Friday, November 9, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday [1]

The Feature & Follow Friday meme is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. It’s a great way to make more bookish friends and get more followers on your blog. Each week you share your answer to  the question of the week and hop around a tad and follow, follow, follow. 

This is my first Feature & Follow, so here we go :)

This week the question is…

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

My answer

I think it is really hard to find an idea on a book that is absolutely original or new. So I don't mind reading books with the same concept or some similarities, as long as they have something, whatever it is that makes them different and that allows you to fall in a new imaginary world and feel new thing through the characters.
What bugs me is when I'm reading a book -that I haven't read before- and I have some sort of deja vu feeling, like "I'm not certain but it seems like I've read this before somewhere"... Obviously the point of reading new books is finding new worlds and new situations. So, when everything in a book looks suspiciously familiar, I feel cheated. 
In short, I'm not very exigent on this topic, but I'm not too soft either. I can tell when a book is too similar to another and most of the time, I don't like it.


  1. Agreed. Well put! New follower via GFC. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

  2. I don't really mind either as long as each book has a unique voice.

    Tanya Patrice

  3. Hopping through. new follower! Welcome to FF! I don't mind when a book has similarities but the key is for an author to make me forget them.
    My Hop

  4. I agree. If the story feels contrived or just "too similar", it's not worth my time. I need creativity and originality, especially in re-tellings.

    Welcome to the hop!!! New follower via GFC!

    My F&F

  5. Well stated! New follower through GFC as lucyatmax/no pic. I can be found and followed at . Love meeting new blogger/reader pals!
    Happy Reading!

  6. I agree 100%. No one wants to read a recycled version of another story they have read previously. Great answer.

    Thanks for stopping by my my FF and following. New follower :)

  7. Great answer! I'm now following you via GFC so feel free to visit whenever you get a chance...

    The Scarf Princess

  8. Deja vu feelings when reading a book annoy the bejesus out of me, great answer! And thanks for stopping by my blog :D

    New Follower
    Kaina @ These Flying Pages