Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Blog Hop - December 3rd

Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop ( is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and find new book-related blogs that we may be missing out on! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs that they may not know existed!

Each week, participating blogs are asked questions to post and answer on their websites.

This week's question comes from Marce who blogs at Tea Time With Marce:

"What very popular and hyped book in the blogosphere did you NOT enjoy and how did you feel about posting your review?"

Christinabean: I'm usually pretty easy to please. I like to try new and different kinds of books but if I had to narrow it down, I think that I would have to say that Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink let me down a bit. I had heard some great things about this title but I just couldn't finish it. I felt badly for writing up the review but I still think that others should give it a try. Just because it didn't work for me, doesn't mean that it was a poorly written or a bad story....and it might be a great one for you!

Welcome to the Paperback Princesses! Make yourself at home, take a look around our blog and let us know what you think in the comments section. We would love to hear what you have to say about our posts. We often try to comment on your comments as well so feel free to start a conversation! Since there are two of us running the show, we always have a variety of titles and event postings. Be sure to check out our own personal meme page. Check out Fantastic Fairytales, Let's Hear it for the Boys, In Case you Missed it and a few others. We try to not only focus on new YA books but also great titles from the past. Happy Hopping!

Curlypow here, I'd have to say my most recent disappointment was 'Infinite Days' by Rebecca Maizel. I have read any number of great reviews about it, but it just didn't work for me. It's always difficult writing a negative review, but the trick is to find what you did like. If you didn't like anything about it, then consider not writing the review at all.


  1. Hopping by! I haven't read that book, yet. It's on my TBR list. Hope you have a great weekend :)

  2. Oh man! Both of those books are on my TBR shelf! But I got Sisters off the bargain rack and Days was lent to me by a friend, so at least I won't be out much $$ if I don't like them. Just hopping by to say Hi! I've got a big Christmas Giveaway going on! Please stop by if you have a chance! Let Them Read Books

  3. I have to respectfully disagree, Curlypow. If someone doesn't like anything about a book, I want to know! It might be something I'd want to avoid.

    Happy Hop, and have a great weekend!

  4. Thanks for the input La Coccinelle. It's always difficult to write negative reviews, but if there are people out there who want to read them, we'll write them - as nicely as we can. There's a fine line between negative and nasty don't you think?

  5. Hopping through. I wasn't super thrilled with Prophecy of the Sisters or Infinite Days either.
    My Hop

  6. Hopping through. I'm thankful that I haven't been disappointed with a hyped book, yet.