Friday, 2 November 2012

Feature & Follow Friday - November 2, 2012

Hello Everyone and Welcome to this week's Feature and Follow Friday! I hope everyone is still riding high on their Halloween candy sugar rushes! I didn't get to really do much for Halloween this year, as we were supposed to move yesterday... but that didn't happen. There are a select few people out there who I want to strangle, but that is another story for another day!

This weeks features are both new to me, so its very nice to meet you both :)

First from Parajunkee, we have Katie at
Fiction Predictions
I was lucky enough to be Katie's 99th follower, which of course takes me to the "I've got 99 problems but the B---- ain't one" place from my younger years. Oh Jay-Z *sigh*

Anyway, back to Katie. Katie appears to be pretty new to the blogging world, but she looks to have great taste in books, so you should stop by and visit her!

Second, from Alison Can Read, we have Megan at

Love Literature Art and Reason

Megan has been blogging for about as long as I have been, and she has reviewed quite a few books that I haven't yet heard of, so I may have to log onto Goodreads and check them out! She is also a Team Stefan, which you really don't see a whole lot of (but I can relate - as by the books, I am too {by the show though, I'm totally torn - I love both!!}) So, if you haven't yet, drop by her blog and say hello!

This week's question is:

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?

A: I think for me it really depends on the book. If there is something I like about the book (the actual story, the characters, etc.) I can look past a lot of things that would have been a deal breaker in other books. One thing that does bother me a lot though is when you can tell an author busts out a thesaurus every now and then. I hate when a book is mostly done in simple easy to understand language and then all of a sudden a word like 'Masticating' is thrown in there. It just doesn't fit, pick a style and go with it. I know that it's nice to use different words for things instead of just saying 'said' all the time, but you still need to make sure your target audience knows what the F you are talking about! 


  1. You are right, if I'm liking the book/story I overlook a lot of things.

    New follower :-)

  2. Agreed, I overlook things if I'm enjoying a book. But yeah, it is annoying when authors throw out big words unnaturally. Thanks for stopping by and following. Following you back via GFC.
    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

  3. HA! I haven't come across that problem yet, but I'm sure I would be like, "What the hell does that mean?" lmao.

    Thanks for stopping by mine!
    Old Follower
    -Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

    1. Sometimes you can tell by the way its used in a sentence what the likely meaning is, but even when that happens it's crazy annoying to me!

  4. lol. Great answer, choice of words really does matter. Old follower. Thanks for sharing and visiting my FF. =]

  5. I haven't had to break out the dictionary to understand their thesaurus word in quite a while! =)

    New Linky Follower

    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

  6. I never thought about that, but it is so true! That does happen sometimes and I usually just skip right over the word like it isn't there. I absolutely love your blog design. The colors are great. :)
    New follower via GFC!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. LOL that, surprisingly, doesn't happen to me all that often, but when it does, I'm always too lazy to actually look up the meaning of the word! X)
    Thanks for stopping by!
    old follower :)

  8. That's one of the problems I find most annoying! You can just tell the word is from a thesaurus, because the only other explanation is that the author doesn't know anything about flow and prose!
    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog, I’ve returned the favor :)
    Katie @ Fiction Predictions