It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
- Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
- Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - Book That Thing! and Little Read Riding Hood.
- Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
- 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.
- 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 want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
- If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
Hmm. This is a tough question. I usually either like a character right off the bat or I really don't. The other thing that makes this a tough question is that I haven't read very many series in which one character is the central feature. For example, I've read James Bond, but I figured out right off the bat that he was kind of a dim sexiest jerk, so I didn't fall in love with the character only to be disappointed later. I do get annoyed when a character has wild swings in their personality in order to make some story element or another work. If you are writing a story and you need a character to behave in a manner entirely contrary to the personality you've developed for them in order to make a story line work, then you should either change the storyline or lay the groundwork for the personality traits needed to make the story work. One example would be the character of Arthur in Bernard Cornwell's Winter King series who acts wildly out of character in Enemy of God in order to make the story of Tristan and Isoulde work. Through most of the series Arthur is a maverick, bending or breaking rules to achieve his goals. But when he is dealing with King Mark and Tristan, Arthur suddenly becomes a stickler for the letter of the law for no real apparent reason other than if he didn't the story wouldn't end as a tragedy. This sort of left-turn in a character's persona always annoys me. On the other hand, Arthur got over that and went back to being his more established character, but this just makes the entire subplot in question seem false and artificial.
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