Friday 3 February 2012

Follow Friday # 37

Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kickass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male? 

I read a huge range of books, so I couldn't say they all featured something such as a particular style of heroine.
But, what I look for in books is a good storyline that is well thought-out and executed. Believable and well-rounded characters that I can get behind. Descriptive prose, good dialogue and that extra spark that makes a book stay in your mind well after you've turned the final page.


  1. I completely agree. Just plain good storytelling makes all the difference. Reading to Penguins

  2. I agree! Description is good, just not too much of it.
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  3. Yup, you've described all favorite books of mine there. All of those qualities are important no matter the genre!

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  4. I also had a hard time truly describing my type of books. I do read and enjoy a lot !
    Happy Friday, I'm a new Follower.

    Danny @ Bewitched Bookworms

  5. Completely agree.
    New follower =)
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  6. I'm also an eclectic reader. But, I love fantasy so most of my favorite books have some sort of fantasy element in them.

    1. Good answer, just hopping by.

  7. Good writing, an interesting style, and something that's not the same old same old trumps over predictability any day. If the author can keep me guessing, so much the better.

    Happy Follow Friday, Nicki!

  8. Writing is the most important part. If the plot or style isn't well written, then it's not going to catch most people
    s attention.

    New follower :)

    Bri @ Kindling the Fire
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  9. I love a great dialogue! Some characters hardly communicate and I sometimes wonder how they can form relationships with each other when they don't even talk or share things.

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  10. Hopping through. I look for well rounded characters and good dialogue too. Such key things!
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  11. I love having a nice storyline in a book! It can keep me interested. Dialogue's also something that I like, especially if it makes me laugh! New follower!

  12. Kick ass heroines for me, all the way!
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  13. Hello! I am a new follower!! Found you via the blog hop! Can't wait to read your posts!