Thursday, July 26, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday (8)


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:
Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?

Ally: The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. It was very interesting to a 7th grader. I liked all of the action in it.

Lee: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. I had to read the abridged version for 12th grade, and I loved its theme of redemption. I love the musical adaptation, too, and I can't wait for the movie version of it in December.

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  1. I really liked the Outsiders too - that was definitely a good one. It actually made for a pretty great book-to-movie adaptation too, which can be tough to find sometimes!

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    1. Oh man, I really want to see the movie adaptation! I haven't had the opportunity to see it yet, but I heard it's great. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I loved the Outsiders, so much bought my own copy and read it over and over again.

    My FF

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    1. Yeah, the Outsiders is a great book! Sadly, I don't have my own copy. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Lovely choices, Ladies! Thanks for stopping by My FF!
    =D Happy Friday!

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    1. Happy Friday to you, too! Thanks for dropping by!

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  4. I think Les Mis was also one of my required reads but I don't think I actually loved the story until I saw the play. After that I had to read it again to truly appreciate it. Great choice!

    *GFC Follower*

    My FF

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    1. Seeing the show on Broadway made me appreciate the novel more, too. If I ever read it again, I'd like to try the unabridged version.

      Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  5. The Outsiders is an awesome read. Haven't read Les Miserables yet but its on my shelf to read. New Follower. Thanks for sharing. =] Here is My FF
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

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    1. Yup, The Outsiders is one of my favorite books! I haven't read Les Mis either, but I need to before the new musical comes out! Thanks for stopping by and following! :)

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  6. I haven't read either of those. I've always wanted to read the Outsiders because everyone seems to love it! old follower!

    My FF

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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    1. You should really read The Outsiders, it's a great book! Thanks for dropping by!

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  7. I read The Outsiders in 8th grade and liked it. Haven't read it since, so my opinion might have changed a bit, haha.

    Old follower!
    My FF

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    1. Good point! I wonder what I will think of The Outsiders if I read it now. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I also read The Outsiders! I love the book and the movie.

    Feature & Follow | TGIF

    Lisa @ Shatterbooks

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    1. Aww, I really need to see the movie adaptation! I loved the book and I heard the movie was really great too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I haven't read either of these, but Les Miserables looks awesome :) The movie is getting ready to come out!!!!!
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

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    1. The Outsiders is a great book! I haven't read Les Mis either, but I'm really psyched for the movie too!

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  10. I liked The Outsiders, although it didn't make my list. Old follower! My FF

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    1. I thought The Outsiders was a great book; it was the only decent book I ever got to read as a school assignment. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I didn't get to read any of those >_< I would've loved Les Miserables I bet. Need to check them out now that I'm older and it's not required, haha.

    Old follower. Thanks for stopping by my FF.

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    1. Les Miz was really good; I definitely recommend it. There are a lot of classics that I'd like to read now that I'm an adult and not being forced to read them for school, lol.

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  12. Happy friday! Hopping through!

    New follower!
    ~Keegan Shayne
    http://thepaperparadise.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-follow-3.html

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  13. I loved the Outsiders in school! Plus, we got to watch the movie which was so cool. New follower!

    My FF

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    1. Yeah, The Outsiders is a great book! I haven't seen the movie yet, but I really want to. Thanks for stopping by and following! :)

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  14. I didn't read any of these books... but I'm excited to see Les Miserables too :D New follower!

    Beatriz
    http://goo.gl/2gafx

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    1. I can't wait to see the movie. It looks amazing!

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  15. My favorite was Into The Wild. Actually made me cry a bit. Hah :)

    Old follower!

    Andrea @ Literary Getaway

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    1. I haven't read Into The Wild, but it sounds interesting! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Excellent choices, enjoy! your week-end.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature.html

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    1. Have a great weekend, too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. The Outsiders was a good one (although I read it for my freshman year of high school!) Les Misérables was not assigned reading though but is on my TBR list. I was hoping to read it before the movie but not sure if that's going to happen. :)
    New follower!
    My Follow Friday Post!

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    1. I'm really looking forward to the movie because I love the musical. I hope that you get the chance to read the novel. :)

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  18. AAHH! I'm right there with you on Les Miserable! It was my absolute favorite book in high school and I've been dying for the movie to come out in December. I even was lucky enough to see it on Broadway. It's such an amazing story- more people should read it! New follower- drop by for a visit at http://fortheloveofliterature.com/ and follow if you'd like :)

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    1. I saw the musical on Broadway, too, and it was amazing. I'm such a nerd that I own the 10th and 25th anniversary concerts on DVD, too. The story is just so incredible.

      Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  19. I haven't read either one of those, although they're both on my to-read list. I've heard really great things about The Outsiders.

    Old follower. My F&F post :)

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    1. The Outsiders is a really good book! It's definitely worth reading! Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. you know what I never had to read the miserable. didn't know the other.

    here is mine

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    1. I didn't like a lot of the books that I had to read for school. Les Miz was one of the few exceptions.

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  21. I have only read the abridged version of Les Mis, but I love the musical!
    I'm a new follower of your blog!
    My FF post here!

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    1. I had to read the abridged version as well. Out of curiosity, I looked at the complete version in a bookstore one day, and I couldn't believe how big it was. I love the musical, too, and am really excited about the movie adaptation.

      Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  22. I loved The Outsiders! And the movie was filmed in my hometown and high school!
    I'm a new follower via GFC. You can find my FF at
    http://madhatterreads.blogspot.com I’m having my blog launch and Giveaway!

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    1. That is so cool that the movie was filmed in your hometown and high school! Sadly, I've never seen the movie, but I really want to!

      Thanks for stopping by and following! :)

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  23. I remember The Outsiders! And I have a friend who's obsessed with the Les Miz musical, but she said the book spent way too long describing a priest or something, so she gave up. I'm going to attempt to read it something!

    Old follower!

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    1. I'm obsessed with the musical, too. When I found out that it was being turned into a movie, it made my day.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. New follower and happy to have met a fellow Daria fan!

    As for your answers to the question, I wasn't forced to read either of those in high school or middle school. It makes me wonder what exactly I read in high school, since I didn't have to read To Kill a Mockingbird either.

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    1. Like a mega-nerd, I bought the Daria DVD set the week that it was released. I really miss that show.

      Looking at everyone's answers today, there are a lot of books that I somehow didn't get forced to read, either. I always thought that one of the oddest choices was for sophomore year, when I had to read Robert Fulghum's All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

      Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  25. Someone else mentioned The Outsiders today, too - must be quite a good book, but I have no idea what it's about :/
    My FF:
    http://booksmartie.blogspot.de/2012/07/feature-follow-friday_27.html

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    1. Oh my, you really need to check The Outsiders out! It's a great book! Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. I'm checking out the blurb of The Outsiders now... ;)

    Thanks for stopping by my FF - I followed you back!

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    1. Yay! I hope you get a chance to read it! Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  27. I was not ever required The Outsiders, but do remember reading it on my own, it was good.
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    1. I'm kind of indebted to my teacher because I never would have read The Outsiders on my own. Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. Hi,

    Hopping on through from the feature and follow!
    
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