Friday, November 9, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday

Welcome to The Book Guru! This is my first week back to the book blogging world I am really excited to check out all the new book blogs that have popped up over the last year! Thank you Parajunkee and Alison Can Read for hosting Feature Follow.

The question this week is:

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

A: Yes and No. I think there are very few fresh ideas out there. For instance Dystopian literature's popularity skyrocketed after the release of, The Hunger Games however decades ago authors like Lois Lowery and Janet McNaughton were pioneering the genre. Additionally Charles de Lint (another Canadian author) wrote urban fantasy novels long before they became popular. Do I still love The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Matched? Yes I do!

With that said if you are blatently copying anothers idea weather it be a plot line, the cover of a book, a character description then no I have no respect for that.

Have a great Friday!

Lindsey

12 comments:

Celine said...

There is nothing wrong writing in a certain tradition in my opinion. It's nice to explore different sides of an issue, like dystopian books do.

Hope you have a great day Lindsey!

Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews
My Feature&Follow

The Book Guru said...

I agree! Thanks for stopping by.

Liesel K Hill said...

Agreed. Well said. New follower via GFC. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

Lee @ Rally the Readers said...

I definitely need to read The Giver. There was a nice interview in Entertainment Weekly a few weeks back with Lois Lowry, and it mentioned how she was writing YA dystopia way before The Hunger Games.

New GFC follower. Our FF

Jenny said...

I agree. As long as their not blatantly ripping-off and bring something new/unique to the table, I'm good for it.

new follower. My FF:
http://booksojourner.blogspot.com/2012/11/feature-follow-2.html

Tanya Patrice said...

I agree - I usually don't mind as long as there is some originality - something different, even if the books are a similar concept.

Lisa Mandina said...

Totally agree with you! There really are only so many actual plots. It's just the details that make each story it's own. New follower.
Check out my FF

Beth Cutwright said...

New follower through GFC as lucyatmax/no pic. I can be found and followed at bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com .
I enjoy meeting blogger/readers and can agree with your response.
Happy reading!
Beth :D

Alyssa Shehorn said...

I agree! I don't mind as long as there seems to be some original thought put into the story.

New Follower GFC: http://mydailyobsessionreview.blogspot.com/

Christine (Rainy Day Reads) said...

New follower through GFC, you have an awesome blog!

My Feature and Follow Friday

Christine
Rainy Day Reads

The Book Guru said...

Lee- The Giver is an amazing series! I was really excited a few weeks back when I realized the final installment in the series, Son has just been released. Its a short and easy read but excellent. It's on my top 10 favorite book lists! Thanks for stopping by!

The Book Guru said...

Thanks everyone for following my blog! I hope you enjoy coming back :) I have enjoyed exploring all your book blogs! Happy reading everyone!

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