Friday, May 11, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday (2)

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and
Alison Can Read. It's a great way to meet other book bloggers!

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

The Harry Potter series immediately comes to mind. Lily Potter made the ultimate sacrifice for her son. Molly Weasley is a loving mother of seven who happily knits sweaters but will also fight to the death to protect her children.

Another series with strong mother/child bonds is George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Lady Catelyn Stark doesn't hesitate to throw herself in front of her young son, Bran, when an assassin comes after him. She sometimes acts as emissary for her eldest son in his military campaign and is one of his closest advisers. Catelyn is also willing to do whatever it takes to have her two daughters safely returned to her.

Which books did you choose for this week's Mother's Day-themed question? Just leave us a link, and we'll check them out. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I shouted out to Lily Potter too. OMG, your background pic is awesome. Did you guys draw it? My FF is here
    New follower :)

  2. I looove HP. Those mothers are seriously fantastic. Even Narcissa would do anything for Draco. And Petunia adores Dudley. I think Jo has talked extensively about her own relationship with her mother came through in the books. Love those books. :)

    I need to finish A Game of Thrones!

  3. Love the strong mums in fantasy :)

    New GFC follower. My FF.

  4. I wanted to pick Harry Potter too but I didnt because I knew it get picked so much. Great choices!

  5. Good choices, have a great weekend.

  6. Nice call on Catelyn Stark! That's a really good example :)

    Thanks for stopping by! Old follower :)


  7. you're right it's a perfect answer, I agree as well!

    I'm a new follower, thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. I can't believe I didn't think about the harry potter series and I see what you mean by A Song of Ice and Fire. I haven't read the books but I've watched the first series so I know what you're on about :)

  9. I never thought of Harry Potter good pick, Thanks for coming by my blog I'm an old follower GFC too so I followed Linky this time!
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  10. Great pick! I was never a big Harry Potter fan so this on didn't cross my mind

  11. I love Molly Weasley. She is so awesome. I definitely didn't think of Catelyn Stark and she's pretty kick-ass! Old follower. :)

    My FF @ Paperback Fantasies

  12. Thanks for the follow!

  13. Great answer! Thanks for following and stopping by my blog. Following you back!

  14. Great choices. Thanks for stopping by our FF. New follower here.

  15. I agree with Molly Weasley too. She is an epic mum. I had not thought of Cat Stark. Good choice :)

    Thanks for visiting My FF.

  16. I wish I'd thought of the mothers in Harry Potter, they're great examples :)

    New follower via Linky Followers, hope you'll stop by my Follow Friday :)

  17. Oh yes so true! I forgot about Catelyn Stark!
    Happy Weekend :)

    Old email follower (amugglesmagicalbookblog at yahoo)

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  18. Wow, I'm really suprised I haven't seen anyone say Harry Potter yet! That's a really good pick. Not only was Lily there for Harry and loved him while she was alive, but she sacrificed herself for him and that sacrafice protected him after she'd gone.

    P.S. I'm a new GFC follower here! Nice to meet both of you! :)


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