Thursday, November 8, 2012

#FF – Do you like copy cats?


Welcome to the Feature & Follow


Increase Blog Followers, gain Book Blog Followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

trans Feature & Follow #121
The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools — keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

I’m Featured This Week! Whoot Whoot! So excited! So welcome to my blog, I hope you enjoy it. I am actually going to be changing my blog name and getting a new design coming up pretty soon.

I hope you all keep in touch! I love talking books!

When did you start blogging?
I started blogging a long time ago, maybe 2 or 3 years ago. I started blogging to give me something to do at work when I was bored. I absolutely NEVER expected that I would stick with it. I am a typical Aries, I get bored quick and move on but blogging has managed to stick!

What is your favorite part of book blogging?
My favorite part of book blogging is the community and find new great reads from visiting other peoples blog. I don’t know that I would have picked up more than half of the books that I have if it hadn't been for the book blogging community. And lets face it the free books is pretty cool too! LOL

What is your favorite book(s)?
My favorite series is the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole! I LOVE it! Kresley Cole can do no wrong in my eyes. I even liked her young adult title Poison Princess. If you are curious about the Immortals After Dark series I am giving away the first full length title of the series “A Hunger Like No Other” and it’s SIGNED! You can sign up below. =)

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
Meeting so many great peeps has been the best part of book blogging for me!



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

I don’t mind similar ideas so much. When you read a lot of romance, paranormal especially you will see repeated themes a lot. I mean how many times can you reinvent a vampire novel? And then there is whatever the current fad is like zombies or BDSM. So to a degree it doesn’t phase me but when it is an obvious rip off of some details, then I start to have a problem. When you have the nagging feeling of “Haven’t I read this book already?” then maybe an author took it too far.

Enter the Kresley Cole Giveaway!

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52 comments:

  1. Congrats on being featured this week! Repeated themes don't bother me either, but when I start getting déjà vu while reading a book, that bothers me.

    Old follower. Our FF

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  2. Congrats on being featured. I agree. I don't mind similar ideas so much as blatant copycating.

    I'm a new follower.

    My FF

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  3. Congrats on the feature! I don't mind somewhat similar ideas, but anything too recycled I'll probably put down. :D Old follower via GFC. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

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  4. Congrats on the feature. I followed via GFC because that will come up in my feed reader. I am Just Another Rabid Reader. Nice to meet you!

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  5. Congratulations on being featured. That's true, paranormal romance themes does get repeated a lot, but if the authors find their own creativity, maybe they can make something more new and special for their readers. ;)

    New follower~
    Cindy @ http://bookaholicfaggots.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm ok with retellings and spin-offs, buit I'm not a fan of fan-fic or copycats.

    New follow via GFC.

    Julie~ New Adult Addiction

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  7. I agree, I don't mind them too much.

    Old follower.

    Congrats on the feature.

    Mine: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/2012/11/follow-friday-47.html

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  8. Fav author, that is a tough one. Jessi Kirby, Veronica Roth, Jandy Nelson...

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  9. Congratulations on being featured!!

    Yeah, I had a simialr answer. If you read books of the same genre, you have to expect overlap.

    Old Follower:)

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  10. Definitely agreed with your answer. I think these days, overlaps are pretty inevitable. It just depends on how well the author writes them. Congrats on being featured! New follower. :)

    My FF post @ Her Fiction Fix

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  11. Congrats on the feature! I agree...all stories have been told before, in one form or another. The authors just need to be creative, that's all.

    I'm an old follower. You can find my Feature and Follow here

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  12. Hopping through. Congrats on being the feature! I definitely think that a good author will make you forget that the book is similar to anything else you've read. If you realize the similarities while reading too much, that's a problem.
    My Hop

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  13. Whoo hoo!! You're featured!! Yay!! I agree with you about this weeks Q too.

    Here's My FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    old Follower :)

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  14. Congrats on the feature! Good answer, when you read a lot in a genre you're definitely going to see repeated themes!
    New follower! Check out my FF!

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  15. Congrattzz on being featured! And I agree with you there, I don't mind similar themes, but when it sounds exactly like another book I've read I get annoyed. New GFC follower!

    Here's my #FF

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  16. Congrats on being the featured blogger this week :) I'm your newest follower just hopping on through :)

    -Kate the Book Buff
    Recent Post: Feature and Follow: Whaddya Think of Bookish Copycats and Fanfic?

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  17. Congrats on being featured! I agree with your answer. I'm an old follower, and here's my
    FF post for this week.
    Have a fantastic Friday!

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  18. Congrats on being featured! I agree that it becomes too much when you start to see things being repeated almost scenario by scenario.

    New Linky Follower! My F&F post :)

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  19. I agree! Thankfully, only Stephenie Meyer has sparkling vampires, lol!

    Congrats on being featured! I'm a new follower ^^ Here's my F&F post~

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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  20. Congrats on being a feature!
    I agree. I dislike those obvious rip offs as well.
    New follower via Linky! :)

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  21. Congrats on being featured today!
    Great answers. :D

    The Readdicts Feature & Follow Friday post

    New follower here!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  22. Congrats on being featured.

    Old follower.

    My FF post

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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  23. Congrats on being featured! I agree with you, if you read a lot of books in one genre you will find the same kind of stories. I'm a new follower, have a great weekend.

