This is my very first time participating in the Feature & Follow. You can find more information over at the hosting blogs Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.
The purpose is basically to meet fellow bloggers and gain some new followers, what's not great about that?!?
This week's question is:
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: One thing that annoys the heck out of me is dispassionate romances. I can wrap my head around an insta-love every once in a while (ahem, Twilight, ahem). It's not my fave, I do prefer a slow, steady build-up burn of passion, but sometimes it does work. However, what I can't stand is when the romance between two characters is forced, cold, and sparkless. I can def think of a couple books that made me feel that way. If the romance is a large part of the book and I can't connect with it...well. You know. :)
I ALSO hate, detest, abhor vague crappy endings. Sometimes I feel the author's cop-out at the end. I'm talking about either a stand-alone or the last book of a series. I just finished one yesterday and the ending completely left me unsatisfied and cursing. I'm not talking about needing a happy ending, just one that makes me feel closure. Yeah.
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