Thursday, February 2, 2012

Follow Friday #34



Thanks to Parajunkee and Alison Can Read for hosting Follow Friday every week!

This weeks question:

Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kick ass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?

A: I think it may be easier to say what I can't STAND in novels. LoL. But I'll try. I love strong kick ass heroines. Like Katsa from Graceling and Fire from, well, Fire. I also love when the male characters are understanding and respectful of the main female character that they're in love with, and don't pressure her to do or say or be anything that's completely ridiculous. If that makes sense. Like Prince Po. I kind of like when the hard ass male lead characters end up being softies. :-P Like Prince Brigan. Does that make any sense?

Can't wait to see your FFs!

20 comments:

  1. I agree with you about the importance of having the male character respect the female character (and appreciate her for being strong!).

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-12.html

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    1. Exactly! Not every woman is a damsel in distress who needs rescuing. :-P

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  2. I still haven't read Graceling...sad, I know. Happy Friday :)
    My Friday hops

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  3. Good guys like Po don't get enough love. I'm a sucker for the bad guy (or the hard ass that is actually good deep down). I love that you highlight when a guy is respectful of the girl. Thats definitely a bonus too!

    Old Follower
    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves
    My FF
    Fever Giveaway

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    1. They really don't do they? I loved Po. He was definitely a keeper!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Hopping through. Katsa...that's it. I've been trying to remember her name for quite awhile :-) Too lazy to look it up.
    My Hop

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  5. A guy that is respectful is a must. I've read books where the guy is a jerk and just want to go into the book and kick his butt!

    New Follower.

    Here's our FF: http://booklovinmamas.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-follow-1.html

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  6. Good answer, just hopping by.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-and-follow-friday.html

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  7. It does make sense and I NEED to know who Prince Dingsbums.. ah *scrolls up* Prince Brigan is. Which book does he appear in?

    Happy Friday!

    Patricia

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  8. Strong heroines are a must! I've ashamedly not yet read Graceling or Fire, but I plan to do that soon! Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my FF post!

    Stephanie @ SOOTP

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  9. It makes sense, and I agree! If a character respects another character, it makes it so much better!

    The Muggle
    -If you have a moment please nominate your favorite cover here.

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  10. It is so sweet when they end up being sweet you just don't expect it.

    New follower :)

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  11. Haha, I like the big ol softies too.

    Old follower. Check out my Follow Friday post and follow me back if you haven’t already (by GFC if possible) at:
    http://BooksandSparkles.Blogspot.com

    Nereyda @BookObsessed

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  12. I love how many people are all for the kickass heroine! I haven't read Graceling or Fire, but I will definitely addd them. Your blog design is beautiful!

    New follower.

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

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  13. Cool blog! Yes good heroines and understanding guys make me happy in a book. If the guys are jerks I get mad and don't want to read anymore xD

    New Follower!

    Bri @ Kindling the Fire
    Check out my FF!

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  14. Don't worry, it makes total sense! I really like guys who are bad boys but also are gentle and understanding in books! And strong heroines are always something that I like. I love your blog design, by the way! Purple's my second favorite color!

    http://eileenlisblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-13.html

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  15. Kick ass heroines for me, all the way!
    Just hopping here, if you want to you can visit me at http://3500wordsperpound.blogspot.com
    Write on!

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  16. 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/

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