Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by the wonderful Jennifer from Crazy For Books and Follow Friday is hosted by two great bloggers Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read

So starting with The Book Blogger Hop: This weeks question comes from Steph at The Fake Steph

Q: Is there a book that has been languishing on your TBR pile even though you spent months anticipating its release?

A: Oh wow! I cannot even tell you how many I have right now. I find that I covet so many books and when I finally purchase or receive them they end up sitting on my shelf for a long time. To name a few that I have right now. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead, Legend by Marie Lu, Rift by Andrea Cremer, Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin just to name a few. But yes I find that this does happen to me a lot :(

Follow Friday:
FF 2012 Feature & Follow #120

Q: What is a deal breaker for you in a book? 

A: Oh wow. I would have to say a slow plot build up is definitely a deal breaker. I am not one to wait 100 pages for something to happen. Not saying that every book has to explode from page one but I really hate slow plot build up.  And unrelateable character's. That is a turn off as well.


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 & 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.
    • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
    • 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.

Happy Friday and I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend! I am super excited to announce that I will be in Toronto on Saturday meeting the Wonderful Cassandra Clare! She is doing a book signing just as the filming of City of Bones wraps up in T.O I may or may not have some goodies to giveaway this upcoming week! Shhh I guess we will see :) 

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  1. I'm not one for slow-buildup either, but sometimes I force my way through the end because I can't stand the thought of leaving a book unfinished! XP

    old follower :)

    Here’s my FF
    And don’t forget to check out my blogoversary giveaway!

  2. Hi, new follower!

  3. OH yes, that is so true. Why didn't I think of that. I hate slow stuff. It's just so boring. New follower~

    - Cindy

  4. I agree. I prefer it when the stories get stright into it.

    New Follower :)

    You can follow me back @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  5. Haha guess I am the minority, I actually like slow build up. Especially in relationships.

    New follow.
    Alise - My FF Post

  6. I like your answer and agree about the slow build up and characters I can't really relate to :)

    - New Follower from

  7. I tried to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but the first two chapters were excruciatingly boring, so I didn't end up buying the book.
    Happy Friday!
    Here's my FF.

  8. I don't have so many problems with a slow build-up, but I don't like characters I can't relate to.

    FF @thedailyprophecy.

  9. NEW FOLLOWER....I have a lot of books waiting for me too.

    Stop by to read my post if you like.

    Silver's Reviews

  10. Good answer!! For me it depends on what the plot is. I can deal with a slow build in a romance, though I usually like those paired with some other plot in a story. I do think stories need a good hook, however, so when I write I will typically start a story at a dramatic moment or one where a character is intimately exposed in some way (not necessarily a naked way, lol) in order to really draw the reader in. New GFC follower.


  11. Very true, I agree with your answer.

  12. I have the same answer! :)

  13. Blog Hopping! We both mentioned Legend lol :)
    New follower :D

  14. Slow plot build-up can be a bummer. But I try to give up on books if I don't find them interesting. Sometimes I read longer into a boring book than I should, though!

    I’m a new follower by GFC. You can find my FF here.