Saturday, November 3, 2012

Follow Friday - On Old Televisions 83 Was the Highest UHF Channel

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:
  1. 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.
  2. Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - Fiction Predictions and Love, Literature, Art, and Reason.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. 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.
  5. 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".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: What is a deal breaker for you in a book? For example, do you abhor love triangles? Or can’t deal with bad editing?

Bad editing. I can read almost any story, about almost anything, but if it is badly edited, I struggle to get through it. Mostly because my brain starts trying to edit the book inside my head as I go, and then I am pulled out of the story as I try to figure out what in the world the author meant, and what would be the best way to clean up a sentence to make that meaning come across.

As a side note, I will say that bad editing is what makes me shy away from self-published books. Not all self-published books are badly edited, but bad editing (or in some cases, no editing) is so prevalent in self-published works that one has to be careful when choosing them. While I can usually expect that a traditionally published book will have at least competent editing, the same does not hold true for self-published works, and my most frequent criticism of self-published books that I have reviewed has been their lousy editing.

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  1. I completely agree! I put down a book recently for this.... So sad.

    Old follower, here is my FFF

  2. @M: It is sad to see what could have been a decent book ruined by bad editing, isn't it?