Oct 25, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday {11} ~I'm Featured !



Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read!

This is a pretty special Feature and Follow Friday because The Y.A. Bookworm Blogger is being featured this week [inserts squealing] !!! Thank-you to Parajunkee for featuring me and congratulations to Carmen who is being featured on Allison Can Read =)

{My Feature Answers}

1. When did you start blogging?
I started my blog on January 4, 2012 :)

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?
My favourite part about book blogging would definitely have to be being able to connect with my readers. I just love the idea that one of my reviews might introduce someone to a fabulous read that they never would have picked up before! 

3. What is your favorite book(s)?
City of Bones By: Cassandra Clare
Vampire Academy By: Richelle Mead
Obsidian By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Blue Bloods By: Melissa de la Cruz
.....the list goes on !

4. What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
There have been so many great things that have come from book blogging, but I think the best thing would have to be the people I've met and talked to along the way! There are so many great bloggers out there that I've gotten to know and have been able to "fan-girl" with (swooning over fictional boys alone just isn't as fun :P) 


{This Week's Question}

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.

I don't think I'm necessarily irritated by any writing devices, but I do get frustrated when they aren't cleverly/properly used. For example, I get really annoyed when authors use foreshadowing in such an obvious way- I hate it when authors give away sooo many hints that I end up predicting the ending. I think foreshadowing is the best used when I can re-read a book and find something that makes me go...

If you're a new follower then please be sure to let me know in the comments- I will be sure to follow you back ! Thanks again to Parajunkee for featuring me this week! Be sure to leave your FF links below, see you next Friday!

Your Y.A. Bookworm,
Caitlin <3


103 comments:

  1. Hey there! Congrats on being featured. (: I'm a new follower~!

    http://bookaholicness.com

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  2. I agree there are no specific things that bother me but some things that are not done well sometimes that bug me.

    old follower

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    1. It can be so frustrating when they aren't used well- thank you so much for stopping by !

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  3. Yay for being featured! I think sometimes hints are supposed to be given, that way the astute reader can see the ending coming, so nothing is overly shocking. You need to know where the author was going in the first place. But yeah, when the hints are too obvious it can be a bit of a downer.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I agree, a book does need some hints but if its too obvious, I get really frustrated. Thank-you for stopping by!!! Happy Friday :)

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  4. Yay for being featured! New follower! LOL. I find it funny when authors do that. Haha. I feel cool because I know what happens. I haven't come across many authors who do that though!

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    1. Really?! There's a few books on my shelf that definitely have this problem- thanks so much for the FF love! =)

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  5. Congrats on being featured Caitlin!! :D
    And YES. Great pick! The foreshadowing in The Book Thief frustrated me so much!!

    Here's my FF

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    1. Thank-you so much Joie! I just finished stopping by your FF! :)

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  6. Hopping through. I think that authors can do almost any writing trick well. But it is so easy to screw up.
    My Hop

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    1. I totally agree! Thanks for stopping by Alison =)

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  7. Congrats on being featured. Loved your answer to the question!

    Old follower :)

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  8. My F&F

    Congrats on being featured. I loved your answer to number 1.

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  9. Congratulations on being featured this week!

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  10. Congratulations on being featured! I just reviewed a book with horrible foreshadowing, so I know what you mean.
    New follower. My FF: http://moonlit-librarian.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature-and-follow-friday-october-26.html

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    1. Thanks- glad to see someone who understands :) I followed you back !

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  11. I don't like it when the authors who hint too much either. I like the build up of the story and the element of surprise!

    Here's My FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    Old Follower :)

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    1. Exactly! The element of surprise is the best part =) Happy Friday!

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  12. Hi! New follower here!

    Congrats on being the featured blog! I also hate when the foreshadowing is completely obvious. It ruins the suspense. On a side note, how are you reading FINALE? I thought it wasn't released yet? I am soooo very jealous *pouting*. :)

    Peace & Love
    Crystal @ www.yasociety.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank-you so much! FINALE was released in North America his past Tuesday =)

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  13. Congrats on the feature! Yes! I hate when foreshadowing is done badly. I seem to notice it more with TV shows though.

