Thursday, February 9, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday


Q: What would your prefer: reading your favorite book over and over again until you got sick of it OR reading 100s of mediocre books? And why?

 

      

 

       I would prefer to read my favorite book over and over again. Every time I go back and reread a book, no matter how well I know it, I notice a new detail. I always feel like I walk away with something knew, whether it be a new plot development I missed, or just a new take on a character. Mediocre books are great to read and they give you new ideas and things to think about but books you TRULY love are irreplaceable and, to me, a much better use of time! Then again I always want to give a book I THINK will be mediocre a try... who knows it might make it into my favorites list!

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  1. I'm a new follower and I agree! Mediocre books are good, but they're hard to get into and not as good as your favorite book which you obviously think is the best thing in the world!

    http://eileenlisblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-14.html

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  2. That's a great answer! I am a new follower! Here is my Follow Friday: Mom Reads My Books

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  3. I agree with you! I'd reread a favorite over the mediocre books. And whenever I revist a book I constantly find new details as if its the first time again. Those kinds of stories just never get old.

    New Follower
    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves
    My FF
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    1. That's, in my opinion, why they are our favorites... BECAUSE you can read them over and over!

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  4. Great answer. I too notice a lot of new things every time I reread my fav book.
    New Follower.
    My Follow Friday

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  5. New follower! I am your 60th follower! Looking forward to your reviews.

    http://ohpaperpages.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday_09.html

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    1. Oh the big 60!!! Thank you so much for the follow I'm heading over to you now :)

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  6. Great answer. I notice something new when I reread too.

    Don't forget to enter my giveaway, both are international!
    The New Death eBook Giveaway
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    1. It never fails... I ALWAYS miss something the first time! I will go follow and enter your giveaways!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by... I LOVE your blog :)

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  8. Good answer. I would re-read my favorite books!
    New follower.
    Waiting For Wentworth

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    1. Thanks for the follow I went to your blog and just want to say I love your answer :)

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  9. I love your answer and agree with the detail but I'm afraid I wouldn't enjoy it nearly as much as the first time. Not a re-reader. New follower :)

    Here's my post: http://datesbooks.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-and-follow-friday.html

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    1. I like variety in my reading, have a great Friday.

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

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    2. Dalene: I understand rereading could sometimes spoil the magic of a book, especially if its been a while and you have made it seem better in your mind! I will head over to your blog to return the follow :)

      Tribute: I understand, you can't find new favorites if you don't read some iffy books!

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  10. See now your answer makes me want to change mine. I am totally torn!

    New follower!

    Otherwhere.co

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    1. Haha I am glad you liked my answer! I see the reasoning behind yours too. Followed you via twitter :)

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  11. Good answer. It was such a difficult question this week and other responses keep swaying me into wanting to change my answer!

    If you have time and if you want to, please drop by my Follow Friday and enter my International Giveaway!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

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  12. Yes! Me too! Better than reading bad books for ever, right? LOL

    I'm a new follower. :)

    http://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2012/02/ff-feature-10.html

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  13. Hopping through. I totally agree. There's nothing like a great book.
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  14. I like this question, I think I am going to have join Follow Friday after all (thanks for the tip Lauren:)

    I wouldn't want to get SICK of my fave book(s) but mediocre books (especially 100 of them??) are so blah. I'd be so down on reading after going through all those books that are just so-so:)

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    1. Good, I'm glad! This is a very helpful meme. I completely understand your answer, both options have ups and downs! Thanks for stopping on by :)

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  15. Came in through your comment on my blog! Looking forward to catching up with all your posts soon.
    Following you.
    Mohur
    http://b00kr3vi3ws.blogspot.in/

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  16. Great answer. =] I don't know why I can't really reread books lol. Thanks for visiting my FF. =]
    -Michael
    My Follow Friday

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    1. yeah, it takes a really special book to be rereadable :)Thanks for coming by my blog!

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  17. Interesting answer. You're right, but I don't think I could read so many mediocre books, a few yes, but not a lot.

    thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower.

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  18. Oh, you're right! I also like to re-read favorites to see all those little details. But I'm always afraid of getting tired of them! :( Although just if I read the MANY times.

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    1. I feel pretty confident that I won't get tired of my favorites... I have to many for that! LOL!

      Thanks for checking out my post!

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  19. Totally agree! I especially like to reread my favorite book or series if there is a spin-off series. And you see that character in a different way. I like to go back and reread that book/series to see if I notice anything different :) Thanks for following me! New follower!
    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

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      Thanks for the follow!

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  20. Wonderful answer! That always happens to me as well - it's really amazing how you can always take something away from a book no matter how many times you read it.

    Thanks for stopping by Book Prowl. I've followed you, too!

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