Thursday, December 1, 2011

Follow Friday—1


RULES

To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

(Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee& Alison Can Read}
(Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers

If you’re new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!


QUESTION
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!

ANSWER
I absolutely hate it whenever an author writes said over and over again. There are so many other ways to say said, so it really ticks me off whenever that happens. Maybe it's just all those writing lessons on using oher ways to express said, but I seriously hate that. I also hate it when one second they're talking about one thing and then the next they're miles away. This doesn't happen often, but it drives me crazy when it does.

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25 comments:

  1. Great to see a new blogger join us for our Friday fun. I look forward to reading more posts from you. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me when you get a chance... http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday.html

    The Scarf Princess

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  2. hahaha! I know what you mean!

    Happy Friday!
    Here's my Follow Friday Post. Click, click, click!
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  3. Oh, good answer! That does really annoy me when it becomes noticeable.

    New follower!

    http://readingtopenguins.blogspot.com/2011/12/following-friday-13.html

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  4. I totally agree. I don't want to be able to notice how many times an author uses a certain word while reading. Said can be very popular too, so its even more noticeable.

    Welcome to Follow Friday! New follower here!
    My Follow Friday
    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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  5. Hopping through. I have little pet peeve words. Like using "took place" instead of "occurred." I don't know why it bothers me so much.
    New follower! Welcome to FF.
    My Hop

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  6. PS...congrats for already having CAPTCHA codes turned off despite being a new blogger.

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  7. Hi! Happy follow Friday. I'm a new follower.

    http://readinginthemountains.blogspot.com/

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  8. I like your pet peeve, because these days I'm always seeing SO many author posts about how you should never use anything BUT said, and it makes me feel paranoid whenever I do so in my own writing ;)

    New follower - it's exciting to be in your first ten :D

    My Follow Friday

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  9. Ah.. you are a brand new blogger. Wow! Off to a good start. I didn't find Follow Friday for over a year of blogging. Ha!

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  10. New follower. Oh that's bad. I know what happened in the last book, lets move on. I want to know what's happening now, not what happened in the past interesting answer.

    Come visit me as well.

    Grace
    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

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  11. Good answer! A lack of variety is definitely annoying. New follower :)

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  12. Welcome to Follow Friday!

    Oh I don't think I've seen a lot of "said", although it could be that my brain has been immune to the over use of it=/ Haha I remember when I would have to write a story for homework, I would always try to refrain myself from using "said" all the time!

    New follower:)

    jenn | my follow friday

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  13. Yes, it's true. When author repeats the same thing again and again, it can be boring!

    A new follower!

    Please check out my FF here:
    http://forget8me8not.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday-2.html

    And my 50 followers giveaway!
    http://forget8me8not.blogspot.com/2011/11/50-followers-giveaway-blood-bound-by.html

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  14. *sigh* Writing lessons? My editor had said that using said is universal, and that spicing it up with words other than said is both annoying and unnecessary. That's actually what most editors have said about said.

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  15. Great answer it can get quite annoying.

    New follower

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  16. hello i'm a new follower and have a great weekend!!

    http://kcs-books.blogspot.com

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  17. Great pet peeve, happy Friday!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday.html

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  18. I completely agree. The English language is so diverse that it's important to make sure you don't repeat the same word over and over again. Thesauruses exist for a reason!

    I'm a new follower. :)

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  19. Welcome to the blog hop. New follower here and can't wait to see more from you.

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  20. New follower here :0)

    I don't think I've read a book that has used that too many times, but it would annoy me if it did. An author should have a great vocabulary and a way with words. Great answer.

    Here's my FF

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  21. Aww hey! New blogger! Can't wait for your posts.

    YES! It's like HELLO SAID IS NOT THE ONLY VERB OUT THERE.

    New follower and I'd love a follow back if you have the time.

    Check out my FF post here

    Thanks!

    Molly
    Reading is my cup of tea

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  22. You know, I've never thought about it, but reading said over and over again really is annoying. Writers seem to have decent grasp of the English language, it's not that hard to find a thesaurus. :)

    Check out my post if you have the time! And I'm a new follower!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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  23. Hahah what a great pet peeve!!!! I realised I don't like that either just never really thought about it until you pointed it out!!!

    Great post. Love the blog especially the bright background!!! New follower:)

    Farhana
    My Post

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  24. New follower! I totally agree with what you're saying, in fact, it goes along with a peeve I have that I forgot to blog about, I hate when the dialogue doesn't sound like what people really talk like. You can check out what I did say in my blog here: http://misclisa.blogspot.com/2011/11/follow-friday-13.html

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  25. I totally agree with over decribing things you only ned to do it once I'm pretty sure we canremember something with only one description, new follower, here's mine
    http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/12/feature-and-follow-friday-7.html

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