Friday, 9 November 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #2


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

A: I would have to say as a fan of the Young Adult and Paranormal genres the answer would have to be no.  I mean I don't want the same story over and over and over again.  But you tend to get a lot of books about the same overall subject and ideas.

Of course within that you can see how each author takes their own spin on the subject matter so every book, even though it is created off of the same similar idea, is still different.

I have the perfect example... Take Beautiful Disaster and Easy.

    

These are the two most similar books I can think of but I absolutely, wholeheartedly love them both in their own ways.  And when I say love... I mean LOVE a lot!

So there is no way I could answer this question with a 'No' and still love these two books!  And I couldn't imagine not having these two books so I am happy that there are books with similar ideas and concepts.

So... what about you?  What is your answer?
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11 comments:

  1. I feel the same! I can enjoy books if they have the same themes, like vampires saving the world. But I don't want to read the same book twice--meaning same characters and all that other jazz but by another author.

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  2. I don't really mind either as long as each book has a unique voice.

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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  3. Im all for something new and fresh. Even a new twist to things. New follower here thanks for following.

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  4. Hopping through. New follower! That reminds me. I keep meaning to read Easy and Beautiful Disaster. I've heard both are great.
    My Hop

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  5. I LOVE the design of your blog! It is gorgeous! I'm your newest GFC follower, I found you through Prajunkee's FF :)

    -Kate the Book Buff
    Recent Post: Feature and Follow: Whaddya Think of Bookish Copycats and Fanfic?

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  6. Great answer! I haven't read either of these books yet, but I know what you mean. Sometimes a general book idea can be similar, but it's all about how the writer crafts the story and makes it their own, that sets them apart and makes them both equally lovable.

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  7. Great answer :)
    New follower via GFC
    Samantha @ the secret life of a bookworm

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  8. Thanks for stopping by. I returned the follow. Beautiful blog.

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  9. Hey Christine, just swinging by to thank you for stopping by my blog and following. Love your blog.

    New Follower via GFC

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  10. Good answer, you made a valid point.
    I loved Easy too, although I haven't been able to read Beautiful disaster.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    New follower via GFC

    Kar @ Pause Time

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  11. Thanks for stopping by! Following back.
    Btw, I love the theme of your blog! (:
    Megan @ BooksiView

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