    I'm a new follower.

    My FF

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    1. I definitely see this happen in TV shows as well- thanks for the follow !

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  14. Hey, Caitlin. Congrats on being featured!
    Here's my FF.
    Have a great day!
    Old follower. :)

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  15. Thankfully, I haven't read anything that has crappy foreshadowing.

    Congrats on being featured! New GFC follower :)

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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  16. Congrats on being featured.
    Nice book choices. Richelle Mead is absolutely amazing!

    New follower. :)

    Myra @ Pieces of Whimsy

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    1. Thanks- Yay, a Richelle Mead fan !!
      Happy Friday !

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  17. Congrats on being featured! :)

    Love Vampire Academy and Mortal Instruments! :)

    New Follower via GFC :)

    My FF

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    1. Both series are pretty awesome aren't they?!

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  18. Congratulations on being featured! I love what you said about foreshadowing, and your reaction to it... xD
    Rinn

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    1. Thank-you - I was in the mood to be a little humorous :P !

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  19. Congrats on being featured!
    Forgot that one!
    Check out MY FF

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  20. Round of applause for the feature!! Haha, yup foreshadowing is a fabulous tool and I love when it's used well ~ makes for a very interesting read... But sometimes rather that "foreshadow," authors give the whole image away...

    *new follower*

    My FF

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

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    1. Aha, thank-you so much! I agree- foreshadowing used properly makes for a interesting novel! Happy Friday :)

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  21. I so agree that I hate when an ending is predictable!
    Congrats on the follow, new follower!
    My FF

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  22. Hehe so true. Good answer!

    Congrats on being a feature this week! New GFC follower :)

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  23. I'm usually ok with a semi-predictable ending -- the journey there is half the fun :) I called most of 'A Million Suns', but it was still very enjoyable.

    There definitely needs to be a balance between too predictable and 'Holy cheeseballs, this ending came out of nowhere!' I flipped when I got to the end of Variant (by Robison Wells), because the plot twist was so out there that it didn't fit with the rest of the story.

    Old follower hopping through. My blog is nickieanderson.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree- you need that balance! Happy Friday :)

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  24. That bothers me too! I hate being able to guess the ending. Haha.

    I'm a new follower, my FF.

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    1. It's no fun when you can guess everything that happens :( Thanks for the follow !

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  25. Huh, I see what you mean. Some books are a little too predictable. But I don't really find that problem very often, maybe too I am too oblivious? :P

    New follower on GFC, here's my FF

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    1. I don't see it often, by I do see it every now and then :) Thanks for the follow!

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  26. Yes, I don't like when they foreshadow so much I can figure out everything that is going to happen. New GFC Follower!

    Our FF is at Book Sake. –Jessica

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    1. Over-foreshadowing just takes the fun out of guessing ! :P
      Thanks for the follow- just finished visiting your blog !

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  27. I forgot to add predictablity to my list :( Great one! Congrats on being a featured blogger!

    NEW GFC follower

    http://theparanormalpalace.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature-friday.html

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  28. Heey
    I totally agree, sometimes authors feel their writing is too clever for the reader and they need to drop hints, whereas they should perhaps do the opposite! Congrats on being feature and I hope you have a great weekend! Hop on over if you have the time:
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. Yeah, it can go both ways! Thanks for stopping by !

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  29. It takes a very talented author to surprise the reader at the end. But I really appreciate when they do! Congrats on the feature. Old follower... My FF

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    1. I agree- but when they're able to do it, it can create a fantastic cliffhanger!

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  30. I AGREE!! Obvious "foreshadowing" (in quotations because if it's obvious it shouldn't count) is SO annoying.

