Friday, August 5, 2011

Feature & Follow Friday (7)

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme created by Parajunkee and co-hosted by Alison Can Read where bloggers hop around meeting and following other bloggers.


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  • Q. Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader, did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?).

    I would say I have two options here:
    1º The books that turned me from a average reader to the vacuum I am today were Anne Rice's "Vampires Chronicles". I believe that to be able to create so many different characters with their own personalities and make them real for the readers is amazing.

    2º The book that helped in a difficult situation was not a book but a manga (fot those who doesn't know what is manga: think of them as japanese comics). "Paradise Kiss" helped me to believe in my dreams and to fight for them no matter what. It gave me strength when I thought I didn't have any left. If you are curious my review is HERE.

    And... yep, those are my answers. What about yours? :D

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    24 comments:

    1. Hi, just stopping by on the FF. I read Interview with the Vampire and didn't love it, but I totally got it's importance in the history of vampire/gothic fiction. And that manga sounds good, I'm gonna have to check it out.

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    2. Nice Choice :)

      Check out my FF @http://le-grande-codex.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday-2.html too

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    3. Thanks for stopping by my FF :)
      I haven't read manga in ages! If I ever start reading manga again, I'm definitely going to check out Paradise Kiss!

      I'm an old follower :)
      Shirley

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    4. Thanks for stopping by on FF :) I have not read any of those books but my sister read the books by Anne rice and she loved them :)

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    5. Returning the follow! I love the Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice really opened me up to reading newer books--for a long time, I'd been a bit of a snob & was only reading classics :)

      Have a great weekend!

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    6. Sadly, I have never read The Vampire Chronicles, though I have always wanted to!

      Here is my FF: Pawing Through Books

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    7. High Five!!! We picked the same!! Your the first blog I have seen that also has the Vampire Chronicles!

      Oh, wait, that must be why I am already following you! :)

      On a side note I have also read Paradise Kiss, but was too into Nana. Paradise Kiss was pretty awesome though.

      Happy Friday!!

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    8. Okay, so you posted the Vampire Chronicles AND manga! I think you're my new best friend! =P I love manga, too - and we already discovered we're both fans of Anne Rice! =P

      Happy Friday!
      Shaunna
      Scarlet Letters

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    9. Anne Rice is fantastic. I loved the Vampire Chronicles. I keep thinking I will read some Manga sometime, but I just don't. May have to fix that soon.

      Old follower just saying hi!

      My Follow Friday and Blog Hop

      Kristin Better Read Than Dead

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    10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am now following. Great picks for the books that most influenced you!

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    11. I haven't read either of those, but I've heard Anne Rice is a great author!! Great picks!

      Here's my FF!

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    12. Haven't read them, but Anne Rice is great!
      Amy's Follow Friday

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    13. That's awesome that you have two areas of books that have influenced your life! I want to read The Vampire Chronicles. I just need to get to them.

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    14. I haven't read any of Ann Rice's vampire books, but I loved her Mayfair Witches trilogy so maybe I should give them a try. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm returning the follow :-)

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    15. The Vampire Chronicles, interesting choice! Honestly, to me, Anne Rice really brought vampires to the forefront. Granted, the appeared in literature for 100s of years before, but she made them popular. It is really neat that you picked that series and a manga!

      New follower ^_^ Happy FF!!

      Here's mine: http://sinnfulbooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday.html

      sinn @ sinnful books

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    16. I haven't read any Anne Rice which tends to shock some of my family and friends. What can I say? I'm weird.

      Here's my Friday Hops

      Have a GREAT weekend!

      Old Follower :)

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    17. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! I'm following you back.

      Jess @ The Midnight Bookworm

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    18. I read Interview with a Vampire and really enjoyed it, but didn't pursue the rest of the series. Might have to get round to the next one one day. :)
      New follower! Thanks for following me!

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    19. Hopping through. I need to read Anne Rice. I'm such a vampire fan that I should get to the master.
      My Hop

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    20. I've never read Anne Rice which I think is just crazy! How fantastic is it when books can influence our lives in such a positive way - what a beautiful answer! :)

      Thanks for taking the time to visit me at Hands and Home! I'm now following you back!

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    21. Yeah Vampire Chronicles! Those were the first vampire books Ive ever read!

      I'm your newest follower and thanks for stopping by my blog! ;)

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    22. Great answers and thanks for the add! Ofc following back!

      Preet
      A Written Rhapsody

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    23. haven't yet read any of the vampire's chronicles books. i've almost picked them up from my library, but never made the commitment.

      just hopping back from Pretty in Fiction. you've been followed.

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