Feature and Follow Friday (12)

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by both Alison Can Read & Parakunkee’s View. The point of Feature & Follow Friday is to gain blog followers for book bloggers.  You can find more info about this meme here.

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

Not really.  Well, I guess it depends.  If it’s a theme that I love in books, I usually can’t get enough of it.  But I don’t want to feel like I am reading almost the exact same thing of another book.

I absolutely love fairytale retellings.  Fairytales are perfect for retellings because there isn’t a lot of character development in the actual tale.  Which makes them perfect for retellings!  I do like other book retellings (Prom and Prejudice, Jane) but they are more difficult to do well, I think.

I’ve not read any published fanfiction.

What do you guys think?

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About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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5 Responses to Feature and Follow Friday (12)

  1. Liesel Hill says:

    I love fairy tale retellings as long as they’re done well. I also agree with you that if you run into a theme you really love, you tend to gloss over the “borrowed ideas.” Old follower via email. 😀 My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! 😀

  2. 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 twists 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.

    New follow via subsription.

    Julie~ New Adult Addiction

  3. Hopping through. Yay for Prom and Prejudice. I thought that was one of the cutest P&P retellings.
    My Hop

  4. Hi,
    I’m enjoying this blog hop, which has brought me to your site.
    Kind regards,
    Adele.

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