being quite long.
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  4. Those are some great answers! You had me laughing out loud with the insta-love. I know how you feel; I despise it too. I mean, come on, you've known this sparkly dude for a day and you just know he is your soul mate? Not buying it.

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  5. Yes! I wrote about instalove too! It drives me insane when I see characters fall madly in love in literally days. Its the most unrealistic thing imagineable, moreso than vampires and werewolves to me. Give us depth in the relationships please!

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  6. Hi! Happy follow Friday. I'm a new follower.

  7. Love triangles = bleh

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  8. Instalove was my pet peeve too :D

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  9. Love at first sight= fake, fake, fake. It's just not real, no matter what the author might say.

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  10. I too dislike instant love (it just isn't realistic for me) and I especially dislike love triangles when they're not written well.

  11. ooh, i have so many pet peeves, here's what i said

  12. Yes! I agree with Love Triangles!

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  13. Yeah so don't love insta love! And love triangles, like you said, can be good. There was only one that I recall where the girl didn't end up with the guy I wanted her to be with. Usually though I root for the right guy though.

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  14. I totally agree with insta-love. I am fine for the author mentioning this intense connection. However, call it what it is...LUST! Don't have your characters declaring undying love after the first meeting. I get that teenagers have heightened emotions, but not to that extent.

    I usually end up picking the wrong guy too (there have a been a few times I have chosen the right one, but it's rare).Love triangles are rarely done right... I love the Will/Tessa/Jem dynamic from Cassandra Clare's series though.

  15. I am so with you on the insta love! I don't mind if there's an instant attraction because that obviously happens, but when they get into the "I can't function for even a single minute without being in your presence" after knowing one another for 2 days I get irritated:) Hope you have an awesome weekend Christy! And sorry my strawberry butt cheeks scared you this morning:)

  16. hello i'm a new follower!! have a great weekend!!

  17. Just hopping by, happy Friday!

  18. I hear ya about the insta-love. *rolls eyes* I mean really!? Who falls in love at the snack of their fingers? Absolutely ridiculous. LOL!

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  19. oh yes, love triangles are making pet peeve list for quite a few bloggers.

  20. Hey Christy, Insta-love can be totally anti-climactic, I would way rather watch two characters fall in love and understand the reasons for it than just them laying eyes on one another an BOOM insta-love!
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  21. A lot of persons choose this answer, I don't think it really bother me, id depends on the book.

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  22. I think most people agree insta-love is annoying! I LOVE love triangles, but think I'm in the minority there...I always end up rooting for the wrong guy as well though =/

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  23. Oh I agree with insta-love! It's actually my answer too. It annoys me when a female character falls *deeply* in love with a male character even if she just met him for the first time. Yikes.

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  24. Hi! I'm a new follower and I like your blog! I totally agree with you about love triangles. You can check out my pet peeves at:

  25. Hi! New follower. nice blog site, and agree with your pet-peeve about love triangles. especially if she chooses the wrong guy. lol

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