Friday, November 9, 2012

Feature & Follow #12

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers. But you have to know, the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.
Here’s this week’s question:
Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?  
The simple answer is no, I don't mind. It's hard to be completely original when there are so many books out there. Also, I think that if you're reading in the same genre, you have to expect some overlap. I mean, if you chose to read paranormal romance, then you have to expect that the story will contain some supernatural being (Vampire, Werewolf, Angel etc...) and that that entity will end up being the love interest of the protagonist. However, having said that, you don't want it to be exactly the same either. There has be some differences which stand out and make one story unique from another.

So what's your FF?

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  1. Fabulous answer. I'm totally in agreement. Just don'ttake a story, change character names and have at least a fresh twist on it, and we should be fine, lol. Thanks for stopping by my FF post! New follower. :)

    My FF post @ Her Fiction Fix

  2. Hopping through. It is so difficult to make paranormal romance feel unique. I really admire authors who manage it.
    My Hop

  3. Exactly! I don't mind at all either. I guess because I can be OCD about things I can see the difference between books that appear similar and see that they are two entirely different stories but with the same theme!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Great answer, I definitely agree! Old follower :)
    World of Books

  5. Great points, I agree that some overlap is to be expected, especially with such a popular genre as paranormal romance. However, it's when more than just the supernatural being is similar that I get annoyed. Plot premises and the main characters' background are still places where originality is important! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following you back :D

  6. I agree with your answer completely! Thanks for stopping by my FF- old GFC Follower !

    My #FF
    ~Caitlin :)

  7. Totally agree its very hard to be original nowadays. Everything seems to be retold a million times. New follower here. Thanks for following!

  8. Thanks for following! Following you back ;)

  9. A good answer,just blogging by.

  10. I agree, especially your comment about expecting overlap if you read within the same genre.

    new follower
    Thanks for stopping by Book Sojourner!

  11. Following you back thanks for stopping by. You make a good point since there is nothing new under the sun and most stories share a seed of some known work. Originality isn't easy to duplicate hence the original twist added at to the mix. Yes its true over lapping in a genre can happen my beef is when the writer does a poor job in executing the story.

  12. Agree 100%.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF. Followed you back via GFC :D

  13. Similar to my answer!! Great minds....

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace