Feature and Follow #7

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Q: What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book? For example, if an author employs an omnipotent narrator that is sometimes considered bad form.

A: Umm I think something that I’ve come across lately is when it’s at the end of a chapter something huge is happening and I’m dying to continue reading to find out what happens. But then the last line of the chapter gives away the outcome before it even happens, making me fine with putting the book down because I practically know the gist.

I think it’s meant to make you want to read more to find out how it happens but I find it does the opposite for me. It takes away the urgency of wanting to read the next chapter then and there. It completely deflates the excitement of the situation because the reader already knows how it will turn out, they just don’t know the exact details.

I like being kept in the dark until it happens so then I’m shocked or surprised. It’s way more fun that way!

And then of course insta-love is a HUGE trick that annoys me.

What irritates you the most?

Miss J

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20 thoughts on “Feature and Follow #7

  1. Interesting. I haven’t had that happen to me. I’ve had the cliffhanger at the end of the chapter where you want to read the next asap, but not one where the answer comes before the chapter ends. That would be a nuisance.

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  2. Great answer! I love your blog layout, so colorful and pretty :)
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  3. OMG this! I thought I was the only one this happened to. I was reading a book recently where this happened, jeez for the life of me I can’t remember which one it was though I’ve read so many lately haha. But yes I agree it does the opposite.

    New follower! I love your blog layout. :)

    • YES! That is exactly what I’m talking about! Or like:

      “Famous last words” After just saying something positive. It makes me get the gist that not all is well in the next chapter and that means I can put the book down because I know the gist of what’s going to happen. Just not how.

      It deflates me excitement for reading the next chapter :(

  4. Thanks for stopping by! Following back!

    I too hate those deflating moments. I’d rather be filled with excitement and urgency to read every last page than to know beforehand what’s going to happen.

  5. Hey! Thanks for your comment on my F&F! I think the last sentence of a chapter should make you want to read more. If it gives away what’s going to happen, what’s the point? The last sentence (or paragraph) is important because it convinces me to either read on or to put the book down and do something else.

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