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Do Juliet and Ava Have Traits in Common?

GUESTLIST by Jay Fingers

Yesterday, I was reading a few articles at K.M. Weiland’s Wordplay when I came across this post that said the protagonist and antagonist of one’s novel should share similar traits. The examples cited gave credence to Weiland’s argument, and ranged from the parallels between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader to the common goal of every character in Dashiell Hammett’s classic The Maltese Falcon.

This made me wonder if Juliet and Ava, the protagonist and antagonist, respectively, of my novel GUESTLIST, have more in common than I initially realized. Looking at the same three comparison points Weiland used in her post, here’s what I came up with.

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30-Day Book Challenge: My Favorite Series

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Bunnicula, The Dark Tower

Hello, Dear Readers. This post will be short. Very short. Why, you ask? Just look at the friggin’ title. My Favorite Series. What the fudge is this nonsense.

You see, I will not be able to answer this one with any sort of definitive answer. I’ve never read an entire book series. I know, I know, hard to believe. But it’s true. I prefer stand-alone stories as opposed to ongoing sagas spanning several volumes. That’s just me, though.

Oh, I can hear the cries of disbelief already. What about Harry Potter? What about him? I stopped reading at Goblet of Fire (which I did not enjoy). Hell, I stopped watching the films at Prisoner of Azkaban (which I enjoyed greatly but, knowing I did not like Goblet, I never watched any of the others). I never read the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Never read The Dark Tower series, though I’d probably give it a chance these days. Never read the Star Wars EU novels. Only read the first two Jack Ryan novels. Only read two Alex Cross novels. Never got into Sweet Valley High. None of that shit.

Hell, I would say Sex and The City but since I don’t believe there’s any way in hell the original novel takes place in the same universe as The Carrie Diaries, despite all three (so far) books being written by Candace Bushnell, I can’t count it.

The two closest series I that could possibly contend for the distinction of “favorite” still shouldn’t be counted for the mere fact that I never read all the books. But I can at least say that the books I did read, I enjoyed immensely. Unsurprisingly, they are also amongst my childhood favorites: Judy Blume‘s “Fudge” books and The Howes‘ “Bunnicula” series.

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ScriptGirl is Made of CHEESE!!

Everyone deserves a vacation. I’m pretty much on a permanent vacay right now. Barack Obama was seen bare-chested in Hawaiian waters recently. Even Young Jeezy wish a nigga would interrupt his vacation. So why shouldn’t ScriptGirl be afforded the same courtesy? Check out her talking beaver after the jump. Continue reading