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  24. I'm with you. Don't mind similarities as long as they don't go too far. Congrats on being a feature. New follower. Here's mine: My FF

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  25. hi! I haven't read the Immortals after dark series but I'm told it's a must read and it def sounds like something I would love! Great giveaway! And congrats on getting featured!
    New follower via GFC :)
    My F&F:http://nightmareonbookstreet.blogspot.com/2012/11/feature-and-follow-2.html

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  26. Hi Amanda,

    I'm enjoying this blog hop. My blog's linked to yours already, but I thought I'd say hi anyway.

    Kind regards,
    Adele.

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  27. Congrats on the feature! That is what I love about blogging best as well! Old follower via GFC!
    FF

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  28. Awesome, congrats on being on the feature! I'm new to the hop. And thanks for the giveaway! I haven't read any Kresely Cole books, I don't think, though it's possible I have.

    New Follower via GFC

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    Here's my FF: http://thatgirlreads.blogspot.com/2012/11/to-join-fun-and-make-new-book-blogger.html

    (yeah I forgot to add my post title before hitting submit, that's why it seems strange :} )

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  29. Congrats on the feature! I totally agree with your answer. I'm an old Linky follower.

    Whats your favorite Kresley Cole book? Or if your new to KC who is your favorite author? ~ I'm new to KC, but I love many paranormal romance authors, so this book should be right up my alley! :-)

    ~ Tamara @ Shelf Addiction
    Check out my #FF post: http://www.shelfaddiction.com/1/post/2012/11/ff-feature-follow-friday-13.html

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  30. Congrats on being featured blogger....and great answer to the question. I would agree. I'm an old follower.
    bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com
    Happy Reading!

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  31. Congrats on being featured this week!
    Great answer, I agree. Similar themes are fine, but when it's obvious the author is stealing an idea from somewhere, it's not.
    Old follower via GFC.
    I entered the giveaway, thanks for hosting that, too! I can't pick just one favorite author. Right now, I'm liking Cassandra Clare's novels.
    Here's my FF: https://twitter.com/meganm922/status/266913803692830721

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  32. Congrats on being featured and I completely agree with your answer :).
    Old follower!
    My FF

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  33. Cool giveaway. I loved Poison Princess.

    Following you everywhere now! I have an author interview & book giveaway in case you want to check it out: http://inkandpage.me/inklings-the-joanne-brothwell-interview-and-book-giveaway/

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  34. Congrats on being featured! Old follower here via GFC :)

    I liked all your answers, Kresley Cole is definitely on my list of authors to check out...SOON and I so agree with you on the featured question: if I feel like I've read the book before, we have a problem! Thanks for sharing! Here's my FFF

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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  35. Congratulations on being the feature!

    I agree with your answer; similarities are fine as long as it doesn't feel like you're re-reading another book.

    New follower!

    Momo @ Where the Mome Raths Outgrabe

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  36. Congrats! on being featured, good answer.

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

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  37. Congrats on being featured! :) I agree that one of the best parts of blogging is the amazing books you come across because of other bloggers! Love that!

    Old follower, happy friday!
    Judith @ Paper Riot

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  38. Oooh Yay!! Great Feature!!

    IAD by Kresley Cole is one of my all time faves too!! Good taste ;)

    New Follower! ^_^

    ~Kayla
    http://theramblingsofatoddlersmom.blogspot.com/2012/11/ff-3.html

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  39. That's pretty much how I felt, too. I don't mind reading a couple of books in the same sub-genre (witches, or steam punk, fairies, etc), but when the details -- the quirks of the characters, or the setting -- become to similar, then I start to get irritated.

    New follower via GFC. My blog is nickieanderson.blogspot.com

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  40. Woo hoo! Congrats on the feature! I have the IaD series already, but that's a great giveaway. I hope the winner enjoys the book. Already following.

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  41. Congrats on the feature. I enjoyed your answer and will check out the IAD giveaway I love Kresley. New Follower via GFC http://racingtoread.blogspot.com/

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  42. Congrats on the feature! I adore Kresley Cole's books too...haven't read Poison Princess yet. I agree that I don't mind similar concepts, but may be hesitant if it is a blatant copy. Old GFC follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

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  43. Congrats on being featured! I totally agree that without blogging I wouldn't have read half of the books I have this year :) Great answer too. Books in the same genre will always have similar themes and concepts so you can't really escape them.

    New follower via GFC :)
    Becca @ Lost in Thought
    http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/feature-follow-5.html

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  44. Congrats on your feature! I agree with you 100%!

    New follower.

    My FF: http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2012/11/follow-friday-23.html

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  45. Congrats on being Featured this week! I'm a new follower. My answer was very similar to yours.

    Check out my FF

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  46. Congratulations on being featured this week! I'm a new follower.
    I agree with you, there's nothing entirely new under the sun, but when you get those deja vu feeling, it's because there's something wrong.
    Kar @ Pause Time

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  47. New follower. Congrats on being this week's feature good answer by the way hopping through.

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  48. My point too...you can only write so many new, totally never-before-seen concepts. Following. (:

    C.J.
    Sarcasm & Lemons

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  49. Hey, congrats on being featured!
    Here's my FF.
    Have a great day!
    Old follower. :)

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  50. Congrats on being featured this week! I'm an old GFC follower and wish you continued success!

    The Scarf Princess

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