31 Jan 2012

Follow Friday #26 - Feature

NOTE: I'm really sorry i had to post this so early, but because i live in Australia the time difference means i need to. Unfortunately, the rest of you guys will have to wait until our lovely hosts decide to post their own Follow Fridays with the linky lists :(

Guess what guys? After weeks and weeks of waiting, i finally got the chance to become a feature on Follow Friday, perhaps the most well known blog hop in the book blogging universe! If you're a newbie, you should totally go join over at Parajunkee or Alison Can Read, as it's a great way to gain new followers and find awesome new blogs :D

This week it's my turn to be in the spotlight, and though it might take me a while i promise i'll try to follow back every person that follows me. Unfortunately, due to the amount of people who are probably going to visit i won't follow people who don't end up following my blog. So, if you leave a comment please make sure to follow and i'll definitely return the favour!

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #80

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

Most of my books are centred around a strong, smart heroine who  can hold her own and isn't intolerably stupid. I would be the first to admit that i probably focus more on paranormal stories, including fantasy, but romance also appears quite frequently too (especially when a hot guy is involved, i can take or leave the Alpha Jerk Syndrome).

I'm sure everyone's elses answers are going to be so much cooler, so follow, leave a comment, and i'll come and drool. I only get to be a feature once, so i'm going to enjoy it! Oh, and before i forget, here's the linky list so you can move around easier (aren't i so thoughtful?):

Omnom Out,
Imo <l:)>

73 comments:

  1. Hey! I'm a new follower from Follow Friday! Yes, I know I'm really early, but I've always been a firm believer in "the early bird catches the worm." Also, I can't really see the Linky list. Maybe it's just my browser or I'm really going blind. ;) Just thought I'd point that out really quickly. :)

    eileenlisblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, and I also meant to say that I agree with you! I LOVE strong heroines who are also smart! And I also focus more on paranormal stuff. Don't worry, though, your answer isn't much cooler than mine, even though I'm not posting mine until later in the day. ;)

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    2. You're right, the HTML for the list must have screwed up! Although that's probably a good thing since i posted before i was meant too...

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  2. Hi! Congrats on being featured. New follower. =)


    I agree, I love strong heroines, and I also like a touch of romance too.

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  3. I think everyone loves the strong and smart heroines! I sure do. :) Happy FF, and congrats on being featured this week! New Follower!

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  4. Congrats on being a Feature this Friday! I agree non-idiot heroines are vital for good stories.

    Jessie Marie
    *New Follower*
    Follow Friday
    The Daily Bookmark

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  5. Congratulations on being the featured blogger. I have to think about my answer to the question but I do agree that I like strong heroines.

    New Follower.

    Anne(Headfullofbooks)

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  6. Congrats on the feature!

    It really gets on my nerves when the heroines are made out to be idiotic or unintelligent!

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-12.html

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  7. Great answer! I love tough heroines. Happy Friday Reading to Penguins

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  8. Stopping by on the hop! I love strong characters (because who likes weak ones???). Happy FF!

    Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

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  9. My answer is pretty much what you just said! There's no way I can connect with a weak heroine with no back bone :)Congrats on being featured! New follower :)

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  10. Congrats on the feature! I completely agree with your answer.

    New follower

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  11. Congrats on being the feature blog of the week and I am a new follower :)

    Great post and I totally agree! I love strong main characters!

    Happy Friday and check out my follow Friday!
    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-17.html

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  12. Congrats on your feature! I am an old follower! Here is my hop: Mom Reads My Books

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  13. First of all: I. Love. Your. Blog. Yay for Omnom!!! He's the reason I love Cut the Rope so freaking much. I would follow you just for that and yours is probably my favorite blog so far. It seems we share very similar book interests too!
    Second: Congrats on being featured! Can't wait to see more of your posts.
    New follower :)
    My Friday hops

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  14. Great answers and I definitely have to agree C:

    New Follower

    Friday Hops

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  15. Congrats on being featured this week! I agree with you about strong heroines, they're a must! I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me when you have a chance.....

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

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  16. Congratulations on your wait being over and being this weeks feature:)

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  17. Old Follower. Congrats on the feature. My answer is pretty close to yours. :)

    My FF: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-14-tgif-8.html

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  18. I like a strong kick butt heroine too, although I have to admit, I can read books with a whiny heroine if the hero makes up for it.

    new follower!

    check out my FF http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-2.html

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  19. COOLEST.BLOG NAME.EVER. Your answer is good, everyone seems to love a strong female lead, but that makes sense. We are book bloggers, we're obviously opinionated LOL Have an awesome weekend, look forward to reading more of your posts =D
    Tristan @ Reads With Wreckless Abandon

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  20. Yay feature! I like your blog!

