Favorite Quotes

'Once upon a time, there was a man as great as the gods...... But even the great can tremble with fear. Even the great can Fall.

Mary E. Pearson, Kiss of Deception

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday 56 (10) Feature Friday (9)


Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post to Freda's Voice in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.

"Why don't you humor me?" I ask. "Maybe I don't want to give this to you. Maybe there's a reason I can't." I link the chain back around my wrist.
"Listen to yourself." Blake's voice is quiet. "There is a reason."

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

  • Leave your name on the post.
  • Create a post on your own blog that links back to the post (just grab the FF button) visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hello! In their comments.
  • Be sure to follow them and if someone follows you follow back!!!
Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?

     I do not mind books that were influenced by another book and then have similarities to that book, that's fine. However, I think there are boundaries to how similar a book can be to another book. I am fine when a book reminds me of another book because it has the same tone of voice as another book, or if it has the same structure, or has characters that resemble the characters in that book, or if the concept is similar to another book. I am fine if a book has one of those or two of those, but if a book has all of those, then that's crossing a line. If someone looks in a book and takes the characters and everything else from it, then that is just plain disrespectful. An author put her (or his) heart and soul into that book and yet it gets treat it like dirt. 
    The only way I would be fine with that is if they tell me it's a retelling. If anywhere on the book it says it's a retelling, then I'm fine. 
      As for fan fiction I am fine with that. I don't really read fan fiction, because I think a person doesn't know what the character would do accept the author. An author has this idea in her (or his) head and then starts to write about it. Then she adds characters and those characters grow. So, the only person who really knows the characters are the persons who's head they grew in, and that's the authors.

That's my rambling answer.
what was your answer?
Happy reading.


  1. Good answer. I like an author to bring something new to the table that comes from them and isn't just a rip-off. I love a good retelling, with a new spin.

    new follower. My FF:

    1. I agree, I love retellings when it has a new spin on it.
      Thanks for following :)

  2. I agree with you, there definitely are boundaries! Good answer!

    New Follower!
    Kristen @OCA

  3. There's always a reason, and now I want to know what it is too!

  4. My problem with fanfiction is not writing it (guilty!) but switching names and publishing it as thought it were original fiction is not acceptable.

    My follow friday! Please visit!

  5. Why so secretive about the reason though???

  6. You have a great answer and I really like your blog!
    - New Follower :)
    Marissa @ http://www.fortheloveoffilmandnovels.com/