Friday, February 3, 2012
It's that time again! Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read and is a GREAT way to gain new followers and new blogs to follow yourself!!
This week's featured blogger is Progress and Procrastination - go check them out!
And now for this week's question:
Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kick butt heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?
Hmm, good question! I think that I definitely prefer books that have strong main characters. I really dislike whiny, spineless female leads. I don't mind if she has, say, psychological issues which make her a "broken" person, but I definitely look at how she handles it. Does she do her best to overcome her issues? Or does she just mope around about it? What makes a "kick butt" heroine to me is one who fights whatever adversities she is faced with, whether it is physical or mental. This is definitely a common factor in all my favorite books. A hot love interest as the lead male helps...and is probably present in at least 75% of my favorite books (maybe more), but is not an absolute must. It's definitely a bonus though...who doesn't want at least a little bit of romance? Another common factor is there has to be a lot of action. I don't like wordy descriptions...just give me the action, please!
Now it's your turn! Tell me about the common characteristics in your favorite books! And let me know if you are a new follower so I can follow you back!! Thanks for stopping by!