Friday, February 03, 2012

#FF: Feature&Follow #9

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #80

Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee's View.


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?


Well.... my heroines are usually pretty strong and opinionated, they make people respect them. No weak willed, silly girls for me (but I do give them a chance to grow a backbone before giving the book up). My heroes are generally strong, too, yes, but they'd never try to force themselves or their will on their heroines. They respect each other, they're equals. They are a team. And they have lots of fun teasing each other.
But it's not unheard of for me to favorite a book just because I like the hero better than I do the heroine. LOL
:P

What about you?

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18 comments:

  1. Hi! New follower.

    Oooh, liking a book because you like the hero? Who cares about the heroine?! I'm much the same from time to time! I'm not shallow, honest! ;) Occasionally I like the heroine but hate the hero - but I admit that that's much less frequent.

    You can find my FF here.

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Oh if I hate the heroine I can't really like the book.. I am ok with a lot of parameters but if a character is unlikeable, I just get turned off.. Not matter how great the surrounding characters are..

    New Follower Back
    Shauni
    Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy FF

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  3. You do have to like the heroine in order to want to read the book. I've only come across like 1 or 2 books where I didn't and stopped reading it. But I do admire those qualities as well!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. I can stick with a book if I don't care for the heroine but I'm less likely to pick up the next book if there is no potential for growth.
    old follower.

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  5. I love books with strong heroines and have a really hard time with wimpy girls in books.

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  6. Hi, New follower!

    Strong girls = must!

    XOXO

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  7. I tend to like the hero over the heroine too! I easily fall in love with book guys =) I also like that you mentioned the respect. I normally like the bad boy in the book, but only if he shows the heroine the respect she deserves. That's a must!

    New Follower
    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves
    My FF
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  8. Great answer! I generally like hero's over heroine's too.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Following you back.

    Esha@ Readaholicme

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  9. Interesting answer. Seems we have some of the same qualities in what we like in books.

    Thanks for stopping by and following. Am now following your blog too.

    Livin' Life Through Books

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  10. Great answer! I totally agree with you concerning the heroines - they've got to be strong. I do like a slight vulnerability to my characters too, though. :)

    Great answer!
    Here's my FF post!

    Stephanie @ SOOTP

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  11. I totally agree with you about needing a strong female character. But sometimes I love a book more based on the awesome guy characters. I have totally fallen for so many guys in books. =D

    I'm a new follower. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier.

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  12. Great answer! I agree with you, I love a strong heroine and hero but they must have respect for eachother!
    *New Follower* Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Great answer! I love having a good strong female character and a great hero who's an ideal love interest. New follower!

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

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  14. Thank you for visiting my blog!

    Following back....

    -JoAnne

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  15. Thanks for stopping by and following! *New Follower* now. [: Oh, and great answer. I agree, the gals have to be strong! I don't dig a cry baby....

    ShawnaLeAnn
    Dreaming In The Pages Enter My Giveaway

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  16. Respect! That's such a huge thing for me too, but not something I ever really thought about until now. Great answer!

    I'm a 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. Haha, I oddly tend to like the male characters more than females in books. The girls always find a way to irk me! Thanks for stopping by, I'm an old follower!

    Preet @ A Written Rhapsody

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I would love to read what you have to say. :)