    Congrats on being featured! I'm a new follower via GFC
    www.bibliographyblog.com

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  31. Congrats on being featured this week!
    I completely agree. Nothing really bothers me when it's done well. When it's not, lots of things bother me. I definitely agree about foreshadowing. It makes a book so blah when I've figured it out already!
    Old Follower Here's my FF: http://meganm922.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature-and-follow-fridaywriting-tricks.html

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    1. Thank-you!! I read your answer for this week and completely agree with you :)

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  32. Congrats on being featured :)
    I agree with you, foreshadowing makes a re-read all the more pleasurable. Happened when I re-read the Harry Potter series. (I love Vampire Academy too!!)
    Following via GFC
    My post - F&F: Lit Tropes
    Addie @ READioactive Book Blog

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    1. Thanks! Glad to see another VA fan (Team Dimitri or Adrian??)
      Happy Friday!

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  33. New follower. Congratulations on being Featured!

    http://www.thefeatherandtherose.blogspot.com/

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  34. New follower here. Congrats on being featured! I completely agree with you! It sometimes ruins the book for me when I've already figured out what's going to happen because the author was just too obvious.
    Happy Reading!
    Cherie Reads

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    1. Exactly- stories become boring when you can predict everything!

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  35. hi! I'm a new follower via GFC :) Yay for being featured!

    My F&F: http://nightmareonbookstreet.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature-follow-1.html

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  36. I love well-written foreshadowing ala Harry Potter. Congrats on the feature! New GFC follower.

    Happy Friday!
    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

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    1. Thanks for the follow- yes Harry Potter does have good foreshadowing!

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  37. Congrats! on being featured, good answer.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature-follow_26.html

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  38. Congrats on being featured!! New follower via GFC & NB :)

    GREAT answer, I couldn't agree more...in fact I wish I had thought of putting it in my FFF LOL

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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    1. lol- I know what you mean...I've read so many great answers that I wish I'd included in my post :p Happy Friday!

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  39. That is so awesome that you are featured! Congrats!

    Old follower.

    Christina @ Ensconced in YA
    My FF

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  40. great answer, I agree with you on that.
    Old follower
    Congrats on being a feature

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  41. Congrats on being a feature.
    I hate it when they don't leave you guessing as well, but I also hate it when they do leave you guessing. So there's no winning for authors with me.
    New follower via GFC
    Kristerrn @ BetweenTheLines -WithK

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    1. LOL, thank-you for stopping by and following XD

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  43. grats on the feature and I'm following you (first time)

    LOL I think foreshadowing incorrectly used is sad, just sad... but when it's done right it's WRITE ON!

    Land of the Fey

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    1. Thank-you, and I agree-when it's done properly foreshadowing is pure awesomeness :P

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  44. Congratulations on being featured! Poor use of foreshadowing was one of mine too. =)

    Old follower.

    My FF

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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    1. Glad to see someone else mention this point- thanks for stopping by!

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  45. Congratulations on being featured :) I really like foreshadowing in books that is done right. It can be so effective and your little picture totally sums up when foreshadowing is done right!

    New follower!
    Becca @ Lost in Thought
    http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/feature-follow-3.html

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    1. Thank-you, I think that picture does a great job of summing up foreshadowing :P Happy Friday!

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  46. New Follower!! Congrats on being featured!! I agree w/ the foreshadowing! If I end up predicting what's going to happen.... yeah no fun!

    http://www.enchantressofbooks.blogspot.com

    Hope you'll stop by and visit!!!

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    1. I agree- too much foreshadowing makes for an unhappy Caitlin :P Happy Friday!

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  47. I hate it when I figure out everything before the main characters.

    My follow friday! Please visit! New follower!

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  48. I'm an old follower congratulating you on being featured this week! Have a wonderful reading weekend!

    The Scarf Princess

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  49. Congrats on being featured! I also agree with your answer, I love foreshadowing but if it's too obvious, I lose my interest in the whole book!
    New follower! Here's my FF post!

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    1. Thank-you! Yes, foreshadowing can make reading become boring if your able to predict everything!

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  50. Hiya! Congrats on the feature! We're FF buddies!
    Old follower here, yay!
    Great answer, by the way!

    Stopping by my FF'S for this week
    Book Me! and Carmen Jenner.com
    Happy Friday! =D

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      Thank-you so much for stopping by and commenting =)

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  51. Congratulations on being featured and I always end up guessing correctly no matter how well they foreshadow :3

    Here is my FF post.
    Lauren @ Northern Plunder

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