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Follow Friday #15

2 Dec 2011

Follow  Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can Read!

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!

INSTA-LOVE. (I have a feeling this one's going to be a popular pet peeve!) There's an awful amount of insta-love  in YA books these days. I have to admit, I used to enjoy it, but I think I've finally grown out it! Now, I can't stand it when a girl and guy INSTANTLY fall in 'love' with each other upon meeting for the first time! Then they're all over each other and thinking they'll be together forever. Seriously. GET REAL.

NON-STOP KISSING/MAKING OUT. Okay this is mainly referring to Twilight, but I'm sure there are other books out there where every two pages, you read about the main character + boyfriend/whatever kissing or making out. Please. We know you 'love' each other, but we don't need to rub it in our face. 

I guess my main problem with YA books is the romance. There are others of course (I'm a picky person!), but I more lenient with them!

What about you? Any Pet Peeves when it comes to books? Comment below!


  1. Amanda P @ Paranormal Romance7 September 2012 at 18:53

    You're right intsa-love is a very common theme tonight.

    new follower

    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance
    Books, Shopping & Rock N' Roll

  2. Tough question, but maybe anything by Sarah Alderson - I loved Hunting Lila!

  3. Jennifer Messerschmidt7 September 2012 at 18:58

    haha yes I posted about this and the last blog I visited posted about this too! But hey at least maybe the authors might start listening!
    Visit my Follow Friday!

  4. Jessica@a GREAT read7 September 2012 at 18:58

    That was mine too! Although I didn't think to call it insta love! ;)

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Great post and I totally agree!

    Stop by my follow Friday!

  6. Aeicha @ Word Spelunking7 September 2012 at 18:59

    Insta-love is my main pet peeve too! I just hate it!

    I'm a new follower :)
    Here's my FF

  7. Trying to find to comment on the giveaway hop.
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    Adore your wall paper, It is cold here in Canda.
    thanks for the great giveaway, as I love to read
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