Thursday, June 16, 2011

Follow Friday (3)

Today is Follow Friday hosted by the Fabulous Parajunkee :)
Q. Genre Wars! What is your favorite genre and which book in the genre made it your favorite??

I have been leaning heavily towards Dystopian for a while now. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins was this earth-shaking experience for me that lead me down the destructive, depressing, occasionally hopeless path of Dystopian novels. I also really enjoyed Maria Snyder's Inside Out/Outside In books. I don't know what exactly speaks to me about them...There is always this underlying threat that what is happening in the novel could come to pass if we aren't careful. Most Dystopias are deeply pensive commentaries on our society and I am such a nerd that I adore that...it makes me feel all intellectual and stuff :D But seriously....why read cheesy, happy love stories when you can read about oppression, senseless death, and revolution??

What do you think? Love/Hate the Genre? Not enough romance? Too much Violence??? Leave a comment and let me know :) I will be sure to follow you and comment on your post too!

~Andra~

21 comments:

  1. Personally, The Hunger Games was what started me out on dystopians, and ever since I finished the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, I've been hooked. I'm a paranormal romance girl, and I love swooning after a tragic werewolf just as much as the next girl. But, sometimes you need a bit more substance: which is where the dystopians come in. :D

    New follower checking in!

    Meghann D.
    http://absconditas

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  2. Oh my gosh.. how embarrassing. It's http://absconditas.com

    I'm so so sorry.

    Meghann

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  3. Hi
    Following through from Parajunkee's. I prefer UF to strictly dystopian but I did enjoy Hunger Games

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
    www.bookdout.wordpress.com

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  4. Lol @ Meghann ha No worries, I figured it out eventually :D

    @bookdout...Up until recently I was a total UF freak too...I just have been UF'ed out for the last few months...too many similar plots and flat characters...hopefully I'll be able to find an author to re-vamp (pun intended) my love for the genre :D

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  5. dystopian fiction is very popular today on FF, and I can't blame everyone for loving it, it's always such an incredible read.

    I like how you described it as 'deeply pensive commentaries,' other than being a perfect way to describe the genre it's also a beauitful description (maybe that's just me!).

    New follower :)

    http://kfmurphy.blogspot.com/2011/06/follow-friday-genre-wars.html

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  6. I love The Hunger Games. I like dystopian but I prefer it to be post apocalyptic as well. I love the messiness of it.

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  7. Hi & Happy Friday!

    A great choice, I loved The Hunger Games.

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice weekend.

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  8. Hi,

    Hopping by from the follow friday.
    I am not that familiar with Dystopian books.
    Have a wonderfull weekend!
    Kyanara from the Life of a BookAholic

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  9. I'm an English Lit student also and a new follower! Have a great weekend.

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  10. Hi friday follow. nope can't read those but i will give most genres one try so this will be my challenge. however mine is..
    http://sidnebkclubreviewz.blogspot.com

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  11. New follower, hopping by!

    I chose Dystopian as well! I'm really, really enjoying this genre!

    Happy Hopping!

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  12. New follower! Happy reading, friend!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

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  13. I was totally hooked by Hunger Games to, though I have found other favorites. I love that, though far fetched, these worlds the authors created could on some level actually exist in the future at least on some level. Plus they have the right amount of action, romance and intrigue.

    Just stopped by for the #FF Hop! It's always fun sharing about great books.

    (new follower)

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  14. What a cool blog! New follower, stopping by :)

    Check mine out at http://everydayadventure11.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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  15. I haven't read enough to answer. I like what i've read so far though.

    Following you back :)

    Amy@adumbrations

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  16. I have recently fallen in love with Dystopian reads as well! My favorites would have to be from Maria V. Snyder. Happy follow friday! Thank you for sharing and for stopping by!

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  17. Asking me to Pick my favorite genre is like asking me to pick my favorite food; There's no way I can come up with just one answer!

    Follow me back to my blog and I'll explain - http://www.howardsherman.net

    Thank G-d it's Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  18. Hopping through. I am not a big dystopia fan, but there are definitely books in the genre that I like Hungry Games in particular.
    My Hop

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  19. Hey lady, Thanks for stopping by! I hope we can be great blog friends... English undergrad eh? I have one of those!

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  20. I became interested in dystopian when I read Delirium by Lauren Oliver. Great dystopian story. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm happily returning the follow!

    Have a great weekend!

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  21. Hey stopping by from follow friday, great choices & great blog! Looking forward to more posts. Have a great weekend. New follower!

    Darcy @ Open Book Empty Cup

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