Thursday, October 25, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday



So I decided to give Feature and Follow Friday a try.  This is my really my first time to participate, but it seems like fun, and a great way to find new blogs who might know about books I don't, and to meet some new friends.  It is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read.


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.

I can't really think of a plot device that irritates me, but I know I really hate it when I read the following sentence, or a variation thereof, in any book:  "The smile did not quite reach his/her eyes."  It has been used in almost every book known to man.  The first person who thought of it was inventive, but now it's just a cliche.

What about you?



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13 comments:

  1. HAHA! So true. That phrase is EVERYWHERE.

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  2. Thanks for pointing that out!! I never noticed it so much before, so now I'm going to notice it everytime!! Lol!!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
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  3. Haha yes, that sentence IS everywhere.

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    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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  4. This really irritates me, too!

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  5. I never really thought of it like that :o
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    Rinn (My FF)

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  6. Never thought of it, but you are totally correct! :)

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  7. Oooo So true! I never thought of that! Brilliant answer!

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  8. That is ssssooooo true! I'm a new follower of yours via GFC and would love for you to visit me whenever you have a chance...

    The Scarf Princess

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  9. Good point. I recently read a book that had that in it!


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    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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  10. Thanks for commenting and following everyone. Glad to know I'm not completely alone on the smile reaching a character's eyes. LOL. I'll pop by and visit everybody.

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  11. Haha xD Now that you mention it, I now notice that it has been used everywhere, nice catch. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    Kaina @ These Flying Pages

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