Friday, April 27, 2012

#FF - Feature and Follow #20


FF 2012 Feature & Follow #80

Feature and Follow is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee's View.


Q: Have you had a character that disappointed you? One that you fell in love with and then “broke up” with later on in either the series or a stand-alone book? Tell us about him or her.


I'm pretty sure quite a few characters have disappointed me before, but I can't think of a single name right now. Not for the life of me. LOL. 
But I can say that all whiny, weak, brainless and too dependent heroines can really ruin a book for me. Oh, and violent/rude/disrespectful male characters.


I'm curious now. What character disappointed you?


Oh, and if you're a new follower, please let me know and I'll follow back. :)

62 comments:

  1. I had a hard time too. But I agree with your descriptions of characters that can ruin a book.

    New Follower!!

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  2. I completely degree about those types of characters. Especially with the description of the heroine. I prefer the strong, smart, independent characters.

    New Follower.

    Abbey Ann
    http://abbeyannsbookland.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-friday-1.html

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new GFC Follower.

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  4. I totally agree, nothing is worse than a whiny dependent heroine and a rude male character. (unless his name is William Herondale) lol

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  5. Thanks so much for visiting my site! I'm an old follower of yours wishing you a Happy Reading weekend.

    The Scarf Princess

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  6. I feel the same about heroines. I have no respect for dependent women.

    New Networked Blogs follower. My FF. 

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  7. New Follower! I totally agree with you on that one! Those type of characters can get annoying!
    Here is mine: http://pagingthroughlifewithgrace.blogspot.com/2012/04/follow-friday-april-27.html

    Happy Friday!

    -Grace @ Paging Trough Life

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  8. It was a tough question for me, too!! So true about the Heroines!

    Thanks for the following!
    My FF: http://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2012/04/ff-feature-and-follow-20.html

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  9. I know, this question was hard. I settled on one eventually, but even she was a bit of a stretch.

    Here's my FF post!

    New follower via GFC!

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  10. Stupid characters earn my hatred every time. Old follower! My Follow

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  11. Hopping through. It was hard to think of an answer to this. You summed up character types well.
    My Hop

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  12. It took me a while to think of one too because once I love a character that usually stays with me. I agree that weak willed and whiny heroines / disrespectful heroes are a huge turn off.

    Here's my Follow Friday. Stop by if you get a chance.

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  13. I had a difficult time with this one, too! But betrayal is what always gets me to hate a character, lol!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Jamie@Addicted2Heroines

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  14. That happens to me a lot too! I couldn't really think of one right away!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  15. I hear ya! Heroines can get pretty annoying. It's a fine line the authors have to walk lol.
    Thanks a BUNCH for stopping by Book that Thing.
    HAPPY FRIDAY! I'm an old follower...
    _yay_
    FollowFriday_Feature

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  16. Thanks for stopping by - happy to return the follow. For some reason, and maybe it's because I was just looking at my DNF shelf, the answer to this one came to me pretty easily.

    Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

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  17. Hopping through~~!

    I had a hard time thinking of one too! And aren't rude,supposedly witty male characters a trend now? I like witty, I hate rude, so I totally understand you.

    New follower!
    Here's my FF. ♥
    Agnieszka @ A Nook Full of Books

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  18. New follower via Goodreads, FB, twitter, GFC, and NB!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I still like Anita just disappointed!!

    I agree with your answer!

    Valerie @ Intriguing Reads

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  19. like Bella! LOL Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. New follower via GFC! I chose Erik from the House of Night Series! Thanks for stopping by my #FF!

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  21. Thanks for stopping by! Hopping through. I don't like weak female characters too, and obnoxious males.

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  22. Thanks for stopping by :D
    And I totally agree with you.

    Happy Friday!
    Mariska (new follower)

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  23. Amen to that. Very tired of weak whiny girls and alpha males. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  24. Amen!!! It makes you wonder what we are trying to teach our teenage girls (and boys by proxy) with these weak, whiny, brainless, and fully dependent on men characters. Honestly, it's sad.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Returning the follow ^_^

    sinn @ sinnful books

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  25. Whiny and depended heroins are a big turn off for me too!! I'm trying to stay away from those books, but i seem to pick very badly... ^^'

    Old follower ^^

    Ella
    Drop by my Feature and Follow? :)

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  26. I couldn't really come up with one for this either.


    I'm a new follower!
    In the Hammock Blog

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  27. Thanks for stopping by my site! Now following back via GFC!
    ~Heather ~Heather

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  28. I was curious to see everyone's answers too. This was a hard one -- and it seems like it was for a lot of people. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend!