    And I think your answer is plenty cool! =)

    New Follower.

    Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library

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  21. Love your blog!

    Congrats on being featured(:

    New Follower

    My FF http://curseofthebibliophile.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday.html

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  22. Great answer. My answer is actually kind of similar to yours! Congrats on being featured!!

    My FF

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  23. Perfect answer! I love smart, strong heroines! Congrats on the feature! That's very exciting :)
    *New Follower*
    My FF

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  24. Happy spotlight!!:)

    Okay so I also love a great fantasy story, strong alpha male and sexy romantic plot!;)

    New email follower!

    Happy FF

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  25. I also like strong female characters, but there are always exceptions for me ;) Congrats on being featured!!

    New Follower!
    My FF: http://mytowerofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-and-follow-friday-23.html

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  26. Yes..I love how the heroines are smart and feisty at the same time. Alphas all the way!

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    Giselle @ booknerd.ca
    Feature and Follow Friday

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  27. you're right I agree too. I love my heroine mike that too.

    new follower

    here is mine

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  28. I totally agree with you. I need a strong heroine as well. And I love my romance thrown in as well. Otherwise I get bored with the book. I'm a new follower.

    You can find my FF here! CLICKY HERE! =D

    and enter my 300 Follower Giveaway here! CLICKY HERE! =D

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  29. Congrats on your spotlite!! It's always fun to get noticed!! and to be recognized for something that is important to you!!

    Great blog I am really enjoying it..

    New Follower
    Shauni
    Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy

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  30. Congrats on the Feature :)

    I like the same kind of things with my books but I have actually started to read books that aren't paranormal and I actually love them as well.

    Old Follower :)

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  31. Hello! Olf follower. Congrats on being a feature. I love your blog title by the way!

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  32. My answer is pretty much like yours. :) especially the alpha jerk type. LOL
    I'm a new follower.

    http://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2012/02/ff-feature-9.html

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  33. My answer is also very similar. There's the romance and likable characters, and of course a solid plot.

    New follower. Happy Friday!

    JJ iReads
    Check out my Friday post

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  34. Just wanted to stop by and say congrats on being featured! I'm a new follower of yours :)

    My answer was a bit similar to yours strong heroines are a must :)

    Here's my FF: http://thoughts-of-an-endless-dreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-31.html

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  35. Congratulations on being featured!! Great answer! I have to have a strong heroine too! So my answer is a bit similar to yours!

    New Follower

    My Friday Post

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  36. Definitely agree! Congrats on being featured!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  37. Definitely agree. Sometimes you get these heroines who are just plain silly and make me want to smack them! XD Congrats on being featured!
    I'm a new follower, hop on over if you have the time:
    http://universeinwords.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-friday.html
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  38. I love Strong Heroines, also. I rarely read a good book with one, but I've managed to read some lately. I usually get books where the heroine is annoying or a pain in the butt.
    Congrats on being Featured. =)
    Love you blog and love that you are in Australia. I wish to one day visit there and finally meet my pen pal in Australia and explore there.
    Here's our FF: http://booklovinmamas.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-follow-1.html

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  39. New follower.

    I love the title of your blog :) My answer is in no way more cool than yours, in fact it's almost identical lol

    http://urbanfantasybookreviews.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-me-friday-3rd-february-2012.html

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  40. Hello! New follower via the hop.

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  41. I agree, nothing is more annoying than the female protagonist who is constantly making stupid, brainless decisions and has to hide behind other characters. I mean, getting help from others is fine, and we all make mistakes, but I really can't stand those female characters who make the same stupid mistakes over and over and don't understand why things aren't working out for them.

    Congrats on being featured!

    Andrea (New Follower)
    My FF

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  42. Our answers are very similar! I absolutely adore romance in novels and characters especially women/girls are extremely important to me.

    New follower.
    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews
    http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-14-and-tgif-5.html

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  43. Brand new follower, congrats on being featured! I'm with you, I'm not a fan of alpha jerks or TSTL heroines.

