June 14, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #101

Today's question is:
Happy Father’s Day! Who is your favorite dad character in a book and why?

Oh my...I have a really hard time with fathers. The Thing is, most of the time I simply don't care about them. The moms, yeah, I do love them in books. How they're strong and caring or how they turn out being a lot more than they seemed to be at the beginning. Mhm...let me think...
Woah, I honestly can't think of one. I've gone through all the books I read since the beginning of the year and it most of them the dads either aren't even mentioned (divorce) or they're dead. To come up with an answer I'll choose Emerson's dad from Meg Cabot's Airhead trilogy. He's a professor and that kind of dad that lets the women in the family do the drama and busies himself with his books and education to escape - sound familiar? But yes, as I don't even remember his name, the only thing this question really tells you about me is that I do not care about the dads. And also, that I somehow don't seem to be reading books with dads :)

37 comments:

  1. I said the same thing about no fathers in books I read. I guess parents are uncool lol. New follower!

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    1. I feel like there are so many single parents in YA - it's unbelievable!

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  2. Ditto! Haha! Thanks for visiting me! New follower!

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  3. Yeah, dads tend to be absent, but there are a few really great ones and those ones stand out to me.
    Thanks for stopping by! I'm a new follower!

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    1. I saw a lot of Harry Potter in this week's FFs and I was so mad at myself to forget about Arthur Weasly, Sirius, Lupin and all the others!

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  4. Oh forgot about the Airhead series! I read the first book quite long ago! But I remember that her dad was nice!

    Old follower :)

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    1. I actually only chose it because I really couldn't think of another dad in YA...

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  5. Thnks for visiting my blog!
    New follower!

    i haven't read that book! But it was hard to find a book with a present father in it.
    Kisses

    Ruty

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    1. It was! Hard, I mean. I feel like they're really rare in YA...

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  6. Hi! I love this question--it's great! :D My favorite literary father recently was Eddard Stark in George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones. He was awesome! New follower via GFC, btw. Hop on over to my blogs, musingsonfantasia.blogspot.com and lkhill.blogspot.com to follow back. I look forward to your future posts! :D Happy Friday!

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  7. Have a happy Friday!

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  8. Haven't read that book. New GFC follower!

    My FF

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  9. Hi! New Linky Follower hopping through.

    I had a really hard time picking a great literary father because the majority of the books I read are either missing a mother or father.

    Here's my FF if you'd like to check it out. :)

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    1. So true! (Good) Parents are pretty rare in YA :)

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  10. Yea, it's wierd that there are few dads in YA books. It might be easier to kill them off or not mention them, but parents are important aspects of real life. I've never heard of the book you mentioned, but I'd love to read it! (Along with two libraries' worth of other books!) I have a lot of reading to do this summer. :)
    New follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog! <3

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    1. I think it would be great if parents played bigger roles in YA - they are such big influences outside of the world of books!

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  11. You're not the only one reading books without dads, believe me. This one was definitely hard.

    Old follower. :)

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  12. I had a tough time choosing a dad too. Especially since I really didn't have that many to choose from. :)

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    1. So true! There are very few dads in YA and if there are they often are kind of evil...

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  13. Hopping through. I can't remember Emerson's dad from the Airhead books. How frustrating! I remember her mom well though.
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    1. Well...he actually didn't play a role at all-he was just there :)

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  14. I actually had a hard time coming up with an answer too. Its hard to find YA literature with good Dad's in them!
    Thanks for stopping by, I'm following via GFC :)

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  15. They aare hard to come by, most books just don't focus on the parents, especially not the dad's. I remember reading Airhead and I remember her dad in it but not enough to make an impression! :D
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. x

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    1. Nope, the only impression he made on me was that he was not dead/evil/in a coma/psycho or otherwise absent as most YA dads seem to be :)

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  16. Someone in another blog mentioned the two dads in Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. I completely forgot about this book, but the dads were great dads and cute. (Unless you object to two gay men raising a daughter, then you should skip.)

    I'm a new follower. My blog is at: http://365-books-a-year.blogspot.com

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    1. I haven't read Lola and the Boy Next Door yet, but I really need to go ahead and buy it already! Anna's dad I found kind of annoying, though...

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  17. HI, new follower here. Interesting answer....I think that is a trend in the YA/Paranormal genre. Sure thankful for my real dad! I am following you through GFC as lucyatmax. I invite you to visit and follow my blog at: bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com .
    Always welcome, thanks!
    Beth

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    1. Someone said it was easier not to have to deal with the parents all the time - for the authors, I mean and I think that might be the reason for the dad-lack :)

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  18. The best book dad is Mortimer in Ink Heart. Seriously, which would you rather have, a dad who can't get you to a psychiatrist before you marry a vampire or a dad who can read dragons out of a book? *shudder* Go Mo!

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