Thursday, November 8, 2012

{Follow Friday} #37


Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

~This Week's Question:

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



~My Answer:
I would have to say no. I don't mind. Most things are so alike already. Books are inspired by everything so you are bound to have a few repeats in ideas. I mean for crying out loud! Like the question states...don't we read re-tellings?? Now, when they are pretty much exactly alike and I can pick out scenes and characters then...yes. Authors are pro's at being unoriginal originals! They can take other ideas and make it their own! Twists, turns, all done really well where you can see resemblance but not enough to count out for. Those re-tellings, they are so recognizable! But the other puts their own unique touch to them that makes them a wonderful original! I mean, how many tragic romances do we read? Love triangles? The kick-ass heroine? Dystopians?
Everything has it's resemblance but a good book is a good book....you definitely can't complain! ;D

What about you? 
Leave your links below! :)
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!! 
~Jaiden

P.s....Check out my Review of  Meant To Be Lauren Morill! Also, Check out my Interview with Patty Blount, author of Send. A copy of her book is up for grabs at the end of the giveaway! Make sure to enter!! Ends 11/23/12.

8 comments:

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

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  2. Hopping through. I love seeing an old idea remade into something that feels fresh. it takes real skill.
    My Hop

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  3. Great answer!

    Here's my FF Post!
    Andrea @ Literary Getaway
    Old Follower(:

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  4. Long live geeks! New follower :)

    Lindsey @ www.thebookguru.ca

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  5. Hi Jaiden! First of all, I agree with you. There are no new stories. But, most of all, I want to comment how inspired I am by you. A 4.0 GPA and a big reader...I can only hope my daughter has the same drive as you do! You have made a new fan!

    New follower/New Blogger

    http://www.christywrites.com/book-log.html

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  6. Good answer, just hopping by.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/11/feature.html

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  7. I love retellings with original twists, etc, just as long as they have that twist! There have been a few too many cookie cutter books around lately :( good answer!

    I'm a new follower :D Here is my FFF

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  8. I agree! I don't mind as long as there seems to be some original thought put into the story.

    http://mydailyobsessionreview.blogspot.com/

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