01 December 2011

Follow Friday (4)

Welcome to another Follow My Book Blog Friday. Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

This week's question is: 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!

I have seen a lot of people saying insta-love. I dont' have a problem with this, my issue is with abrupt endings. I hate books that end only a couple of pages after the conclusion. Sometimes it is necessary, especially if the book is part of a series, and I accept this. But when a book is a stand alone we need a bit of closure to say a small goodbye to the characters we have just come to know. I don't find the abrupt ending too often, but when I do I feel so unsatisfied.

Happy Friday!


  1. I really don't like abrupt endings as well! Great post :)

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  2. My goodness, abrupt endings make me want to cry. I hate how I'm just reading happily along, and then, SUDDENLY, I turn the page and it's over! :P

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  3. I agree with the insta-love. It really doesn't bother me (unless the characters are completely annoying about it). Abrupt endings, though, are unfortunate. It's like the author didn't care enough to take the time to plan it out more.
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  4. You reminded me that I really hate cliff hanger endings that don't resolve ANY of the plot issues. I sould have put that in my list . Great thoughts! Have a great weekend.

  5. I agree about the abrupt endings. Especially when I'm reading an ebook, I get a kind of panic when I notice how many pages remain toward the end of a book. I'm always going, "there is no earthly way the author can spend a proper amount of time wrapping this up". :-)

  6. Yes, it can be annoying when there is a huge long build up and then it's all over in two or three pages.
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  7. Ooh this is a pet peeve of mine to I hate abrupt or anticlimatic endings!

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  8. I totally agree with you. I feel like you don't get a proper goodbye.

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    Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

  9. Hello!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Sorry, but I'm a few days late!

    I listed the same thing...abrupt endings just kill me! lol Sometimes it just ruins the whole journey you've had with the novel!

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    Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter