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Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View and Alison at Alison Can Read. The point is to follow as many book blog as you can and make new friends! As part of the adventure, she gives a weekly question.

Here's the questions for this week:

Q: 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!



EDITING! I understand if the writer doesn't have proper spelling or grammar. Those things happen on a regular basis. My issue is when that makes it into a published book. One or two typos are forgivable; however, much more than that is a big deal breaker for me. To be blunt (as if I wasn't already ^_~), this also includes consistency. If you're going to spell a word one way (even if it is wrong), fine. But do that throughout the book. I loath it when I see the same word spelled different ways in every paragraph! How did that make it through editing?

After working for an epic-fail of a University newspaper, I am very willing to extend people some grace. However, if you're working for a professional company and editing books that will be seen by many people, DO YOUR JOB! I cannot say this enough: reread, reread, reread! Reread it until your eyes are crossed and you know it by heart. After that's done, DO IT AGAIN!

Secondly, the Deus Ex Machina. If you have to use it, your book is an epic failure!

A more detailed list of everything I hate in YA novels is in my Twilight rant ^_~

Sinn

19 comments:

  1. Reread until your blind. ;) LOL! Good point!

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  2. I love your response. It made me laugh. I adore your header. New follower :)

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  3. Yes! I agree! An eyesore!!!

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

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  5. MMmhmm. Complete agreement.

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  6. Yes I do agree with that as well, new follower, here's mine
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  7. Hopping through. Totally agree that editing is a huge deal. I can understand errors in self-pubbed books, although that's part of the reason why I don't read them. But if it's been professional edited, there's no excuse.
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  8. I agree. If you care about your writing, you should make sure to edit it properly.

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  9. what is the point of editors if they dont edit? Isn't that their job??

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  10. New follower. Very cute blog. I like your header a lot. Very nice point. Editors are supposed to edit the book, to make it the best that they can. Great point. I can understand it, if they are ARCs, but not in finished books. Come visit me as well.

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  11. Agree on the editing! Mistakes happen but when the book is riddled with them..ick.

    Thanks for stopping by Letters Inside Out!

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  12. It's true you're right.

    thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower

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  13. Well said, Sinn!

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  14. Agreed! Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog design :)

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  15. My biggest fictional pet peeve is error is the final product too. If an author isn't willing to put in the time to properly proofread their book why should I make time to read it?

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  16. Agreed! We understand that mistakes happen, but big ones have no place in published works!

    Thanks for stopping by!!

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  17. I really hate typos and grammatical errors!!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  18. LOL! love your response! made my day hahaa

    new follower!
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