Feature and Follow Friday #15

Posted May 29, 2014 in Feature and Follow Friday / 11 Comments

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read.

I’m participating in this blog hop! See the rules here. Follow me however you wish! And if you do, be sure to stop by this post and say hi! Let me know you followed me and I’ll follow you! Isn’t it marvelous how that works?

Question of the Week: 

How important is good writing to you? In an ideal world, a book would be beautifully written AND have great character development, plot, etc. But in the real world, which do you prefer: (1) Great characters and plot with lousy writing or (2) Middling character development and plot but gorgeous writing

Good question. I definitely prefer the second option. Great writing can help overcome a LOT of other issues the book has. But if the writing is awful, it would be hard for me to even continue the book, much less give it a good rating. I really can’t stand bad writing. Especially if there are lots of grammar/spelling/punctuation errors. It’s more of a problem in ARCs, I notice. Often, it’s because it just wasn’t edited very well, but other mistakes are so obvious I’m surprised the author didn’t notice them sooner and correct them immediately. Sometimes it’s painful to read. With ARCs, about 7/10 have writing that is lacking in some way.
The books that I’ve read with the best writing (that I can think of right now) I’d say would be The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, and any book by Kristin Cashore.

So what would you prefer? Share your links or just comment below! Happy FF!
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Nice answer. I’d also like to try the books you’ve mentioned (especially the book thief).

New G+, bloglovin’, twitter & facebook follower. Return the favor, My FF.

I’ve just recently bought a domain name but not made the huge move of say, jumping off ship to wordpress. I’d like to know what’s likely going to happen in doing so because I think that’s what you’re doing right now.


I really agree to your answer. I tend to get irritated or bored out when the writing is horrible! :( When I see how awful the writing is, it makes me think that the author isn’t doing a good job at writing her stories. :<


I chose character and plot but I also agree with what you’re saying as well. I find some ARC’s difficult to read for those same reasons that you’ve mentioned.
I’m a new bloglovin follower.
Have a great week.
Sharon @ Sharon’s Book Nook!

Diane Lynch

Good answer!
I’m an existing follower. Have a great weekend!
Diane @ Diane’s Book Blog