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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Friday blogs...

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Feature and Follow Friday, February 2, 2012

Featured Blogs: Omnom Books.  Congratulations to my new friend Down Under! Nice blog!
 and Progress and Procrastination which hadn't updated her page by the time I looked at it.

Question of the Week:  Define what characteristics your favorite books share.
  •  I look for books that are well-written with lots of descriptions and realistic/strong dialogue. (Think: Shipping News by Annie Proulx; Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns.)
  • I tend to lean toward YA books that deal with Teen Angst issues. If this book has a bit of romance, then I will be pleased.  (Think: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, or Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handley.)
  • For me to really enjoy an adult book, I must learn something or be swept up in the story and the language within. (Think: Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery; Fragile Beasts by Tawni O'Dell.)
  • I attempt to avoid, at all costs, books that are formulaic and trite.


  1. I agree with you about the dialogue--it's so important. Great answers. Reading to Penguins

  2. I love a book with a paranormal element. I just cannot get enough of those. It lets me escape reality.

    Here's my Follow Friday Post

    Happy Reading!

  3. Hopping through. I like books with teen angst too, although I want it to be realistic and not just put upon angst.
    My Hop

  4. I try to like only books with good prose. But, I'm more of a story person. As long as I can get swept up in the story, the book could be the most poorly written thing on earth. Now, mind you, I probably wouldn't be able to be swept up in a book like that, but if I could, I'd still like it, lol.

    1. Enjoyed your answers, happy Friday!


  5. I love your answers. While I'm not a big teen angst fan, I really love your answer. But it seems you're talking about another type of Teen Angst, seeing as you've mentioned TFIOS which is as far as I can tell not one of the annoying blahblah-novels. *grin*

    Happy Friday!


  6. I like your answers - I agree with the angst teen novels, I love those - especially with some romance thrown in!

    Here's my FF post!

    Stephanie @ SOOTP

  7. Teen angst are ok, :)

    New follower :)

    Bri @ Kindling the Fire
    My FF

  8. I have to read a John Green book!

    New follower. Check out my Follow Friday post and follow me back if you haven’t already (by GFCif possible) at:

    Nereyda @BookObsessed

  9. I usually like to read books that are YA, but I don't need teen angst in them, but they're definitely fun to read! New follower! I love your blog background, it's so colorful!



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