Friday, February 10, 2012

Follow Friday - Join the Forty-Seven Society. Or Honor the Forty-Seven Ronin. Or Both.

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - BookChowDown and Goldilox and the Three Weres.
  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: What would your prefer: reading your favorite book over and over again until you got sick of it OR reading 100s of mediocre books? And why?

This question poses a serious problem for me. Not because I have to choose between a favorite book and hundreds of mediocre ones, but because I would have to choose a favorite book to compare the option of mediocre books with. Would it be The Lord of the Rings? Dune? Creatures of Light and Darkness? Foundation? The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? Dhalgren? There's no way I could choose just one.

So I won't. In my experience, most books are mediocre, and I read them anyway, partially because there's no way to tell the mediocre ones from the good ones without reading them. Or at least trying to read them. And I have piles and piles of books to read. So given that I already read a hundred or more mostly mediocre books each year, I guess it wouldn't be too much of a burden to take that route.

Apropos of nothing concerning the Follow Friday Question, here is a link to the webpage of the Forty-Seven Society.

Go to subsequent Follow Friday: Julius Ceasar Defeated Pompey in Forty-Eight B.C.

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  1. It was certainly a difficult question, wasn't it? I understand why you would find it too difficult to answer it.

    If you have time and if you want to, please drop by my Follow Friday and enter my International Giveaway!

    Stephanie x

  2. @Stepping Out of the Page: But I thought I did answer it - I'd choose the hundreds of mediocre novels.

  3. Ooh, you get right to the point! Which book to get "sick" of?! Hitchhikers is great, and all, and I love quoting it, no problem, but... only?! My FF: Colorimetry

  4. new follower and I enjoyed reading your reasoning . here is my FF and a Giveaway

  5. Hopping through. I can't choose just one favorite book but I'd love to re-read all my favs.
    My Hop

  6. @Burgandy Ice: My thoughts exactly, but I have the added problem of simply not being able to choose which book I have read I would consider my favorite. There are so many good books, it is too hard to choose just one.

  7. @Totally Booked Solid: Thank you. I try to give the best answers I can to these Follow Friday questions.

  8. @Alison Can Read: I love rereading my favorites, but there are so many new books that I haven't read already that when I do I always feel like I'm missing out.