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Friday, November 9, 2012

Feature and Follow, #4

"Feature and Follow Friday" is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where they each feature a fellow blogger, and ask a question, to be answered by anyone who wants to participate. We then hop around to other blogs, checking out their answers. It is a great way to get to know other bloggers. See additional info below

This week's question is:
Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?

I LOVE original ideas! Its a breath of fresh air to read a book and have it surprise you or provide you with that giddy feeling of happiness at the discovery of something new!!! It was one of the reasons I feel in love with "The Sin Hunter Series" by Caridad Piñiero! It was 'new'. Currently there are two books in the series:

However, a new spin or twist to an old theme can also make for a great book. Does it always work? No. There have been many moments of "they did not just do that" or "they will ruin a classic" but hey, people are allow to try! Sometimes it does work!! It can bring a new perspective to an old story or even provide you with the "Oh that makes more sense" feeling.

"Pulled-to-publish fanfic" hmmmmm If they were to be published as a FanFic, then I'd be more inclined to say that I'm okay with it. I'm bothered when the publisher tries to sell it as an "Original" piece, when its not. Can great books be created out of fanfic, yes, I've seen it happen. However, its not original and based off of someone's else work. Give credit where its due. Could a story inspire you to write something? Absolutely! Make it your own then. Otherwise, give credit to the original piece of work that inspired yours.

Can't wait to hear your thoughts!!!

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!

What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to WordPress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don’t have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed.

All features are chosen randomly to be the feature. They are not chosen by content or name.


  1. I agree, a new spin can make a fantastic story! This is especially true for retellings, which are some of my favorites. Great answer :)

    Here's my FF!

  2. New follower!

    Yeah, I'm okay with fanfic as long as it's called what it is.