Friday, June 17, 2011

Follow Friday - At Twenty-One, the Follow Friday Can Drink Now


It's Friday again, which means it's time for Follow Friday. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host (Parajunkee) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the Featured Blogger of the week - Rhiannon Paille.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  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.
  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 want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: Genre Wars! What's your favorite genre and which book in that genre made it your favorite?

I will shock absolutely no one by saying SCIENCE FICTION! I also love fantasy fiction, but science fiction will always be my first love. But I have been reading science fiction for so long I don't actually remember what book it was that I read that made it my favorite, but it was almost certainly a book written by Andre Norton. It might have been Exiles of the Stars, or maybe Judgment on Janus or Moon of 3 Rings. Possibly Star Guard or Quest Crosstime. I can't remember which specific book did it for me, but my love of science fiction, my love of reading in general, and the eventual existence of this blog, is pretty much Andre Norton's fault.

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14 comments:

  1. I have yet to read an Andre Norton book but I see them everywhere and I really love science fiction. So that means his books need to be on tbr list! My favorite science fiction book is Ender's Game. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! ;)

    ~Loren
    My FF

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  2. @Loren: A small point - Andre Norton was a woman. She began her writing career in an era in which a lot of publishers thought that no one would buy science fiction books written by women, so female authors either wrote under pseudonyms - like Alice Sheldon, who wrote as James Tiptree, Jr. - or under name variations that were intended to disguise their gender - like C.J. Cherryh and Andre Norton.

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  3. I don't think I've ever read Norton. Hmmm.

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  4. I am shocked! I had no idea you loved science fiction so much! ;)

    Andre Norton, huh? I'll have to check him out. I've never read any of his books yet.

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  5. New follower! Happy reading, friend!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

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  7. Hi there, new follower here from the hop! Love your blog! :o)

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  8. New follower here. I'll admit that I haven't read much sci fi, but I had a friend who used to swear by Andre Norton. I still need to pick up her books sometime soon. Happy Friday!

    Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter>

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  9. I do love science fiction, even though it's not my main genre. I'll have to check out those Norton books. I've read other ones of her's and enjoyed them.

    New follower from the hop! Nice blog! :)

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  10. @Parajunkee: Norton wrote at least a couple books set in a post-apocalyptic setting, which would probably fit well with your dystopian-genre theme right now. If you're interested, I'd probably start with No Night Without Stars.

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  11. @Nikki: Welcome aboard. I hope you enjoy the blog!

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  12. @Marla: I recommend Andre Norton's books for anyone interested in science fiction. Her work wasn't classified as such, but likely would now be called "young adult" fiction, but her books are more mature than that label would imply.

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  13. @Lisa: I have read a ton of Norton's books, but she was so prolific as an author, I keep finding more books by her that I haven't read yet. I suppose this is a good problem to have when it comes to a favored author.

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