Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hop and Follow Friday

Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger hop is hosted by Crazy for books

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


My answer:
There are two popular books I've read (just this year) that I really disliked. 
1) The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I hated this book! I honestly did. It's one of those books I had a hard time trying to figure out why everyone is in love with it.
2) Infinite Days. I wouldn't say I hated this book, but I sure didn't enjoy it.
 
I didn't enjoy writing the reviews for these books. I knew they would be ones that everyone would disagree with and might even get some people annoyed. I believe I even lost a follower after posting my Infinite Days one. I don't like giving bad reviews in the first place, but when I hate a book, it's even worse.
 

Follow friday is hosted by Parajunkee

This weeks question:
What do you do besides reading / reviewing as a hobby??


My answer:
I paint. I'm big into all forms of art, but painting will always be my favorite. I even make tshirts that way.
 
If you decide to follow my blog, please leave a comment! I'd like to follow back!

12 comments:

  1. *grins* I've had books like that! :)
    But I think being honest is the best thing, always.


    Happy Book Blogger Hop!

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  2. I actually liked the Forest of Hands & Teeth but I can see why it wouldn't appeal to some readers. I agree about Infinite Days though. It disappointed me majorly. ANd that's awesome that you paint. If I ever tried it'd probably look a lot like my kindergarten paintings. :)
    I'm a new follower. Looking forward to reading your reviews. I'd appreciate it if you could drop by my blog when you have time. Happy reading!
    Words & Whispers

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  3. Hopping through. I didn't love Infinite Days either, although I liked it okay. Silly that someone who drop you for it. Unless someone was ridiculously bashy, and I'm sure you weren't, I can't see dropping a follower.
    My Hop

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  4. I'm already a follower! I haven't read the first book but Infinite Day's is on my list. Lost a follower over a review?! My! But everyone can't like the same things! How boring would life be then. My Hop is at Coffee Table Press

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  5. I haven't read either of those but The Forrest of Hands and Teeth is one that I've had on my list for a while.

    I don't think we would have anything to talk about if we all thought the same books were wonderful :-)

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  6. Very interesting, I wonder if I have lost followers from having completely different opinions on a book, even though that is a good reason to stop following.

    Your 2 were on my 'considering' list I don't think I will read them.

    My response to my question.

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/12/popular-and-hyped-books-you-did-not.html

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  7. My tastes are so eclectic I'm not usually reading popular fiction while it's still popular. You can my full answer here. Happy Blog Hop.

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  8. I love it! A question pertaining something other than books! Here's the
    short list of what I'm doing when I'm not reading:

    Cooking, gaming, gambling, drinking, smoking, golfing and sometimes even
    watching TV.

    I expound on all of the above at my blog. Follow me here -
    http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  9. Haven't read Infinite Days yet, but I loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Sorry that you didn't enjoy it.

    Happy Reading,
    Zakiya @ For the Love of Reading

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  10. new follower
    http://bacaan-ally.blogspot.com

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  11. great blog! please check mine out

    http://theburstingbookshelf.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hopping by to say Hi! I've seen both of those books come up in this meme, but they're still both on my list to get to someday. The only time I stopped following a blog because of a negative review was because the reviewer made snarky comments about people who liked the book, and I didn't think that was cool. I'm hosting a Christmas Giveaway. Please stop by if you get a chance! Let Them Read Books

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I love getting comments! I'm always checking to see if I have any new comments. It's actually pretty sad how often I check for them really. So if there is anything you want to say about a post of mine, please say it! I want feedback :)

As of lately, I'm making the blog a no-award blog. I love getting them and I'm always honored, but I don't have the time to do all the things that are required of them. Sorry :(
Also, my "reply" button does not seem to be working in my comments on my computer. I have to use a different computer to reply back so if I don't reply, it's not because I'm rude, it's just that I can't.