I refuse to make excuses anymore...It's just been that kind of week, so apologies aside, here are my contributions to the usual Thursday & Friday hops I participate in.
By the way, I'm finished for the season with the All I Want For Christmas meme. I feel greedy already :D Thanks Danya @ A Tapestry of Words for hosting & I'll definitely join in next year if you run it again :)
What is one of your literary pet peeves? Is there something that writers do that really sets your teeth on edge? Be specific, and give examples if you can.
Ooh, what a juicy topic :D I cannot stand books written in a pretentious or condescending tone, or language written as such. I think it demeans readers & gets under my skin. An example of this type of writing that I have brought up before is in Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections and Freedom, but I also noticed it a lot in university readings, especially critical essays. I just think that there is a better way of geting your point across or telling a story then by insulting your readers with a tone of voice that no one would listen to if you spoke.
I'm blanking on further examples of my pet peeve, but if you know what I mean, post some in the comments field.
...and I'm not going to attempt the holiday song word scramble...because my brain is fried :P
A weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy For Books.
This week's question comes from Angela @ Library Girl Reads:
"What is the thing you like most about reading book blogs? Is it the reviews, author guest posts, articles, giveaways, or something else entirely?"
My favourite things about visiting book blogs are exchanging ideas, learning about new books, reading reviews, and simply touching base with online friends through the medium of books :)