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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.
I agree with you about the dialogue--it's so important. Great answers. Reading to PenguinsReplyDelete
Good answers! Happy Friday :)ReplyDelete
My Friday hops
I love a book with a paranormal element. I just cannot get enough of those. It lets me escape reality.ReplyDelete
Here's my Follow Friday Post
Hopping through. I like books with teen angst too, although I want it to be realistic and not just put upon angst.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Enjoyed your answers, happy Friday!Delete
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*ReplyDelete
I like your answers - I agree with the angst teen novels, I love those - especially with some romance thrown in!ReplyDelete
Here's my FF post!
Stephanie @ SOOTP
Teen angst are ok, :)ReplyDelete
New follower :)
Bri @ Kindling the Fire
I agree, I love YA books! Especially if it is something unique :)ReplyDelete
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I have to read a John Green book!ReplyDelete
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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!ReplyDelete
Hello! I am a new follower!! Found you via the blog hop! Can't wait to read your posts!ReplyDelete