Feature & Follow #6

November 9, 2012 Uncategorized 22

Gain Book Blog Followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

trans Feature & Follow #119
The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

When did you start blogging?
I started this blog September 27, 2012  :)  But I have a host of other blogs and websites.  This is my first book blog though.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?
Pretty covers!  No, really – just finding new books to love.

What is your favorite book(s)?
I am a SF junkie – the Takeshi Kovacs series (Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Woken Furies) by Richard K. Morgan are all my favorite books.  But I also love me some paranormal romance. 
What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
Meeting other cool book loving people.

Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?


I am not a fan-fic fan at all.  I don’t read any of that stuff.  But I don’t mind a new spin on other stories if the author spins it around a little. Some stories are so universal that it’s almost a given that they will be retold, like The Iliad and the Odyssey. The story is an archetype of the hero’s journey.


How about you?  Do you like fan-fic and retellings?

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22 Responses to “Feature & Follow #6”

  1. Reeka

    I completely agree about the twist, there MUST always be a twist! Thank you so much for stopping by and following. I’m following back via GFC AND entered your great giveaway =)
    Reeka @BoundbyWords

  2. Patricia

    Alison’s comment really made me wonder which one was retold more often. I think we only translated the Iliad in High School, so I’m not too sure about the Odyssey, but maybe I’m confusing things..

    Old Linky Follower! :)

    Patricia // My Hop

  3. Lexxie Lin

    I agree that new ideas are hard to come by. But blatantly copying characters, world and plot makes it something I don’t want to read.

    I’m an old follower via linky and Networked Blogs.

    Here’s my
    FF post for this week.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Bob Milne

    Good answer – stories like The Iliad and the Odyssey will be retold a million times. I know Twilight/50 Shades keeps coming up this morning, but the truth is we wouldn’t have Twilight (or most other vampire novels) if it hadn’t been for Dracula.

    New follower. :)

    Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

    • Julie

      And…since I’m old and this is where vampires personally started with me…what about Interview with a Vampire and Lestat? Anne Rice pretty much created the modern vampire.

      I have no beef with Twilight. I read some of it, but it’s just not my thing. Meyer started a new trend, one of a more human(humane) monster and if you read Rice, the vampires were never good. So Twilight set its own trend and built on the existing vampire “folk lore” if you will.

      Anyway – I always like a new twist on an old story. I don’t read much fairy-tale fiction, but I’ve been meaning to read Cinder for a while now.

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