Thursday, September 1, 2011

Follow Friday #19



Alright! Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read and is a way for book bloggers to get to know each other better. Just go to their pages and follow the directions, and you'll be making some new friends!

Q. If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? And, why?


A. Change a book, eh? Well, there are some books that had these awful endings where somebody important dies and it's really upsetting. I'm not going to say which though because I do not want to ruin a good book. Yes, I said Good Book. Because, despite my sadness, the books meant something outside of the sadness. Sometimes you wish you could rewrite things, but, for the most part, you can't help but want them to stay the same.


RULES To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:



  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers - Once Upon A Prologue & Lisa Loves Literature.
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!


Happy Follow Friday, my dears!

~Jessica

22 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog! Other than the couple of books I talked about, I can't really think of many more endings I would change bc like you said, books are still telling valid stories even beyond the sadness over the endings!

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  2. Hopping through. I agree with you. I usually appreciate the ending for what it is.
    My Hop

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  3. THANK YOU for avoiding spoilers! And that is so true! It may not end how you wanted it to, but still...how can it happen any other way? New follower here *waves* I'd love it if you could check out my #FF post too.

    ~kyla
    kylanovelista.blogspot.com

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  4. Oooh, you tease! I want to know what book you're talking about! But I can appreciate you wanting to avoid spoilers. I had to carefully word my answer.

    I'm a new follower.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

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  5. lol I don't really mind if a main character dies. I think it depends on how well the author writes the situation. Whether or not it's only added for shock value.

    New follower! :)

    Amber @ Du Livre

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  6. I love the way you stated that, very true and said beautifully! It's really hard to avoid spoilers this week!!

    New follower :)

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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  7. Hi & Happy Friday!

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

    Have a nice weekend :)

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  8. I still love the book I chose, too, despite the ending.

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  9. Endings that we don't like suck! I hate when someone I like as a character dies, it's so annoying!

    New follower :)

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  10. New Follower Here! I agree, I hate when a favorite character dies. And props to you for not wanting to spoil anything!

    Feel free to check out my blog @ http://www.booklove101.blogspot.com

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  11. I am an old follower!
    Hope you will stop by and check out my new multi-author blog 'The Writers Voice' with myself, Kristie Cook, Jamie Magee, Kim Richardson, Keary Taylor, Victoria Simcox, Jessica Sorensen, Brenda Pandos, Samantha Young, Jayde Scott, Megg Jensen, Danyelle Leafty and guest authors!

    The Writers Voice
    "Where you get to know the people behind the pages."


    If you suggest your favorite author in the comments we will see if we can contact them for an interview, guest post or other exclusive content!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    http://ourbooksourvoice.blogspot.com/
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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  12. I totally agree. New follower hopping through :)

    My FF is here

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  13. Nice answer! No matter how much you would like to change the book, you can't! Feel free to check out my FF here. Returning follower!

    Rumana @ Relook the Book

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  14. Old follower, it turns out. Hope you will stop by, check out what I am up to enter back to the books on my site and if you do not already follow me, which would, of course, be shocking, that you will. Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
    Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

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  15. Being the maverick that I am, I penciled in my own addition to this week’s Follow Friday question and then answered it.

    Change the ending of a book? No way, no how.

    From the perspective of a reader – it never even dawned on me. As a writer I find the notion sacrilegious.

    Wait! I can explain! Follow me back to my blog for all the verbosity – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  16. I think there are more books were I'd rather just ask the author not to kill off a loved character as opposed to wishing I could change the ending. Most endings I can live with, even when I don't want them to end, but character deaths really get me. =(
    http://plbjourney.blogspot.com/2011/09/follow-friday-im-on-2-in-numbering.html

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  17. Yeah, I kind of wondered about spoiling the end of a book. And most of the time I'd rather books end the way they did. Like Breaking Dawn, a lot of people don't like that ending, but I was fine with it, because that seemed the way the author wanted to go, and it was her story, not mine. Thanks for stopping by my blog this week!

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  18. I like your refusal not to give away any spoilers Jess! I hate it when characters die in the end for no good reason as well.

    Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend. Watching any GG?

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  19. LOL how cryptic is that answer! :) but I love it, and your blog. Happy Friday! am now a follower:)

    The Book Bluff

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  20. Oh my goodness, so many comments! I'm pretty sure I followed back and commented on all... hope I didn't miss any. :)

    You're welcome for not sharing spoilers! I understand... although I have the tendency to spoil lots of things for myself by my blasted curiosity (*cough, Gossip Girl, cough*).

    @ Lan: I finished Season 4! Right before I posted my Update Thursday yesterday. All set and ready to go for Season 5!!! :D (Now I want to start it all over again, lol, I'm having withdrawals)

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