December 2, 2011

Follow My Book Blog #8

Follow Me Friday is a book meme hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. #FF is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort
between bloggers.  In order to join in the fun, all you need is well . . . A book blog(yay us!)
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This week’s question:
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!
My pet peeve is when an author doesn’t make the characters realistic or believable.  When the character is not given a personality of its own, or any depth.
Also I get a little annoyed when there’s too much “teen speak”…where every other word is “like”, and every interaction is met with all words slangy…
Agree? Disagree?
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  1. Alison Can Read

    Hopping through. It's funny that books typically use filler words less than in real life – like “like.” If someone recorded my speech, half the sentences would end with “you know what I mean?” – which is my favorite automatic phrase lately. So many habits to break.
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  2. Agrippina Legit

    I really dislike it too when characters have no real personality. It's particularly annoying when it's the main love interest and we're somehow supposed to understand the protagonist falling for that characterless bloke!

    New follower :)

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  3. RhiannonPaille

    I agree! Happy Friday!

  4. Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    Far fetched characters get on my nerves. It's hard to stand them for a full book.

    I'm a new follower. :)

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  5. Roxy

    Ugh. I hate books that have “teen speak” because it's just not timeless. It makes characters unrealistic. I'm a teenager and I don't know anybody who talks like that. Oh, yeah and I hate boring characters. They make me want to shut the book I'm reading and throw it out a window. Disgrace.
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  6. Over used teen-speak can get on my nerves…but I have just as much trouble with teens that talk like philosophers.

    But limited teen-speak sounds natural or maybe a minor character who does it a lot–usually as part of the proof that she (typically it is a girl) is immature. I can handle it generally because I am not expected to like that character anyway. :)


  7. Kelly

    I find the House of Night novels are T-E-R-R-I-B-L-E for teen speak/slang. It just makes for really unbelievable characters – other then in books/movies, I don't know anyone who speaks like that!

    New Follower!:)

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  8. Lisa Mandina

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following back! I feel the same to a degree. But I also need the conversation to sound realistic, and not like it's being written for a school paper with proper grammar and such.

  9. Sandra

    I do not like the 'teen speak' in YA books. I find it distracting if it is used too much. I have 2 teens and they don't speak slang all of the time.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    New Follower!
    Waiting For Wentworth

  10. Chloe Booklover

    I totally agree with you! Characters must have depth for the book to be enjoyable!!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Chloe @ YA Booklover Blog

  11. Lauren

    It makes it so hard to get on board with a characters that have nothing to them!

    Thanks for stopping by, I'm a new follower :)

  12. Mandroid

    I luckily am pretty good at avoiding books full of teen speak, but when I do find it, it's probably one of the only things that would make me put a book down in the middle of it and not come back.

    Thanks for stopping by! New follower!

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