Friday, November 09, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday #12


Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. 

Today's question is:

Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?

My answer:
I don't mind it at all. In fact, I like it when a book that I am reading reminds me of another book that I've already read. 
But of course, it should be noted that there is a difference between 'being inspired by something' and 'copying something'. ;) 
As for retellings, I like how they make you look at a story with a whole new perspective. 
Fanfic is cool for leisure reading or when I'm in the mood to explore a story more. 

What about you? What are your thoughts?
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Happy Friday and happy reading, everyone! 

Sarika

34 comments:

  1. Yes, exactly. I don't mind if some elements are similiar to those of another book, but if it's basically the same story, then I don't feel like that's okay.. at all.

    And I *love* fanfics, but I wouldn't spend money on them, I think.

    Patricia // My Hop

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    1. So glad to know you agree with me! And yes, I don't think I'd spend money on fanfic either. Thanks for stopping by, Patricia! :)

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  2. Good answer. "Inspire by" puts a whole different spin on the tale, because it acknowledges what came before. It's authors who try to hide their influences that tend to annoy me.

    Old follower. :)

    Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

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    1. Totally agree! It's definitely appreciated when there's a little 'inspired by...' note in a book that's been inspired by another book. Thanks for stopping by, Bob! :)

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  3. I agree! I like reading books that have the same elements. That's why I love paranormals! I love reading all the different ways to see vampires and werewolves and fae and all sorts of other creatures that get told over and over in different ways!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Yay! :D I'm so glad you're with me on this one. Thanks for stopping by, Jessica! :)

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  4. I agree, but it's that line between inspiration and copying that gets a little too blurry for me sometimes. I'd much rather read something that is only vaguely inspired by, than I'm pretty sure is heavily copied from. Great answer! And thanks for stopping by my blog :D

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    1. Yes, I agree. Like I said, inspiration is cool, but a straight carbon copy... not so cool, eh? Thanks for stopping by, Anya! :)

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  5. One of the best answers I've seen this week. I completely agree.
    Thanks for stopping by my FF and following, new follower here :)

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    1. Aww! Thank you so much! I'm so happy to hear that! Thanks for stopping by and for following, Liz! :D

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  6. Good answer.

    old follower
    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/11/feature-and-follow-25_9.html

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  7. Great answer I totally agree. New follower here thanks for following me.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for following, Monica! Oh, and thanks for agreeing as well! ;)

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  8. Well said about there being a difference between being inspired by an idea and just copying it! Copycat books aren't my thing at all.

    Old follower. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Totally agree and glad to know you agree with me! Thanks for stopping by, Lee! :)

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  9. Hopping through. I agree. Fanfic helps me get to know a story better and think about it more.
    My Hop

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    1. Exactly! So I turn to fanfic when I really want to know more about a story. Thanks for stopping by, Alison! Always nice to have the host leave a comment. :D Thanks!

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  10. Good answer, and your right: there is a difference between inspired by and copying. Thanks for sharing, new follower via GFC :) Here's my FFF

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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    1. Yay! :D I'm glad you like my answer! Thanks for stopping by and for following, Micheline! :)

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  11. Totally agreed about fanfic. It's just something to pass time for me. Even writing it has taken some stress away, lol. Great answer. Thanks for stopping by my FF post! Old follower. :)

    Audrey @ Her Fiction Fix

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    1. Yes, exactly! Fanfic is the kind of stuff to read when there isn't much else to read, which- though rare- does happen at times. Thanks for stopping by, Audrey!

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  12. Like your answer. I especially like a good retelling.

    old follower
    Thanks for stoppinng by Book Sojourner!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jenny! Glad you like my answer. :)

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  13. I love retellings. They make me happy.

    Old follower

    -Ariel
    My FF

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    1. Me too! Retellings put a smile on your face. :) Thanks for stopping by, Ariel!

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  14. Stopping by from last week, because I'm a bit behind! Anyway, I agree...similar books can be familiar and comfortable. As long as something is different enough so that I don't feel I'm reading the same book over!


    Following!

    C.J.
    Sarcasm & Lemons

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  15. You're second person I came across who doesn't seem to mind. Great response. Thank you for stopping by and following =)

    Following back via GFC
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    Reeka @BoundbyWords

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    1. i'm glad to know you like my answer! Thanks for stopping by and for following, Reeka! :)

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