Friday, February 3, 2012

Follow My Blog Friday

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #82

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

Most of the books I love the best have made me FEEL something real.  They have evoked a real emotion in me so that I walk away feeling connected to the story or the characters.  

Of course, my main go-to books for escape are the light, fun, romantic books that create a diversion for my mind.  No thinking required.  These are the books I feel happy with in the end because I just had a mental vacation.  :)

14 comments:

  1. I agree, you gotta love when you feel something from a book. Of course reading is find just to pass the time but when a book sticks with you, you know you're "in love"!

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

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  2. I think you said it better than I did. I said the ones that make my heart pound, but I also like the ones that bring out other strong emotions (sadness, love and romance...etc.) I agree! Thanks for visiting and happy reading!

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  3. Oooh, yes! I can't even explain how true this statement is. The best books I have read did make me feel connected to the protagonists. I cried or laughed or whatever, but it felt REAL. *grin* Same time, I'm an escapist.. But I think with books the great thing is that they are a safe way to explore emotions. If a literary character dies, you are safe to mourn her or him, because.. well, it's not really real. (Bad example.. Really bad example. XD)

    Happy Friday!

    Patricia

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  4. haha I agree. Books that evoke an emotional response are the best. Although I still like my romances the most though. I don't feel too drained after reading them. If it's a romance and it made me reallly emotional, then that's the best!

    My FF

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  5. I'm like you, emotion is good...I like to feel like I'm part of the book. If I get through the whole thing without a single smile or gasp, something is wrong. Very wrong. And if it makes me cry, it must be truly astounding. Happy Friday!
    Old follower
    My Friday hops

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  6. Yes! I am the same, a book has to be emotional for me to enjoy it - I need to be able to connect with it in some way. Great answer, it seems like we have a similarity!

    Here's my FF post!

    Stephanie @ SOOTP

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  7. I totally agree! But romance is always a must for me too! Hope you have a great Friday :)

    Here's my FF!

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  8. I love it when books make you feel something too! When I walk away with a strong emotion, good or bad, I like it! That takes powerful writing!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  9. I totally agree with you! The books need to have romance for me, because I'm a hopeless romantic. Give me a good romance book and I'll love the book. ;) I'm a new follower, by the way, and I LOVE your blog background!

    http://eileenlisblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-13.html

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  10. New follower from the blog hop! I agree with you! And I love taking a mental vacation in books too! here's my FF if you'd like to follow back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-and-follow-friday-5.html

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  11. I like your answer on this quistion, Aimee.
    And I see whe got the same hobbies. Reading and Card making :D Do you have a blog where you post your cards?

    And, if you like to read my answer on this quistion you can read it here --> FFF

    Mariska (new follower)

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  12. Thanks for stopping by! I also love books that make me feel connected to the characters.

    Following you back.

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  13. Hi Aimee

    Thanks for stopping by and following me back :D
    And in answer to your quistion, here is my blog site about my cards http://mariskascards.blogspot.com/ It's in Dutch because it takes me a while to make some English text.

    Mariska

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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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