Thursday, May 9, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday [18] - Mommy Dearest

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

Here are the general rules to Follow Friday:
1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers - This week's feature is: Counting in Bookcases
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
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8. If your new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

This week's question is: Happy Mother's Day! Who is your favorite mom from fiction?

I know that in a lot of books, parents are absent for the most part so 'adoptive' parents tend to show up instead like Molly Weasley in Harry Potter whom I love. I also really like Rachel Morgan's mom in The Hollows Series. However, my choice for this one will have to be Jocelyn Fairchild from The Mortal Instruments.

She is being played by Lena Headey in the upcoming movie. She was in 300 as Queen Gorgo and also Game of Thrones.

It's really hard for me to say a lot about her character though without being too spoilery so let me just say that she is the just right mother for Clary to grow up the way that she did. She's also able to kick-butt alongside anyone else and turns heads wherever she goes - both from her choices that don't always go with the flow and because she is beautiful. Happy Mother's Day everyone :D


  1. I'm a huge Lena Headey fan (she was also the mom on the Terminator TV show). I haven't read this series, but I think I'm going to go against the grain and watch the movie first. I'm still working on who I want to choose for this week's FF. Happy Mother's Day weekend, Jaclyn. You're an awesome mom!

  2. Hopping through. I like Jocelyn. She sure made a lot of sacrifices for Clary.

    My Hop

  3. Haven't read this series, but it seems like a second favorite! Perhaps I should read this series.

    Rie @ Mission to Read

  4. Jessica@a GREAT readMay 10, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Mrs. Wealsey is who I went with as well. Lots of absent parents in my books, but Molly was definitely one of the coolest moms ever!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Mrs. Weasley is one of my all-time favorite fictional moms! It's going to be a bit strange for me seeing Lena Headey as Jocelyn in the CoB movie; in the back of my mind, I'll be thinking, hey, it's Cersei from GoT, and Cersei's parenting skills are a bit, er, lacking, lol.

  6. Just stopping by to say Hi! And that you have a new follower here! Hope to see you follow mine as well!


  7. Reading Lark After DarkMay 10, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    I've seen the MI series mentioned a few times today. I read them, but I don't remember the mom. :/

    New follower here. :)

    Reading Lark After Dark's Feature Follow & Book Blogger Hop (18+ Book Blog)

  8. I've only read City of Bones, but I remember liking Jocelyn's character even though we didn't get to spend a lot of time with her. I hope to get caught up on the series soon so I can learn more about her. Old follower.

    Happy Friday!

  9. I have not read this series yet, but I plan on it this summer :)

    I'm a new follower:) Here is my FFF at my blog, Nala's Book Corner!

  10. I love Molly from Harry Potter. I would pick her.

  11. Have to read these books already!

    Following via GFC!

    Sabrina @Sabrina Kooy

  12. :D I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for the follow!

  13. She really is an awesome character :D Thank you so much for stopping by!

  14. I hope you like it when you get to it. Thank you so much for the follow :D

  15. Oh yes, you will definitely get to see and learn more about her. I hope you enjoy :D Thank you so much for stopping by!

  16. I can see how that would happen. Thank you so much for following!

  17. She is fantastic! I can see how it would certainly be odd watching her play that character LOL. Thank you so much for stopping by :D

  18. Absent parents are pretty common, but Molly is such a great mom and adoptive mom towards Harry. Thank you so much for stopping by :D

  19. Oh that's great. I'm glad others feel the same way. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  20. She really did! Thank you so much for hopping through :D

  21. Oh I didn't know that. I am really looking forward to the movie. We will have to trade notes on what we think about it. Happy Mother's Day weekend to you! Thank you :D

  22. Bookworm BrandeeMay 10, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Good choice, Jaclyn! I like Jocelyn as well - love the series! I like your mention of Rachel Morgan's mom too - I thought of her. I didn't participate in FF this week because...I'm behind, as you know! ;) But the first mom I thought of was Mrs. Bennett from P&P. Not because she's a good mom, mind you. She just provides lots of comic relief! :)

  23. Wow, this is hard, so many book moms. I don't know the one you picked, yet. But Ron's mom from Harry Potter, just from the movies, seems amazing and perfect! I would have picked her. I'm sure she's even better in the books, I have to read them soon.

  24. I really love Ron's mom too :D She is a fantastic mother not only to her own children but to every child that is around.


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