Friday, November 11, 2011

FOLLOW FRIDAY (5) AND TGIF (2)

 

Question: In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran's Day tell us about your favorite solider and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life.




1. Harry Potter--Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. 
He is not a perfect soldier, but he knows what he's fighting for and is willing to do anything, even sacrifice himself, to insure that it is done. 








2. Four--Divergent by Veronica Roth. 
He is a mysterious member of the Dauntless faction that focuses on courage.  Four is tough, practically fearless, and determined.  He figures out that things are not perfect in the world of the factions and does everything he can to protect those he cares about.









3. Robert Carroway--England's Perfect Hero by Suzanne Enoch. 
Robert is a soldier from the Napoleonic Wars who is dealing with severe PTSD after being captured and tortured by his enemies.  Despite the many setbacks this disorder causes, Robert is still a fighter and still willing to do anything for his country.






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This Friday's Question:
Love-Hate Relationship: Which characters from a book do you love to hate?

1. Caroline Bingley--Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Everything about Caroline is the typical mean girl, just from Regency England.  She is snobby and judgmental and willing to do anything to get her way.  I don't know why, but I find her efforts to snag Darcy and talk down to the Bennets to be so realistic and funny, in an ironic way.
2. Roag--Larissa Ione's Demonica series. 
This guy is a piece of work.  He is the "deceased" brother of the main characters in the series: Eidolon, Shade, Wraith, Lore, and Sin and is the epitome of what happens to a Seminus demon (a type of incubus) when he loses control and goes insane.  There is something so evil and yet so fascinating about how Roag's mind works and how it relates back to his family.
3. Ashleigh Goodling--J.L. Bryan's Jenny Pox. 
I just finished reading this book and Ashleigh is one of the most interesting characters I've read about in a long time.  She has the ability to make people "love" her through skin-to-skin contact and uses that to get what she wants.  Her ambitions are high and her methods of achieving them are cruel.  I find her to be an interesting portrayal of how blind devotion can be so damaging to people and society in general.

4 comments:

  1. I really like your answers for FF. It is amazing how you were able to think outside of the box. This questioned stumped be for a bit, but you definitely tackled it! w00t!

    Happy FF!

    New follower

    sin @ sinnful books

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  2. Some people have friends and/or family who served or who is serving in the military. Other people aren’t really keen on the long-standing war and really have no answer at all.

    As for me? I don’t know anyone who is serving or who has served so I decided to go with what I want and chose a fictional soldier as an answer. The thing is, I had four prime candidates! I did eventually end up with one with a lengthy explanation. Care to know who it is? Follow me back to http://www.howardsherman.net and find out!

    In celebration of today’s cool date of 11/11/11 I’m offering a special $11 discount off all my interactive fiction books! Sure I’m a book blogger but I’m also an author. All the details of the $11 off on 11/11/11 is at the bottom of my Follow Friday blog post.

    Since I’m posting this kind of late just add 'FF’ to the coupon code and it’ll be valid all weekend long!

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  3. I forgot that he was in Dumbledore's army. Great answer. Come visit me as well.

    Grace
    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

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  4. happy vet's day! I'm a follower here!

    stop by my blog?! I just got a SHINY new scifi design to go along with my book! :)

    http://www.lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

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