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.