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?
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.