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  29. I'm the same! Whiny females are the easiest way (besides instaluv) for a book to piss me off and make me want to quit reading it.
    Thanks for stopping by, I'm following back via NB :)

    Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

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  30. Thanks for stopping by earlier today! I'm glad no characters have really disappointed you yet, or at least any you can think of! I followed back :).

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  31. I think it's better like that. I hope you don't have a lot.

    old follower

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  32. Thanks for stopping by! New Follower!

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  33. Thanks for hopping by. I completely agree...a weak and useless heroine can ruin a good book.

    Old follower :)

    Vikki @ V's Book Life

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  34. I couldn't really think of one either, but I agree with you those things can be quite a "turn off" for me in a character. New Follower :)
    --Gabby @ The Ya Pixie

    My FF-
    http://theyapixie.blogspot.com/2012/04/follow-my-blog-friday.html

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  35. I couldn't for a while think of anything either! New follower!:)

    Tamzin @ http://booksanddoodles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. Hi - thanks for stopping by! Followed right back :)

    Renee @ Succotash Reviews
    Succotash Reviews

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  37. Thanks for stopping by - new follower

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  38. I agree with the weak, dependent female protagonists and rude male protagonists not being favorites of mone.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  39. I have a few that disappointed me (I used my 'read' list from Goodreads to trigger my memory :)

    I'm an old follower, here for the hop.

    Liza’s Feature Friday

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  40. Great post and I totally agree :)

    Happy Friday and check out my follow Friday!!
    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2012/04/follow-friday-29.html

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  41. I found it hard to think of one too. Thanks for stopping by my FF! New follower.

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  42. Thanks for following, I'm following back! I definitely agree with your answer!

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  43. Overly whiny characters definitely put me off.
    GFC follower
    My FF

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  44. Oh I totally agree with you on that! Can't stand those types of heroines or male characters, I mean snarky/sarcastic characters don't bother me but outright rude and disrespectful ones totally do.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog :) I'm a new follower now and looking forward to hopping by your blog in the future :D

    <3
    Taylor

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  45. I agree. I can't root for a character who I wouldn't like IRL. And a guy who is even remotely a jerk OR sexist, another no.
    -Charlotte
    (New GFC follower)
    Thanks for commenting on my FF!

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  46. Ugh you read my mind!! I can't STAND heroines that fit that description! No thank you!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog last night :) I was already a follower! Thanks for following me back!

    Megan

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  47. I can think of quite a few heroines who fit that description, LOL.

    New follower.

    ♥JJ iReads♥ | My TGIF

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  48. I know what you mean--as soon as I read the question my mind when blank and I struggled to find names. :)

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com/2012/04/follow-friday-18.html

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  49. Thnaks for visiting! I actually like mean characters... I don't know why, I just have weakness to them :D

    Following you!

    Disincentive @ (read, watch, listen) - reviews

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  50. I completely agree with you! Definitely a difficult question!

    Thanks for stopping by and following :)

    Tasnin @ TheWildReader

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  51. I had a tough time choosing too :)
    Thanks for following :D

    Following you back !

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  52. Thanks for stopping by my blog & following! I'm returning the favor! :)

    I'm with you on weak & whiny heroines. I have a tendency to want to throw books with them at the wall! But they are usually annoying from the get-go so I don't tend to break up with them.

    Jenny @ Into The Morning Reads

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  53. Compeltely agree with your answer!! Following back, hope youäre having a great weekend!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  54. Returning the follow :) And I completely agree with the weak females and rude overbearing males. Ugh!

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  55. hello! hopping through :)
    thank you for stopping by my blog! returning the favor to you. i look forward to reading more.
    ps i dislike whiny characters as well!
    have a wonderful weekend

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  56. Thanks for stopping by! Returned the follow. :)

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  57. Oh that's so true. Amazing how a character like that can turn a book that's otherwise fantastic!

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  58. Thanks for visiting my FF :)

    I'm a new follower btw!:)

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  59. Sort of a hard question to answer. But these books we read are so dependent on great characters that when they're as you described it can ruin everything, even with a good plot, etc. Great answer!

    Thanks for stopping by The Daily Bookmark!
    Jessie Marie @ The Daily Bookmark

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  60. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day.

    I agree with your parameters of what makes for an annoying character. Is it me or do those violent / rude / disrespectful male characters seem to populate a lot of books these days? Sometimes I can grow to like them, others I just wanna punch 'em in the face!

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  61. Happy Belated Friday! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I'm sorry for the late reply, have been pretty busy this few days :) I followed you via GFC and Networked blogs, looking forward to more of your post.

    Natasha @ Dreamland Teenage Fantasy

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  62. Yes, those males! You just want to put them in a vat of boiling oil :) New follower :) Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

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I would love to read what you have to say. :)