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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Follow Friday #37

This Weeks Follow Friday Question:
What is a deal breaker for you in a book? For example, do you abhor love triangles? Or can't deal with bad editing?
  
The deal breaker for me is when I cannot relate to the main character in anyway. If there isn't a connection I can't continue on, because the entire time I am just complaining to myself about how awful this main character is and everything he/she does I judge and criticize. If I can't understand where a character is coming from or why they are doing what they are doing then why would I bother wasting my time reading it, when I am just getting angry the whole time? Bad editing is another thing that irks me, but it has never stopped me from reading the book. 





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16 comments:

  1. Oh I so agree with this. I find myself rooting against a main character that is not easy to relate to.


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  2. PatriciaBookExhibitionismNovember 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    Similiar here. I need to be able to somewhat relate to the characters.. If I don't understand *why* they are flawed, then they just annoy the heck out of me. Almost as bad as "perfect" characters. And ooh. Completely forgot to put bad editing on my list.

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  3. And who wants to be annoyed? No one lol Thanks for stopping by =D

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  4. Jessica@a GREAT readNovember 2, 2012 at 2:50 AM

    You make a good point there. I want to be able to connect with the MC as well. No matter if their a teen or adult. You need some sort of connection in order to care for them!

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  5. Good choice. I need a connection with at least one of the characters to make me care about what's happening.

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  6. Great answer, Becky. The MC definitely needs to be relatable! I agree. Old follower. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

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  7. I agree, not being able to relate to a character makes a book really drag for me too.

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  8. I definitely agree. I need to understand a character in order to understand their actions. If I can't stand a character, I'm like you, judging and criticizing them. Great answer.

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  9. I totally agree.

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  10. Exactly. I usually read YA, because I can easily relate to most, but there have been Adult's that i've been able to related to, as well as ones I haven't. Without a connection there is nothing there for me lol

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  11. Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  12. Thank you for returning the follow =)

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  13. I do that too lol. I agree, good answer.

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  14. Totally agree with your answer! In my opinion, one of the most important factor of a good book is a relatable main character, otherwise, why should I keep on reading?Thanks for the comment over at my blog earlier! I've
    followed you back!

    Thanks for visiting and commenting over at my blog earlier!
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