Friday, September 14, 2012

Follow Friday

Friday Follow is a blog hop that was started by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  Each week a different question is posted by our hosts and we wil answer!  This is a great opportunity for bloggers to network and interact. 
This week’s question –

Q: What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk?

For me it was definitely Shiver, Linger and Forever.  Or should I just say Shiver.  I tried so hard to read that book - three times in fact, but I just could not get into it at all.  The sad thing is it has made me hesitant to try Scorpio Races and now The Raven Boys.  Another one was Wither, the first in the Chemical Garden trilogy.  I did read it, but I definitely had a meh feeling at the end of it.  I didn't even finish Fever.  Isn't that one of the great things about books and reading though?  One persons favourite is anothers worst.  We just keep trying them all until we find the ones we like.
- Curlypow

Hmm...for me that was a title from a long time ago...Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt.  Every vacation I used to take a book with me, read it and leave it for other vacationers to enjoy.  I took this with me to Vietnam and struggled through it.  If you are looking for something utterly depressing, here's the title to choose.  

During the time when I read this, I used to try and read literature, award winners, things that I thought would make me feel enlightened and intelligent.  Then I got smart and started reading for my own pleasure.  A friend once told me that I wasn't interested in a title after the first 50 pages, to move on to the next book.  There are no secret "reading police" that will fine you for not finishing something you don't enjoy.  My vacation would have been much better if I had had this advice in Vietnam...
- Christinabean

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  1. I've seen a lot of other people weren't into the Shiver books either. I'm quite put off on the idea of even trying to read them. Angela's Ashes is one my favorite memoirs of all time :/ Franck McCourt's second memoir 'Tis, was veeeeery tedious though, lol! New GFC follower :D
    -My FF via Novel Reveries

    1. It makes me feel better knowing I'm not the only one.

  2. Oh no! why? I'm planning on getting my copy of this series in hardback format.
    New follower! :)

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  3. Thank goodness there's such a variety of great books to chose from. There's no way everyone is going to love the same book!

    I've heard the same thing about the 50 pages, but often I'll give a book even longer, but at least 50.

    My FF

  4. I'm seeing a lot of Maggie Stiefvater this time and frankly its making me hesitate checking out her books.

    New Follower(do follow me too)

    My FF here

    Le' Grande Codex

  5. Could you share the links to your reviews... or tell us a little bit more about what you didn't like? I love knowing the details.. because knowing people had a "meh" feeling doesn't tell much, LOL!
    These are all books I'd heard great things about and have considered reading, so I'd love to know about your opinion on why they weren't that great in a more in depth fashion!

    Old follower

    1. That's just it tho', I never did review Shiver. I just couldn't get through it.

  6. Oh my gosh, I'm seeing Shiver and Twilight on so many of these lists, today. It is kind of cracking me up. Neither Shiver nor Twilight are my favorites, but I don't really hate them, either.

    And it is so interesting that some books that people love, others really dislike. Reading is such a personal thing, in a way, even though it can really bring people together as well.

    1. I have a love/hate relationship with Twilight myself :)

  7. I didn't love Shiver either. It was just okay to me. I have yet to read the other two books. I did just borrow The Raven Boys from a friend so I do plan on reading it. I totally agree though about one book being someone's favorite and the same book being a person's least favorite. Everyone has different tastes.

    New follower. You can check out my post here!

  8. I keep hearing about all the same books on everyone's blogs for this hop. I really need to give some of these a try I guess so that I can make up my own mind. Well as long as they are not Twilight or Fifty Shades that is, no thank you to both of those.

  9. I just followed your blog- nice to meet you :). My blog: