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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.