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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Feature & Follow (7)

Posted by Charlene // Tags: ,

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet  people and gain more  followers in the book blogging community.

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?

One thing recently that bugged me, was switching perspectives in the story.  If it is done well and consistently than I don't mind, but this story switched just twice to two different characters just so it could give a little backstory.  It seems sloppy to me, and it would better serve the story to find a way to include that information with the one first person narrator.

I do also hate bad writing.  And poorly developed romances.  

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  1. Ooh that's one of my pet peeves too! I rarely end up liking a book that switches POVs.

    new follower :)

    Here’s my FF
    And don’t forget to check out my blogoversary giveaway! :)

  2. Yep. I agree with you. Switching the POV's without telling the readers. And we don't even know whose talking! LOL. New follower via GFC!

    - Cindy

  3. Yeah! That can be quite confusing. I think sticking to one POV is better.

    New Follower :)

    You can follow me back @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  4. Agreed. POV, romance, and writing all need to be handled with care. Old follower. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

  5. I agree with you on multiple POVs. It's like the author got lazy and asked us to do her job.

    New follower! Here's my F&F Friday post :)

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

  6. I'm with you in all of those. It really gets confusing if different POVs aren't done well.

    I'm a new follower (via GFC)! :)

    Click HERE for my FF.

    Louisse @ The Soul Sisters

  7. I'm a new follower . . your blog is gorgeous!!! Changing perspectives can be done well but often doesn't flow . . . my link is http://kvlovesbooks.blogspot.co.uk/ if you'd like to hop back xx

  8. I like two POV's as long as that's how the book starts out.. I don't think I would like a book if it changed in the middle. Great Answer and happy Friday!
    Here's my FF.

  9. Poorly developed romance: hate it! Great answer.

    New Linky follower!
    FF @thedailyprophecy.

  10. Good answer, alternating POV's can easily go bad if they're not done right. I also hate poorly developed romances! Thanks for sharing, new follower via GFC :) Here's my FFF

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  11. Agreed. When it's done well, it's great, but when it's not... ugh.
    Thanks for stopping by and following. Following you back via GFC.
    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

  12. I agree.


  13. I agree, changing povs can be good if it is done right and it flows well. If it's done badly it's a train wreck.

    my FF http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/11/follow-friday-37.html

  14. luckily I haven't encountered books that just switch POVs once or twice, but I can imagine how annoying it would be!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  15. I hate poorly developed romances as well..and there are a LOT Of them unfortunately!

  16. I agree about poorly developed romances.

    I am following you back!

  17. I don't mind it when the POV changes, but I hate it when the POV switches mid-chapter, or worse, flips back and forth between heads with no break at all! Why would someone wright like that?

    I'm a new follower on GFC. You can see my FF here

  18. Very true! I love multiple POV's if it is done correctly.

    New follower

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  19. I can totally understand that. I'm not a huge fan of alternating POVs - sometimes it works beautifully, though, so it isn't a deal breaker for me.

  20. I don't really mind about it as long as I can still catch up to the story line :D
    Check out MY FF

  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yep. I agree. Switching POV's can be annoying sometimes. Old follower~

    Cindy @ http://bookaholicfaggots.blogspot.com

  22. I find it difficult to deal with too many point of views too, too many characters in just a few pages and plot roles. Also I don’t find bad edited books very attractive, and this can turn out to be a deal breaker in the end. Love triangles I can deal, but I’m getting tired of reading the same things in romance books...

    Murphy's Library

  23. Switching perspectives dont bug me as much as poorly developed romance do it just like *facepalm* Awesome answers and thanks for stopping by my blog :D

    New Follower via GFC

    Kaina @ These Flying Pages

  24. I'm a fan of switching POV when it's done right, but hate it when it's sloppy and lazy! And yes, poorly developed romance is the quickest way to turn me off a book :(
    Thanks for the comment over at my blog earlier! I've followed you back!
    Katie @ Fiction Predictions