Friday, December 2, 2011

Feature and Follow Friday #22

Feature and Follow Friday is an awesome blog-hop hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read

This week's features are Laure @ Lauren gets Literal and Lalaine @ Fic Book Reviews and the questions is:
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! 
Cliffhangers – This happens often with series.  I understand that the author wants to keep us at the edge of our seat, but to me it is just plain cruel to make us wait a year or more for a resolution.  Even for a series, each and every book should have some type of closure. 

Too little information – I like a good mystery (as long as it’s not too scary), what I don’t like is when everything is a mystery until the very end.  Having to read 300 hundred pages and have all the action, and explanations in the last 30 pages, irks me to no end.  I have quit reading books half way through because nothing is happening!  Also, I don't like being confused.

When the teen is the “adult” – Why is it that parents or guardians are absent from teens lives so often in YA? In some books they have to fend for themselves, and even take care of their parents who are involved in drugs, alcohol and even mental illness.  Where are the other adults? Are there no neighbors, teachers, or friends to notice these things?
Also, I have another pet peeve related to books.  As you know, all bookish people love to buy, read and share books; therefore I let friends borrow my books.  Please don’t fold the pages to use as a bookmark, don’t read if you are eating, and don’t break and stain my books!

What are your pet peeves related to books?


  1. A great answer, I agree.

  2. Ooh, you'd get annoyed with me then - I turn down the corners of books all the time! New follower. If you'd like to pay me a visit I'm over at: http:\\

  3. Great answers, it bothers me when the teen seems to not have any supervision or guidance at all.

  4. I hate it when there're no parents either! It's not exactly realistic when it comes to a majority of the audience, so I find myself not connecting with them because I feel like there's no way that could happen. Great answer!

    Here's my FF!

  5. I totally agree. Too little information makes me have to put down the book so I can stare out into space and figure out the meaning when I could be getting to awesome parts! New follower :)

  6. I actually like cliffhangers haha! I like have a love hate relationship with them, I love the suspense but I don't like to wait!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  7. I've noticed the "absent parent" thing on a few lists already. Sure, there are some absent parents in life and I know that kids get away with a lot (I know I did), but some books just seem like parents don't pay attention to their kids, and that's simply not true for everyone. I do understand it for some of the books, but certainly not all. Great answers!

  8. One of my pet peeves is absent parents. It's just so 'convenient' for the parent to not be around to notice what their teenager is doing.

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    Waiting For Wentworth

  9. I agree that Cliffhanger are cruel but can be good. lol
    Also I hate when too little info is included, I want to be able to guess what will happen at the end of a a good book. New Follower. =]
    Here is My FF


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