Thursday, May 10, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday (4)


Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.


Q: This Sunday in the U.S. is Mother's Day, in celebration, what are some of your favorite books with strong mother/child relationships?


A: Oh my gosh, I love this question.  I adore my mom, she is my very best friend!  So, naturally I love it when mother-daughter (or son) relationships are highlighted in books.  Here are some of my faves:
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty:  Even though Gemma's mother is dead, their connection is so strong.  It literally transcends death!  
  • Sweet Evil:  One of the thing that I really liked about this book was Anna's relationship with her adoptive mother Patti.  It was so loving and was a great strength in the book.
  • Angela's Ashes:  Okay I know this one sounds weird, but I adore Frank's ability to love his mother and be loyal to her despite her damaged life and poor choices.  In turn she really suffers for her children while still trying to instill a sense of pride in them.
  • Little Women:  Oh how I love Mrs. March.  She is so strong and capable and there is such and overpowering love between her and her girls.
Those are the ones that come to mind at the moment.  Let me know what you think in the comments and leave your FF links and please follow me via, GFC, Twitter and FB.

Thanks guys!






43 comments:

  1. Mrs. March!! Such a wonderful mom! Love your "outside the box" answer for Gemma and her mom! Love that trilogy! Here's our FF! Happy reading!

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  2. My mom is my best friend, too. :)

    http://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2012/05/ff-feature-and-follow-22.html

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  3. I haven't read any of those books, but I'll have to! <3 (New GFC follower!)

    Patricia // My Hop

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  4. Never heard of those book but seem interesting choices!

    Im a new blogger! Glad to meet knew readers!
    Following ^.^

    my FF post

    Valery • The Book Of Owl's

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  5. I officially sucked big time! Haven't read any of those books. But I have Gemma Doyle trilogy and Sweet Evil on my wishlist so I hope I could get to them soon. Happy Friday, Catie! :)

    New follower,
    Stop by my FF post? :)

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  6. Little Women is one of my favorite books, Mrs. March is a wonderful mom!

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  7. I have Sweet Evil taking residence in my TBR stacks, can't wait to read that one! I like good mothers in fiction books! I have a great one so I like reading that others do too! Better than the constant absent parents.

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  8. These are all new titles to me. Yes... even Little Women. I know, it's hard to believe. I wish I could devote more time to reading - there's just so MANY books I want to read!! :)

    Thanks for stopping by and the follow. I followed you back! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    My FF & TGIF

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  9. Little Women was one of my choices also.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/05/feature.html

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  10. Great choices. new follower. my friday http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/05/follow-friday-17-and-tgif-2.html

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  11. Oh yes, Angela's Ashes is a great choice. Such a heartbreaking book.

    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/05/follow-friday_11.html

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  12. Yup, Sweet Evil was one of my choices, too! I definitely enjoyed reading about Patti and their relationship :)

    New follower!
    My FF

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  13. So impressed you had so many. I could only think of one! New follower! Check my FF out all the same?

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  14. Little Women is an excellent choice, I haven't read the other books.

    Returning the follow :)

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  15. My mom is my best friend too, pretty much like on Gilmore Girls.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Returned the follow :)

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  16. thanks for taking a look at my blog i love yours great name.

    new follower
    candi

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  17. oh my gosh, you picked some good ones! ~new follower here~

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  18. I haven't read any of these, but thank you for stopping by!

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  19. Some fantastic examples here. I wholeheartedly agree with Little Women (but you probably guessed that, right?)

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  20. I haven't read the books on your lists but I am dying to read A Great and Terrible Beauty! Thank you so much for introducing me to these books:)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog I'm following back!

    Natasha

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  21. I've heard some good things about sweet evil so it's definitely going on my tbr list! New follower!

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

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  22. Wow, what a broad range of answers - someone who is obviously very well read :p Thanks for stopping by my blog, I've come over here to follow you back and check out your answer. Happy Belated Friday!

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  23. The only I ave heard is Sweet Evil.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    New follower.

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  24. I've read the great and terrible beauty and I can clearly see how the mother/daughter had a strong link! I haven't read the others so I'll make sure to check them out!

    Thanks for stopping by and following :)
    New follower!

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  25. You have several books I haven't read. I'll have to check them out.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I followed back. :)

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  26. I haven't read any of your choices but I have A Great and Terrible Beauty on my shelf. I really should pick it up and read it.
    Following back :) Happy reading

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  27. I have A Great and Terrible Beauty also, just haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Returning the followage!


    New Follower
    Beth ^_^
    http://sweetbooksnstuff.blogspot.com/

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  28. Thanks for following my blog! I'm following you now as well!

    I've never read Angela's Ashes but when my Grandmother was alive it was her favorite book! I'm not sure I could read it now but I have seen the movie.

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  29. Great picks! Thanks for the follow!

    New follower.
    http://ginspeaks.blogspot.com/2012/05/feature-follow-1.html

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  30. I have read Little Women! Very good book but havnt read the others!

    New follower via GFC, Linky, and NB

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Have a great Sunday!
    Valerie @ Intriguing Reads

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  31. Thanks for stopping by and following!

    Colletta

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  32. Hi! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. Following back! :)

    Kelly @ Dandelion Dreams

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  33. Great picks! And I so want to read Sweet Evil :)

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Happy Reading~

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  34. I haven't read any of these. =( Guess I should get on that =)

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  35. great choices :) Little Women wasn't my favorite book but Angela's Ashes has been on my list for quite some time.
    thanks for stopping by my FF! new follower :)

    Aspen
    http://inner-aspen.com

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  36. Good choices! I never actually got through the entirety of A Great and Terrible Beauty... hmmm.

    Following back! :)

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  37. I like your blog's name. It's soo true.:) Thanks for stopping by the blog. Followed back. I haven't read those yet.

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  38. I LOVED Little Women and A Great and Terrible Beauty! Both fantastic examples! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Now following you back!

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  39. Oh wow! You gave us a ton of great choices but I unfortunately haven't read any of those books. I will have to look into them now.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, I'm returning some of the love.

    New Follower

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  40. I've only read "Little Women", but am planning on checking out the rest of your choices as well :)

    Thanks for stopping by my FF and following! I just followed you back :)


    ~Vanya D. @ YA Story Teller

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  41. I haven't read Sweet Evil yet, but I really want to. I forgot about Ms. March! Thanks for visiting my FF and I'm following back.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

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  42. Several I haven't read so I'll have to check them out :-) Following back!!

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  43. Thanks for following! I followed you back.
    I haven't read Sweet Evil yet, but I got it as an ARC and I'm glad there's a good mom/daughter relationship(:

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