Thursday, June 14, 2012

FEATURED on Feature and Follow Friday!

It is my lucky day. I just happened to be on Twitter when Alison Can Read asked if someone wanted the feature spot tonight on FF! Of course I did!


This week's question celebrates Father's Day, and asks: What's your favorite father character in a book.

Honestly, probably Willy Loman from Death of a Salesman.

He's at the end of his rope, looking back on life, trying to make sense of it, trying to grab onto anything that will help him through. Despite his obvious mental state, he and his wife have managed to raise two boys with good heads on their shoulders. While I certainly don't condone parents killing themselves, it's written in such a way that it shows a common theme (although exagerrated) one finds when one is a parent. That you want your kids to do better. Moreso: that you want your kids to do better but you also want them to be like you. That's a tough order to fill. Willy tries, and that's what I see. He fails, sure. But he tried.

Parenting and parents aren't perfect, that's what Willy shows.

Use the linky below to sign up and meet some awesome bloggers! Just put your site name in, then make a post that answers the question and add the blog button.

Make sure you follow the hosts, Alison Can Read, and Parajunkee, and the featured bloggers! Leave a comment everywhere you follow so that those blogs can follow you back.


38 comments:

  1. I have not read Death of a Saleman I know I should but have not!! Thanks just hopping by new follower GFC
    Krista
    http://bookreviewclub.blogspot.com/2012/06/feature-follow.html

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  2. Congrats on the feature! I never read that book *hangs her head in shame*

    Anyway I'm a new follower.


    Check out my post:
    My Feature and Follow

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  3. Really interesting choice. I see your point about it. Thanks for sharing. Here is my FF. =] New Follower. =]
    http://thebookshelfreview.blogspot.com/2012/06/follow-friday15.html

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  4. Congrats on the Feature! And great choice by the way, I completely understand what you mean about wanting our kids to be better versions of ourselves! I also hope mine don't have my penchant for Cupcakes! ;)
    New follower here, Yay!
    Here's My FF!

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  5. Congrats on being featured! I haven't read that book but a good dad definitely wants better for their children.
    Happy Friday! Following GFC.
    My FF

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  6. I hadn't thought of Willy in that light before. It's also been ages since I read the play; I really need to refresh my memory, lol. Congrats on being featured this week!

    New GFC follower. Our FF

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  7. Oh, that's a great answer! I would never have thought of Willy that way, but you make a good point.

    Congrats on the feature! That's exactly the same way I managed to squeeze into the feature spot on my week :-)

    New follower via GFC!

    Here's my FF post!

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  8. I don't think I know this book but it sounds nice I agree.

    I'm a new follower

    here is mine

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  9. I remember reading the play, but can't actually recall any of the characters it was so long ago. I should re-read! I'm a new follower via GFC. Here's my F&F!

    ~Merin :)

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  10. New follower, I haven't read this book but I've definitely heard of it. My FF

    http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/feature-and-follow-friday-30.html

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  11. Hey! I'm a new follower via GFC and Follow Friday. I love the name of your blog.

    Here's my FF

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  12. Hi, new GFC follower! I think you have an excellent choice for today's question. Here is our FF Post over at Alexia's Chronicles.

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  13. Hi, new follower here, link to my post:
    http://asliceofamzlife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/feature-follow-friday.html

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  14. I never thought about Willy, good pick! New follower!

    My FF

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  15. I really, honestly couldn't get into Willy. It wasn't so much that he was imperfect, but that he was so... selfish and didn't have very many redeeming qualities. I kind of hated him for most of the play. Which, I think makes him an interesting pick for this one.

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  16. Congrats on being a feature this week! :)

    New follower!

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    My FF & TGIF

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  17. Great interview! Congrats on feature. New follower via #FF. I'm at musingsonfantasia.blogspot.com and lkhill.blogspot.com

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  18. AWESOME interview! Congrats on being a featured blogger :) Have a great weekend!

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  19. I haven't read this in ages! Thanks for reminding me and inspiring me to do a possible re-read. Congrats on the feature! New follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
    http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/06/follow-friday-30-and-tgif-19.html

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  20. Hello I'm a new follower through the follow friday hop.
    Congratualions on the feature! Here is my post:

    http://thediaryofabookaddict.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/follow-friday-on-my-new-blog-5/

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  21. I've never read Death of a Salesman. I may just have to add it to my shelf!
    New Follower!
    Here's my FF: http://meganm922.blogspot.com/2012/06/feature-and-follow-fridayfathers.html

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  22. Congrats! on your feature, good answer.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/06/feature-follow_15.html

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  23. Hi Ninette! Congrats on being features. I love your answer and reasoning. It's so true.

    New follower. Here’s my FF

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  24. Congrations on being featured.

    I am a new follower tough GFC. Just hoping thouhgh for I just got dental surgery yesterday Morning.

    http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2012/06/to-join-fun-and-make-new-book-blogger.html

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  25. Congrats on your feature! New follower :)

    I've never read Death of a Salesman. I might have to read it one of these days.

    My FF: http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2012/06/follow-friday-15.html

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  26. Congrats on being featured! I'm a new follower :)

    Interesting choice with Willy--I'd almost forgotten about him and Death of a Salesman! I completely agree with your reasoning!

    Here’s my FF

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  27. Willy Loman never would have occurred to me. It's one of those plays I really should reread at some point.

    I'm following you by email, my FF post is here:
    http://365-books-a-year.blogspot.com/2012/06/follow-friday-is-weekly-meme-hosted-by.html

    Hey, how does everyone link so "neatly"- where it's not a big two line thing and just shows up as "FF"? It's an HTML thing, right? Can anyone share the code for that?

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  28. I haven't read this book! Maybe I should :')

    Here is my FF
    Lauren from Northern Plunder

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  29. I haven't read that book before but I am glad to hear you enjoyed it! New Follower :-)

    SeeitORreadit

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  30. Congrats on being the other featured blogger!
    I haven't heard of that book, but I'll go check it out!
    Candace @Candace's Book Blog

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  31. Congrats on your feature! Willy Lowman is such a fantastic pick, I wish I'd thought of it!

    My FF is HERE.

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  32. Haven't read that book but I like your explanation. Kind of remind me of mine (because I focused on the parent who tries really hard)

    My follow Friday. Please visit! New follower.

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  33. Death of a Salesman is so sad.

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