Thursday, February 2, 2012

Follow Friday #3

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read



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?




My Answer: 

Hmmmm. I think that all my favorite books have defined character building. I love a good story but most of all I need to feel that the characters and I are on a first name basis and we hang out every day during the time I read the book.(sometimes even when I am done) I can't stop thinking about the characters or if I wonder how a character would react or think to my real life situations, then I am hooked on that book. 



Whats your Answer? 

20 comments:

  1. I agree. It's important to also get to know the characters. Characters are what make the story come to life. Also, I find that if you can't really identify with the characters, it doesn't become really appealing.

    Thanks for stopping by. Am a new follower too.

    Livin' Life Through Books

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  2. Hello! Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower!! I am now following you back and I must say, your blog is SUPER cute! I love the background. [: Oh, and I love a good character building story also. I can't help but to feel all giddy at the end if my favorite guy or gal has jumped some kind or hurdle.

    ShawnaLeAnn
    Dreaming In The Pages Enter My Giveaway

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  3. Yes! Books with forgettable characters are forgettable books.

    Following back!

    JoAnne (The Fairytale Nerd)

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  4. I too love to feel like I know the character personally. Sometimes they feel so real to me I wish I could talk to them. New Follower!

    My Follow Friday

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  5. Mmm hmm. How can you forget the name of the character if it's a great novel?

    Jez's Bookcase

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  6. You're absolutely right! A book must have great and unique characters for the story to come to life.
    New follower :D
    @BOOK WHALES
    MY FF
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  7. New follower! Strong characters are a must. Looking forward to your reviews!

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

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  8. I agree. Books in which the characters do nt build or grow in any way are usually very far down on my list.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I'm a new follower!

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  9. Characters are my thing too! More so than anything else. :)

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm returning the follow! :) Yes! I agree that I need to feel a real connection with the characters! Good answer!

    http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-and-follow-friday-5.html

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  11. I always think a well written character remains a lifelong friend.. I mean seriously, I fell in love with Aragorn when I was 10... haven't fallen out of love with him yet.. and it has been a LONG time..

    New Follower
    Shauni
    Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy FF and Tea and Book FF

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  12. I understand completely. Character building is very important and a key part of a story! Thanks for the follow I returned the favor! :)

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  13. I love it when I feel like a character is my friend/family/enemy, as it makes them seem that much more real to me. Books with such characters are a constant in my life as I reread them until the binding breaks and I need to get a new copy.

    Returning the follow. Thanks.

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  14. Hi, thanx for following BLYTHES and BOOKS, returning the favor!

    I know what you mean that the characters and you have to be friends! Sometimes you ARE the characers, other times you just befriend them. But there has to be chemistry and growth, I agree! Only downside: when the book ends, you're left friendless :(

    Happy reading! ;)

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  15. It's amazing how difficult it is to have solid character development and chemistry. When it's done right it's truly amazing and definitely sticks with you. Great answer!

    Thanks for stopping by! Following back via Twitter.

    Otherwhere.co

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  16. I love it when you can really connect with characters. It makes the book that much more engaging. Great answer!

    New follower! :)
    Andie
    My Friday Hops

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  17. 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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  18. Oh yes. Love when they stay with you long after and feel like good friends too.

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