Friday, November 9, 2012

YA Mythology Giveaway Hop Winner AND Feature and Follow Friday 11/9/12



AND, the winner of my YA Mythology Giveaway Hop is: Megan B.!  And she has requested to have a copy of The Goddess Test, which I'm sure she won't be disappointed in!!  Congratulations Megan, and thanks to all my new followers, as well as the long time followers, for participating!


Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly event hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where you get to learn about two featured bloggers each week, and then can gain new followers as well by joining in to the fun. This week's question is:

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



I don't mind similar ideas, there are so many similar books out there that I like.  One thing I do get tired of is when the actual story is exactly like the other.  I do know I'm getting a bit tired of love triangles in what seems almost to be just for the sake of having one.  I mean, come on, I know it's fiction, but in real life, how often do two awesome guys fight over a girl, and honestly, she'd be just great with either one?  Sometimes it just gets to be too much.  The first time I really remember it is of course, Twilight.  But since then, it gets old. I don't actually read a lot of fan-fiction.  Now, I guess the Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels could possibly be considered fan fiction in a way.  But, I have to say, part of what I couldn't stand about the Fifty Shades of Grey book was how similar it was to Twilight.  But who am I to talk?  When I was in middle school, I used to write stories about my friends, but the stories were basically just copied from the books I was reading at the time, Sweet Valley High, etc.  Anyway, I guess overall I don't mind it, it just depends.  :-)

So, what is your opinion on these types of books?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'll be sure to go and follow you back!

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    1. I'll be sure to stop by and follow back.

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  3. Hahaha I used to write books about my friends as well! After reading them again I realized that they have the same plot as the book I read at that time. New GFC follower! :D

    Here's my FF

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    1. I wonder if I still have any of my stories! It would be fun to go back and read them again.

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  4. I agree wholeheartedly! Retellings are great when they have their own unique story or angle, but reading the same exact story is so irritating. :)

    New Follower! My FF @ Pink Fluffy Hearts

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  5. Can't agree more with your answer. I don't mind similar topics, but I honestly can't sit through another love triangle again. It's like some sort of checklist (oh, did I have the love triangle thingy?)
    I don't mind fan fiction, but I think publishing it is unfair to the original author. That's just making money off of other people's hard work.
    Love the blog design btw! New follower :)

    Judith @ Paper Riot

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  6. But I suppose that you didn't publish those stories and earn money from that? XD I don't mind similiar topics and elements, either, but there's a line.. and I hate it when people cross it.

    Patricia // My Hop

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    1. True, never published stories I wrote in middle school. :-)

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  7. I know what you mean, I hate it when i bump into love triangles with out any chemistry or that feel like fillers for a story that other wise was doing so good on its own.
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    Lil Berry @ Forget About TV, Grab a Book

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  8. The only thing I hate when a book is a complete rip off of the original, a little copying here and there is fine. It's the imagination, and creativity of the author that counts.

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    Aman @ Enticed by Books

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  9. I also am getting tired of stories that seem too similar!

    I'm a new follower :D Here is my FFF

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  10. Ha Ha - agree that love triangles (in real life) do not happen near as often as they do in the fictional world.

    New follower via GFC.

    Here is my F&F.

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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    1. I know that's crazy to point out, as really I don't expect real life to be like books. But still.

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  11. I to dislike love triangles. I always find something to love about each individual and end up liking the underdog. Thanks for the follow I am following you back. Love the blog!

    Lindsey @ www.thebookguru.ca

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