Thursday, November 10, 2011

Feature and Follow Friday 11/11

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Head over to one of their websites to find out how you can join in.


This week:

Question: In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran's Day tell us about your favorite soldier and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life.


Answer: I don't have any soldiers in my immediate family, but I -of course- know of so many friends that have their loved ones overseas right now. They do a great, GREAT service for us, and I can't say how much I appreciate that.


As far as fictional soldiers, my first thought was of Steven Erickson's series, The Malazan Book of the Fallen. Holy crap, those are some awesome books!! The series is filled with some crazy soldier characters, and I would have a hard time thinking of all the ones I loved. I'll stick with my top three :-) 1. Fiddler 2. Whiskeyjack 3. Quick Ben and 4. Karsa.


Ok, that was four, but that series is filled with some of the most kick-A, cool characters I have ever read. I think if you've read those books then you probably agree with some of my choices. I'll leave my answer at that :-)


Who is your favorite soldier?

7 comments:

aLmYbNeNr said...

I haven't heard of that series, but of course, best wishes to all of those soldiers you know and soldiers everywhere!

Happy Veteran's Day!

Amber
The Musings of ALMYBNENR

The Brunette Librarian said...

I haven't heard of that series, but it sounds great. Thanks for sharing :)

Happy Veteran's Day!

http://brunettelibrarian.blogspot.com

Colleen said...

Thanks for sharing. :)

Here's mine:

http://jaimeliredeslivres.blogspot.com/2011/11/follow-friday-6.html

Howard Sherman said...

Some people have friends and/or family who served or who is serving in the military. Other people aren’t really keen on the long-standing war and really have no answer at all.

As for me? I don’t know anyone who is serving or who has served so I decided to go with what I want and chose a fictional soldier as an answer. The thing is, I had four prime candidates! I did eventually end up with one with a lengthy explanation. Care to know who it is? Follow me back to http://www.howardsherman.net and find out!

In celebration of today’s cool date of 11/11/11 I’m offering a special $11 discount off all my interactive fiction books! Sure I’m a book blogger but I’m also an author. All the details of the $11 off on 11/11/11 is at the bottom of my Follow Friday blog post.

Since I’m posting this kind of late just add 'FF’ to the coupon code and it’ll be valid all weekend long!

Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

Howard Sherman, Implementor
http://www.howardsherman.net

Lisa Mandina said...

I'm a new follower. Good answer to the question. Hope you'll stop by and check out my blog: http://misclisa.blogspot.com/2011/11/follow-friday-12.html

Lindsay Cummings said...

happy vet's day! I'm a follower here!

stop by my blog?! I just got a SHINY new scifi design to go along with my book! :)

http://www.lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

Emma Michaels said...

Happy follow Friday!!! My blog is hosting two giveaways currently (the one that just started today is for your choice of a Wendy Delsol book! Stork, Frost or The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls!) I would love it if you would stop by and enter! Thank you and TGIF/Happy Veteran's Day!!!

Sincerely,
Emma
The Writers Voice:
http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com