Friday, 2 November 2012

Feature & Follow #13


Feature and Follow Friday is host by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read and give bloggers a topic to discuss each week while discovering new blogs. 


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?


I haven't really come across a single reason that makes me give up on a book. I hate bad grammar and incorrect facts but I have only stopped reading one book because of the latter. 

There are things I don't like (love triangles, insta-love, etc) but I can usually keep reading anyway if the rest of the story is good enough. 

I rarely DNF books and for me to do so the book needs to be really really bad. Thus far, I haven't come across many books I've had to give up on. I like to give a book a fair go, and I have a tendency to steer away from books that I might give up on, thanks to all the awesome reviewers out there that I follow. 


How about you? Leave me your link in the comments so I can see your answer. =)


26 comments:

  1. I don't think I've ever not finished a book. I've stopped for a moment and gone back to one but never not finished it. Even if there are things that annoy me.

    old follower

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  2. I agree, the book has to be horrendously bad for me to put it down.

    Old follow.
    Alise - My FF Post

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  3. I'm normally good at finishing books too. The novel has really got to be terrible if I can't finish it.

    I'm an old(ish) follower. But here's my FF if you want to see my answer :)

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  4. Definitely agree! There are things that can annoy me but I rarely stop reading a book because of them unless they are really horrendous!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. I totally agree. I rarely give up on a book because of certain things. A lot has to be bad for me to give up.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. I have just given up on 'The Iron Fey' series . . the love triangle was just too much (and Meghan UGH!!!) . . .maybe I'll go back to it . . .
    my link is http://kvlovesbooks.blogspot.co.uk/ if you'd like to come back x

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  7. I don't really give up on books either.

    New follower! :) My FF

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  8. I feel the same way! I rarely DNF a book, and though there are many elements that I don't like - including love triangles - there's always exceptions to the rule.

    New Follower!
    My FF

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  9. That's a great answer, and I am the same. I stalk the book on Goodreads and trust in my fellow bloggers that a book is good. There are a couple of series that I haven't read because of this. I rarely DNF a book too! I learned from experience with one book that was compared to Romeo and Juliet.. the first 60% was crap, but the ending was amazing and I cried!
    Here's my FF.
    Ashley
    #BookNerd

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  10. It is also very rare that I give up on a book, but there are still some things that I consider deal-breakers; and that make me give a very low rating and a negative review :)

    I am an 'old' follower, here's my FF post for this week.

    Have a fantastic Friday!

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  11. Great answer! Considering how many books I read, I DNF about 1 out of 35. That only happens when I just can't bare to go on.

    I usually just try to read through my pet peeves.

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  12. Great answers. I'm not a fan of insta-love either. Old follower. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

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  13. Great answer :) I'm glad to hear you like most of the books you read!

    FF @thedailyprophecy.

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  14. Great answer. I agree. I will finish a book most of the time, so there aren't many deal breakers, only things I don't like some of the time.
    Thanks for stopping by and following. Following you back via GFC.
    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

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  15. Hi Sabina,

    New follower via GFC. Just wanted to stop by, read your answer and say thanks for following The Book Asylum! I am one of those who can't stop reading a book either, even if it's annoying the hell out of me. I have to finish. Very rarely do I not finish. I usually hold out hope that there's something great coming, you know? :)

    Happy Friday!

    Meg

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  16. Too many characters is one of mine.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/11/feature-follow.html

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  17. I've only DNF'd one book, and I only got like 3 chapters in so I didn't really give it much of a chance. The writing was just too boring and hard to follow. I will probably go back to it one day, but currently, nope.

    Old follower

    -Ariel
    My FF

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  18. I agree with you completely, great answer! I've only DNF-ed 2-3 books ever. I'm usually to stubborn to quit reading but in some rare cases it was so bad that I gave up completely. I mentioned editing in my FFF this week as well. Thanks for sharing :)

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows
    (old follower)

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  19. Nice answer. Most of the time I don't give up on books but I have a few. they have to really be bad or just not hold my attention at all. my FF http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/11/follow-friday-37.html new follower.

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  20. I try not to give up either but sometimes I have just had to. New follower via GFC and linky

    My FF

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  21. I definitely agree with you. It takes a lot for me to give up on book and fortunately it hasn't happened yet. Thanks for stopping by my FF Old follower.

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  22. I used to hate giving up on books, because I put that time in I want to say I've read it! But lately with so many books to read, if it's not clicking I do give it. Still makes me sad.

    Thanks for stopping by my post, I'm a new follower!

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  23. I try to give books a good attempt at finishing them, too. Unless I have a very good reason, I don't fully give up on a book the first time around. I generally try the book again if I can't get through it the first time. Never know when it's just an issue of what mood I'm in.

    I’m a new follower by GFC. You can find my FF here.

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  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Good answer ;)

    Old follower
    Cindy @ http://bookaholicfaggots.blogspot.com

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  25. Great answer! I always try to finish books too. Even if I don't end up liking it, I just like to give the book a chance and have a well formed opinion of it. But unfortunately, lately there have been a few I DNF. I think the more books I have in my TBR pile, the less chances I'm going to give a bad book. I'd just rather not waste my time on a book I'm not enjoying when I have a huge pile of possibly amazing books to read!

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  26. Love your answer! I also try to finish books, but I think I've got a few DNFs, mostly because it gets too predictable/boring/I no longer care what happens.
    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog, I’ve returned the favor :)
    Katie @ Fiction Predictions

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