Thursday, February 2, 2012

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

My favorite books all:

1) Were written in a way that absolutely drew me in.  When I first read Gone With the Wind (I was in middle school), the story and the writing enthralled me.  I could not put the book down which absolutely shocked me (and my friends) since it was by far the longest book I had tackled at the time.

2) Have a timeless story that can transcend time.  I have read and watched many re-interpretations of Pride and Prejudice and while nothing trumps the original--they always draw me back to Elizabeth and Darcy's story!

3) Have characters that stay with me long after the last page.  Aria and Percy both intrigued me--and I cannot wait to have another installment so I can read more.

What prompts you to claim a book as one of your favorites?

18 comments:

  1. Under the Never Sky was awesome! Happy Friday :)
    My Friday hops

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  2. Hopping through. Great idea of a timeless tale. It's nice when books never get old.
    My Hop

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  3. Good answer! I must admit, I have neither watched nor read Gone With the Wind (oops) but I understand what you mean. AND I'm right there with you in regards to Pride & Prejudice!!!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Tara @ Shhh... Not While I'm Reading

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  4. @TheReadingPenguin Darcy is one of my literary crushes!

    @Jessi It was. I really loved it!

    @Alison I love the timeless ones.

    @WildIrishRose33 Oh my goodness--I cannot believe you have never met Rhett Butler. He is another of my literary crushes. :)

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  5. Under the Never Sky is a book I want to read for my personal "March of Dystopians" challenge in March(duh--lol). A friend of mine LOVED it.
    I'm not big on dystopians, so I'm kind of forcing myself into the world.
    A good Contemporary with a hot lead guy and a girl who is strong minded always helps! :)

    - Shanise @ Camisado Mind

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  6. Under the never sky sounds awesome I really need to read it! thanks for sharing.

    old follower

    here is mine

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  7. Characters that stay with you. So true! The best books always stay with me. (Oh, and the most horrible, too.. *grin*)

    Happy Friday!

    Patricia

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  8. Some really good points! I loved Under The Never Sky and I agree that characters who stay with you are super effective, I love books like that. Wonderful post. :)

    Here's my FF post!

    Stephanie @ SOOTP

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  9. I agree! Characters that stay with you even after you are done reading is a definite yes!

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

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  10. I need to read Under the Never Sky!

    New 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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  11. @Shanise I have a good friend who is not a big fan of dystopian. She does not see the appeal--and even though I love them I cannot explain it to even her. :)

    @Melliane I loved Under the Never Sky!

    @Patricia I agree sometimes the stories that stick with me the longest stick with me for the wrong reason.

    @Stepping Out of the Page Books that stay with you are so much fun to read!

    @Lu Oh the characters that stick with me seem like old friends!

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  12. I really like your answer about this quistion!
    And I like your choice of favorite books.

    Mariska (new follower)
    My FFF

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. @Lady I do love the kiss ass heroines too! I am reading Kitty and the Midnight Hour right now and I think I love her!

    @ClaireLouise Thank you for hopping by!

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