Friday, November 9, 2012
Feature and Follow Friday
Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?
A: I don't mind similar ideas. I read PRINCESS OF THE MIDNIGHT BALL and ENTWINED very close together, and they're both retellings of the 12 Dancing Princesses fairytales. That said, if I read books based on similar ideas, one will always be "better" than the other in my mind. I think comparison is just inevitiable when reading books with obvious similarities.
Retellings: Yes! I'm a fan. If they're super-creative, all the better. I think that's why I loved CINDER by Marissa Meyer so dang much.
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Fanfic: No. I once read where JK Rowling said something like reading fanfic of her work reminded her of coming home and finding all her furniture rearranged. (Can't remember the exact quote, but it was something like that!) I guess I feel the same way as a reader. Just leave things like they are so I don't trip over a chair when I'm trying to find my way around! :)
Posted by Sarah at 11:39 AM