Thursday, November 8, 2012

Feature and Follow (12)

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.
 
Question: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?
 
Answer: Ehhhhh it depends. If it's exactly the same plot as some major selling novel *cough cough Twilight*, it defeats the purpose of reading the book in the first place. Who wants to read a novel, when you already know what's going to happen? Similar concepts and backgrounds I don't mind at all, but uniquely themed books like The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor or Poison Princess by Kresley Cole are more likely to catch my attention.
 
I've never tried reading fanfiction before....I know my friend is absolutely obsessed with her Kpop fanfic *Exasperated sigh*, but that's probably one of the only times I've ever heard of it.
 
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15 comments:

  1. Agreed. Great answer. Old follower via GFC. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

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  2. Same thoughts. I've never read a fanfic either, just the ones that got published. I just want the story to capture me into it's world. Doesn't matter if I've been there before.
    Old Follower!
    Here's My FF

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  3. Hopping through. Kpop fanfic? Fanfic based on music? Now that's interesting.
    My Hop

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  4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is definitely one of the most unique YA books that I've ever read. Laini Taylor has the best imagination!

    Old follower. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Ooooh, I have to give Daughter of Smoke and Bone a shot. (PS my friends who are into Kpop/Jpop love fanfiction as well! :D)

    I followed back! :) My FF

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  6. I know what you mean! And I totally agree! I haven't read much of re-tellings of fan-fiction.Though Twilight did start my love YA so I do enjoy some of the similar concept books! :) Though I love when they have a uniqueness about them! :)

    I'm a old follower.

    You have a lovely blog btw! Here's My FF

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  7. Great answer! There are too many Twilight, Harry Potter and Hunger Games spinoffs. New follower =) My Friday Hop

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  8. OMG, Kpop fanfic. I have to admit, I don't understand fanfic based on the lives of real people. I don't mind fanfic based on books/movies, but based on celebrities? I don't see the appeal.

    New follower via GFC

    -Ariel
    My FF

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  9. I couldn't agree with you more! Great answer, DoS&B or books of that kind will most definitely catch my eye before anything that seems like another recycled plot and premise :) I've never read fanfic either...anyways thanks for sharing! New follower via GFC, Here's my FFF

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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  10. Hi I am a new follower! Thank you for stopping by!. I enjoyed your answer and very nice blog.

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  11. yep it all depends. thanks for stopping by and following. Now Im following also.

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  12. I agree. Whats the point of reading a book when you know what's going to happen? There's no point. Great answer :D

    New Follower
    Kaina @ These Flying Pages

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  13. Great point! Why would I want to read the book if I've already read it somewhere else!

    I'm a new follower! Here is my FFF

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  14. I agree! And I felt Daughter of Smoke and Bone was so original! I loved it! New follower!

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