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Friday, February 3, 2012

Feature and Follow (22) and Weekly Recap


Feature and Follow Friday...is a blog hop, hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, that allows book bloggers to discover and connect with other book bloggers.
This week's featured blogs are:
Progress & Procrastination and Omnom Books

Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kickass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?
Most of my favorite books have strong, intelligent, capable, and relatable main characters, whether they be the heroine or hero. For me to truly love a book, its main character(s) must be captivating on their own. When it comes to heroines, my favorite books all feature heroines that don't necessarily need a love interest to make them interesting and whose strong, independent personalities don't disappear when a love interest is involved...like Hermione, Katniss, Annabeth (Percy Jackson series) or Katy from Obsidian. One of the most important characteristics that my favorite books share is simply spectacular storytelling. My favorite books all tell enthralling, engaging and entertaining stories. 

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WEEKLY RECAP
Review and Giveaway
Darkhouse by Karina Halle: win a set of all four Experiment in Terror ebooks
Interview and Giveaway
Author Dan O'Brien: win a signed copy of his YA novel
Blog Tours
The Iron Maiden Blog Tour: interview with author Resa Nelson
Fracture Blog Tour: win an ARC and signed swag

6 comments:

Lauren B said...

Strong characters are very important but for me it is all about the plot.

Come and see my FF HOP if you have the time.

Vanya D. said...

I can't agree more. Intelligent, funny, entertaining characters make my day :)

New follower who loves you blog :)

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Melliane said...

I agree, it's so nice to have a strong and intelligent hero/heroine.

old follower

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Jennifer said...

I agree! Intelligence and strength is a must! Katniss, Hermione, and Annabeth are some of my favorites as well!

Old follower.

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews
http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-14-and-tgif-5.html

Lu said...

I definitely agree with Hermione! She is one of my favorite characters :)

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ClaireLouise said...

Hello! I am a new follower!! Found you via the blog hop! Can't wait to read your posts!

Claire
http://clairelouisereads.blogspot.com.au/