Thursday, February 2, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #7

 

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly social blog hop between book bloggers. There are two hosts: Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read. If you want to join in, click on either of their blogs to get the details. The FF question of the day is:

  Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kickass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?

My favorite books don't share a single concrete characteristic. I love good writing, cool characters, and a story that seems to be worth devoting X number of hours to it. I love being introduced to new worlds.

Some of my favorite books are Lolita, Middlemarch, The Handmaid's Tale, and Never Let Me Go. I suppose all of these books have a tragic heroine, and all of them are devoted to exploring women's experiences in different ways. If I had to guess, I'd say 70% of the books I read are written by women.

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  1. I love a book with a paranormal element. I just cannot get enough of those. It lets me escape reality.

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    Happy Reading!
    -JoAnne

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    1. I agree! Life would be so dull if there were no paranormal books/movies/TV shows.

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  2. So no Alpha Males for you LOL

    New follower :)

    My #FF here

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    1. No, I guess not. The whole concept of ranking people as Alphas and Betas weirds me out, though. It makes sense to me as applied to say, a group of chimpanzees, but otherwise it's too Brave New World for me. Also, I think it glorifies a certain version of masculinity that doesn't really do men or women any favors.

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  3. Your heroines certainly do sound very strong. Poor heroes. LOL.

    I'm a new follower.

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    1. Well, some of the heroines in those books are strong, but others aren't. I hope (perhaps too idealistically) that a strong heroine, or woman, isn't diminishing to a hero, or man.

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  4. Love the examples... I had to work at it to find something in common, 'cause I like variety! My FF: http://www.burgandyice.blogspot.com/2012/02/rebel-wife-by-taylor-m-polites.html

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    1. Yes! It's nice to hear from someone else who reads eclectically.

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  5. The Handmaid's Tale was startlingly amazing. Good choices.

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  6. Hello! I am a new follower!! Found you via the blog hop! Can't wait to read your posts!

    Claire
    http://clairelouisereads.blogspot.com.au/

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  7. Thanks for stopping by at my blog. :D Followed back.

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