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Feature & Follow: 4th Edition

Thursday, October 25, 2012 § 8 Comments

Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read:
Gain Book Blog Followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! This week's features are The Y.A. Bookworm Blogger & Carmen Jenner.
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.
Well, let's see... love triangles, love triangles, and love triangles. It works for some books. The Infernal Devices? For some reason, it works for me. Twilight? Ehh, why not. But love triangles involving two brothers and a girl? Rarely ever works for me. Here's looking at you, Vampire Diaries (seriously, Bonnie is the only reason I continue to read). I just, I really can't. When the brothers are completely different and the girl is being pushed and pulled because "Oh, one brother is so sweet and lovely and everyone loves him and he makes me feel safe!" -- but -- "Oh, his brother is so broody and angsty and ~dangerous, let me love him so I can change him and make him a better person!" It's especially annoying when the brothers loathe each other then the girl tries to mend their relationship. Because of that, the guys obviously still hate each other but worship how nice she is for trying, as if the sun shines out of her ass. I also hate self-important heriones, so imagine how annoying it is when the girl is all, "My life sucks because I have two hot brothers fighting over me". Cringeworthy.

Love triangles obviously lead to "Team [Boy #1]" and "Team [Boy #2]". Then if authors are writing it for a series, that's pretty much all everyone thinks about is who the girl will end up with. Sometimes, authors even use that as central focuses: "This book in the series will be all about 'Girl/Boy #1', and the next book will shift focus onto 'Girl/Boy #2'... who will she choose in the conclusion?!?" I've been in enough online fandom communities to know that it never ends in lovely tea parties and cupcakes. Claws will come out, "Team" t-shirts will be made, and words will be said. It's frightening sometimes.

I got all riled up just thinking about that one! Lol. Negativity aside, have an amazing weekend everyone!

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