Thursday, May 10, 2012

Follow Me Friday #16

Hey guys!

It's time for Follow Friday number 16!!! :D

The question for this Friday is:

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

Answer: Hmmm, this is a tough question to answer.
I feel like in a lot of my favorite books, the mother of the main character is either dead, absent, or neglectful.
That being said, as strange of an answer as this is, I love the mother/child relationship in Roald Dahl's Matilda. I haven't read that book in FOREVER, but that was the first book that came to mind. The stupidity of Matilda's mother is incredible, and makes the book funny, enjoyable, and just ... really great! I don't know if one would define the relationship as "strong" in the good sense, but it's a unique, interesting relationship no less. And then there's also that special bond between Ms. Honey and Matilda (which I won't go into because I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't read the book). Matilda is such a classic book, and anyone who hasn't read it NEEDS TO, whether you're 12 or 32!!!!!!

So, that's my answer .... I hope you like it! :)
I can't wait to read all of your answers!!!

Until Next Time Folks!!! :D

X <3 O


  1. Great choice this week :)

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  2. I adore Matilda! Although I'd say that probably the relationship between Matilda and Miss Honey is a much stronger/healthier relationship than between Matilda and her mom. Ah, Roald Dahl. His books were the highlights of my childhood.

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  3. Ah Matilda, My but it brings me back, haha. New follower! I would love it if you'd return the favour! If you'd like of course:)
    Also, just a suggestion, but maybe take the CAPTCHA off? It would make it so much easier to post comments:)

  4. I like that answer means you thought about it. Wanna see mine then click on my name. You should get linky a lot of us who have wordpress site can't follow you because GFC doesn't work on our sites anymore something to think about. So next time i can follow you.

  5. I haven't read that book, but I can see where you are coming from. There are strong relationships, there are healthy ones, and then there are those that just stand out.

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    (OMG, I just laughed so bad. First.. "Turn Captcha Off!" then "Add Linky!".. Wait.. I'll have to come up with something, too.. Argh. Make your blog ugly so next time I'll be able to tell you to make it pretty?)

  6. I love Matilda! It''s such a very pretty book!
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  7. I haven't read Matilda yet! *hangs head in shame* But I will soon! Happy Friday! :)

    New follower,
    Stop by my FF post? :)

  8. Wow, Matilda! I read that book when I was little. It was, like, ten years ago LOL I don't really remember her relationship with her mother, though...

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  9. It's been a long time since I read that book too. I actually thought the movie make Matilda's mom look better, like at the end at least. When she willingly signed her over to Ms. Honey. I thought that was nice, sad in a way, but nice. Whereas the book the parents were just like whatever, keep her!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  10. I completely forgot about that book, its been so long! Good choice:)
    Fellow aspiring writer and new follower stopping in from #FF!
    The Fiction Diaries

  11. Have a happy Friday! haven't read that book.

  12. Awww...I love Matilda! The Ms. Honey/Matilda relationship is so sweet. Great answer!

    Old follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  13. OH MY GOD...I love your header and background!!!! ♥ !!!
    BTW, I have to confess I never read Matilda as a kid. I suck.
    Anyway, happy FF! new follower :)

  14. I read Matilda to my kids . . .

    Cheers, Aspiring author. Good luck :)

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  15. Thank you everyone for commenting! And a big WELCOME to all my new followers (that includes new followers from past weeks too ...)! :D