Friday, 2 December 2011

First Friday of December!

Another Friday means more blog hopping!!!
This weeks Follow Friday (hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee) question 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!


Well, it all depends on the genre. To be honest, if we take books in general I have one MASSIVE pet peeve: I do not like paranormal fiction. I am not one of those hardcore Twilight-haters, I just do not think most of the books are that original. Plots are often the same and although entertaining, I like to be surprised by a book. 

Next to that I do not really like those books with love at first sight. That is just not what usually happens. Also, love-triangles are a bit overused. Sometimes they work, as in 'Never Let Go'. But the typical boy meets girl, boy leaves, girl turns to boy 2, boy 1 comes back and girl cannot choose is overdone!!

Book Beginnings is hosted by A Few More Pages

I just started reading 'Asenath' by Anna Patricio. Here are the first few lines. 
'The Nile had just flooded, leaving the ground moist, rich and black. The children of our riverside village, I among them, frolicked about in the cool, gooey earth. In the distance, the ancient river circled the land, glittering with a thousand tiny dancing lights from the sun-god's Boat of a Million Years.'
 

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post on Freda's Voice.

I slightly cheated because the book I am reading doesn't have more than 56 pages, so this is the 15th. This is from Page 15 in 'Aslauga's Knight' by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque.
"I make known to all," she said, with solemn earnestness, "that according to the just decree of my imperial uncle, this hand can never belong to a vanquished knight, however noble and honourable he may otherwise have proved himself."
What about you? Anything you do not like about books? Don't forget to follow FF Feature Fic's Book Reviews!  Comment your link and I'll come and visit you! :)

14 comments:

  1. Very descriptive excerpts! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  2. Never Let Go actually sounds interesting. :)

    New Follower. Come see my Friday too! Also don't miss my "The Cowboy and The Vampire Weekend!" with 5 Star Review, Guest Blog, Co-author Interview and a Signed Book Giveaway!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by. I'm the opposite I can't read a lot of contemporary books, need the paranormal to lose myself. I do agree that they can start to blend together and sound the same.

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  4. When adding your link to the Linky, just add the URL in its place, do not add your name or comment unless in the box provided. Thank you.

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  5. Love at first sight storylines are awful. New follower :)

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  6. I love the first quote. Sounds like a good start to a story.

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  7. I just finished reading Asenath, and I look forward to reading your review. Great Friday 56 too!

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  8. Nice. Interesting variety of stuff you are reading. Have a great weekend.

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  9. Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Very interesting 'Friday 56'. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Asenath sounds interesting. As for books I don't like - horror and vampire books are high on my list of books to avoid.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and in answer to your question - yes I will be reviewing The Crocodile Bird when I've read it.

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  11. thanks for visiting.. love the books I find here everytime

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  12. Thanks for dropping by my blog, following you back.

    I couldnt agree more with our pet peeves. so true.

    ♥Ficbookreviews♥

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  13. I hate when point of view constantly changes without warning. I don't want to have to stop and try and figure out who is narrating.
    Ann

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