Thursday, February 2, 2012

Follow Friday (12)

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?


  1. Under the Never Sky was awesome! Happy Friday :)
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  2. Hopping through. Great idea of a timeless tale. It's nice when books never get old.
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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!!!

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

  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. :)

  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

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

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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!


  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. :)

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    Stephanie @ SOOTP

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

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  10. I need to read Under the Never Sky!

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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!

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

    Mariska (new follower)
    My FFF

  13. Kick ass heroines for me, all the way!
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  14. Hello! I am a new follower!! Found you via the blog hop! Can't wait to read your posts!


  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!