This is a meme hosted every Friday by Parajunkee, where book bloggers answer a question each week and check out how others answered it. It's a cool way for bloggers and viewers to connect and learn more about each other!
Question: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings, or pulled-to-publish fanfic?
Answer: I've never really thought about it, but I don't think so! My absolute favorite books are the fluffy romances and they all tend to get the same after a while, but I just can't get enough of them! Seriously, I could sit there and read them all day and still be fascinated and entranced by the story...
And retellings are some of by favorites too! I love how an author can take a classic like a Shakespeare play or a Bronte book and make it their own in a completely different world. It's like they take the same old story and turn it inot something beautiful and magnificent!
So to sum this all up, no, I don't mind books with similar ideas/comcepts/backgrounds. It's so hard to be original these days because it seems like everything has been done already. But if you can put your own spin on the story with unique characters or settings, I'll probably love your book just as much as the original one. If it's good, why should I judge it because it's similar to another story? If you can give me a good romance and keep my attention, then I'm all yours :)