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18 & Over Blogger Follow #33: (Cat)Fight Club!


18 & Over Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridaysand runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal fromReading Between the Wines. This is a Friday blog hop with theobjective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 & over crowd,and make some new friends!

How to join in:
-You should run a book blog that features and reviews mostly adult reads, some Y.A.’s are okay but 18 & over adult reads should be your majority.
-Make a separate post for the 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow on your blog.
-Copy the html for the button above and place it at the top of your post.
-List & answer the ‘Question of the Week.’
-Place your name and blog title in the linky below and the url for a direct link to your post
-Visit the other blogs on the list and say ‘Hi!’ Following each blog is not mandatory but I know it is always appreciated, and if someone comments saying they’re a new follower it’s polite to follow back. J It’s always nice to spread the 18 & Over Book Blogging love!
-Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) with any questions!

This week’s question:
Fight Club! Heroine v. Heroine. Pick your two favorite
kick-ass book heroines and pit them against each other.
Who would win?
In this corner, the unlikely kick-ass heroine Elizabeth Bennet, from Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth may not literally kick your ass with her hands or feet, but her wit and intelligence will leave you so discombobulated that you won’t realize that you’ve lost until it’s too late. She put a beat down on Lady Catherine de Bourgh and on Miss Bingley, two formidable opponents. She also snared Mr. Darcy. <Insert heavy sigh here> Even more importantly, Mr. Darcy loved her for who she was, imperfections and all, and, unlike a lot of women, Elizabeth did not change to get the man. She changed when she wanted and how she wanted. 
And in this corner, Eponine, the kicking-assiest character EVER, from Les Misérables. I know some may think that Eponine is weak – she pines for a man who will never love her, and she helps him with his assignations with the woman he does love – but to me, Eponine is a total kick-ass. SHE determines how she will live. SHE determines how she will die. She loves Marius, and even though he does return her love, she chooses how she will deal with it. 
I realize these are not traditional kick-ass heroines in the Katniss Everdeen vein, but they both kick lots of ass. I don’t know which one would win, but whichever one does, it will be on her terms. 
Who are your kick-ass heroines, and which one would win in a fight?
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18 & Over Blogger Follow #32

A little Friday hotness for you …

Crystal, from Reading Between the Wines, asks us this 18 & Over question today:
If you could go anywhere in the world,where would you go for a “readication”?
For a “readication,” all I need is a comfy bed with high thread count sheets and good pillows, and reliable room service. Since I plan on ever leaving the room, it doesn’t matter where I am. In fact, the less stimulating a locale the better, because I don’t want to be tempted to forego the reading portion of the festivities.
No beach for me – the sweating, the sand, all that gloomy sunshine. Just a big, luxuriant bed with prompt room service that delivers good food. And a mini fridge, because I’m not paying for the minibar.
What about you?

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18 & Over Blogger Follow # 31


18 & Over is a fun little Q&A run by Crystal at Reading Between the Wines. Each Friday, you are asked a question regarding adult literature. Come on in, dip a toe in the hot tub, and let’s discuss Hot Romance Novels.
This week’s question: Is there a super hawt and smexy bookthat you’ve read and loved but would die if youever caught your mom reading?

First of all, my mother does not read anything not written by Danielle Steele. She has no curiosity about books, which begs the question of how I turned out to be a book addict. (I’m adopted … for real … THANK GOD … because if you knew that crazy broad, you would want to be adopted too.) 
But the book I read that would appall me if I caught her reading is not any of the Fifty Shades variety, but rather Bared to You by Sylvia Day. That one is more graphic than the Fifty Shades, for one thing, and for another, knowing my mother, she would have Questions. And I do not answer Questions from my mother.
So, tell me. Which book would embarrass you if you caught your mother reading it?

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