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  44. I'm a Follower .. Love how you put it Alpha Jerk Syndrome . here is my FF http://totallybookedsolid.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday.html

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  45. Congratulations on being featured this week. I don't actually follow blogs anymore through GFC. But, I do through RSS, which I'm done for you. :)

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    1. Congrats! on being featured.
      here's mine:

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

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  46. Hilarious. Don't a I wish I could sound amazing in the small space of a comment!!! hahahahaha I'll settle for "same as everyone" and congratulate you on being Featured, 'cause that's way cool. I like smart, kick-butt heroines, too. A LOT. Tamora Pierce has 'em in her books... nice monthly featured choice!

    Have a great Friday!! My FF: Colorimetry

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  47. Love Love your blog.. and Congratulations on being featured!!! New Follow...

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  48. Oh forgot to give you my link.. sorry.. here it is..

    http://breathoflifebookreviews.blogspot.com/

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  49. Your banner is really cute.
    Moving on, I agree a kick ass heroine and alpha male is a must have.Sometimes authors make the alpha jerks which may or may not work.
    My FF
    http://escapismfromreality.blogspot.in/2012/02/feature-follow-2.html

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  50. Great answer. =] Congrats on being featured. Old Follower. =]
    Here is My Follow Friday

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  51. Haha, I found out I like the jerk syndrome guys.
    New follower via GFC. Check out my Follow Friday and please follow me back via GFC if possible.
    http://BooksandSparkles.Blogspot.com

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  52. I definitely appreciate a strong heroine as well! It's nice to see a female lead kick butt instead of playing a damsel in distress!

    I'm a new follower!
    My #FF

    Dominique

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  53. New follower!!! Tamora Pierce is my idol which makes you gold in my eyes. :)

    Here's my FF: http://readingthroughdawn.blogspot.com/2012/02/page-36-follow-friday.html

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  54. Hey there,
    Congrats on the feature! I usually can't stick with a stupid MC either. I'll go with it for a bit to see if they get smarter, but if it's really bad... Yeah, no. Anyway, hope you have a great weekend!
    Ninja Girl

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  55. You won me over the moment I saw Om Nom in your header. New follower.

    Leslie
    Follow Friday @ Working for the Mandroid

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  56. I agree with Mandroid. Om Nom is a winning name for a blog. Love it!

    Congrats on your feature! I'm a new follower.

    My FF is HERE.

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  57. Congrats! If the heroine is super dumb then the book is just bleh. Unless of course the goodlooking guys make up for it xD

    Bri @ Kindling the Fire
    My FF

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  58. A strong female character can definitely only help a novel! Good answer :)

    New follower via email!

    The Muggle
    If you have a moment please nominate your favorite cover here.

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  59. Happy Follow Friday! Congratulations on being the feature blog. I like strong heroines too. I'm an old follower.

    http://readinginthemountains.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-11.html

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  60. Haha. I like that term, Alpha Jerk Syndrome, but the guy would have to be somehow loveable for me to deal with that. I don't usually take too kindly on unhealthy relationships for my heroine/hero.

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  61. Yay for being the feature! Congrats!

    Love a good strong heroine too :)

    I'm a new follower!

    Here's mine

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  62. Congrats on being featured. I don't like stupid girls or guys who are jerks either.
    New Follower!
    Waiting For Wentworth

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  63. Hopping through. Congrats on being the feature! Other than Bella, I don't like stupid girls either.
    My Hop

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  64. Congrats on being a feature! I am still not sure if I actually liked Twilight or not, because to me Bella just seemed stupid and not too strong. I like my main characters to be strong and a bad ass.

    Here's my FF

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  65. Hi!!!! I'm a new follower!!! I can't wait to continue to follow your blog!!! :)

    I completely agree; a strong heroine is an important element in the books I read! :)

    http://jbkantt.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-me-friday-2.html

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  66. HI Imogen, I am a new follower! I absolutely love Omnom!!!!
    If you want to check out my blog I am at the Howling Turtle:

    http://howlingturtle-pdx.blogspot.com/

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  67. New follower! Loving your blog theme! Off to check out your reviews!

    http://www.deadtreesandsilverscreens.com

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  68. Hello! I am a new follower, found your blog through the friday follow blog hop! Can't wait to read all your stuff!

    Congrats on the feature!!

    Claire
    http://clairelouisereads.blogspot.com.au/

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  69. Yep. I like strong female characters as well. I'm all about Girl Power!

    My FF Post

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