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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow 


This is the day of the week where we get to know each other better by answering a question devised by our lovely hostesses Parajunkee & Alisoncanread. Sounds like GFC is eventually going away..  so you may want to follow by email or bloglovin/feedly (I love both). And now for this week's question....


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Q. Today is the US' Independence Day.  Share your favorite book with war in it, or a government overthrown.

A.  I love the graphic novels Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi! These novels are about a girl named Marji who talks about her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution.  Really it's amazing.   I think if you have never read a graphic novel this is a great one to get you into the genre. I made the next image a little big so you can all read what it says.  



These graphic novels really brought out a lot of feelings and helped me understand more about Iran.  There is even a film based on the book that you could check out also.







What did you pick?  Happy July 4th to those who celebrate it!


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37 comments:

  1. Haven't read any of those. I'll have to check them out. :D Old follower here.

    My FFs are HERE and HERE. Happy Friday!

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  2. Not a graphic novel reader so I never heard of these, but very interesting!

    Thanks for stopping by mine already. Happy Friday!!
    Old Follower
    Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

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    1. They are very interesting and educational at the same time. Really good I recommend them to everyone.

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  3. Oh wow. Never really knew graphic novels could be so powerful. I'll have to check these out. Thanks for stopping by my FF.

    Meredith

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    1. These are really fantastic. There are quite a few graphic novels that aren't the superhero comics that everyone thinks they are.

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  4. I actually haven't heard of any of these, but the graphic novel sounds really interesting. Anything that is powerful and can bring out your emotions is pretty special :)

    Amy @ The Reading Realm

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    1. It's amazing... and actually taught me things. I like how the character is around my age too.

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  5. OOh neat! Not familiar with that one!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  6. Never heard of these but they seem interesting. Good answer :)

    bloglovin follower

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  7. Wow! I have never seen these before but the sound incredibly interesting. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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    1. I am glad I can spread the word about them. They really are amazing.

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  8. we went with harry potter for our war novels pick. i did read a couple of pages of persepolis when the whole book banning controversy about it came out and what i read i liked. i hope i can read the entire book in the near future.

    i like your blog. i'm new follower via bloglovin'. hope you can stop by our FF post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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    1. I have seen Harry Potter on quite a few blog for the Follow this week. Good pick... certainly a lot going on in this book.

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  9. I'd heard of the movie and I remember my mum and I eager to watch it but never really got around to doing so :/ . I didn't know there was a graphic novel though!

    Do drop by my FF. Old follower via GFC, new one via bloglovin!

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    1. Funny thing is I haven't seen the movie but only read the book. I think maybe the library didn't have it at the time I read this.

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  10. I've actually never read a graphic novel before! I'm thinking of checking them out though because they seem fun to read. Thanks for sharing, I'm a bloglovin' follower!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. They are fun to read... and just a wonderful boast to the imagination.

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    1. It is good... FINALLY someone else has read it!

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  12. I have been wanting to read Persepolis for such a long time now, but just haven't gotten there yet. I'm glad you choose this one, though. Old follower.

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    1. Thanks.. it isn't a long read so it's worth picking it up.

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  13. Great pick! It's an interesting book since many people aren't that familiar with that revolution.

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    1. This was marked as spam! Good think I looked through my spam folder for once. lol!!

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  14. This sounds really interesting, Angie! Thanks for sharing it. Gotta check it out. ;)

    Thanks for visiting my FF!
    Nina @ The Bookish Confections

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  15. To repeat some others, I keep meaning to read those GNs. They look so good! Another good graphic novel war series is Maus. Have you read those before? :) I'm a new Bloglovin' follower.

    My FF:

    http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2013/07/follow-me-friday-22.html

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    1. I actually haven't read Maus! Shocking I know. I have heard a lot of good things about it.

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  16. never heard of these!! I've seen alot of books to add to my list this week!

    Old follower!

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    Here's my FF

    Amber @Paradise of Pages

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    1. Thanks!!! I didn't see a lot of new books.. most people seemed to pick Hunger Games.

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  17. Wow, sounds powerful. Great pick!

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  18. I haven't heard of this before, but it sounds so interesting!
    I'm an old follower :)

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  19. Haven't read any books of those. i will have to find some books to read.
    :)

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