Thursday, December 2, 2010

Blog hOp: HOP hop HOP

It's Friday again! Time for the weekly BLOG HOP! These weekly blog hops are being hosted by Parajunkee's view and Crazy for Books

This week's question:

What do you do besides reading / reviewing as a hobby??

I watch movies with my husband, spend time with my 2 kids, uhm what else? Ah yeah, sleeping....

This week's question is:

"What very popular and hyped book in the blogosphere did you NOT enjoy and how did you feel about posting your review?"
Richelle Mead's Dark Swan Series and Blue Bloods Series by Melissa dela Cruz. I did NOT enjoy the first books of those two series. And some of Nicholas Sparks books - Dear John and The Notebook.  
Of course, I was wondering what's wrong with me. While everyone who has read the series said those were great, I had a hard time in reading them. I felt bad for not loving and even liking them.. . .  

Have a great weekend!


Zoë said...

There are some authors like Nicholas Sparks I just can't manage to get into,but I have realized that you're better off just enjoying what you love than trying to fit into what everyone else likes :)

I love your random coloured rating system by the way!

pussreboots said...

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.

AO said...

hi! joined the Follow Friday fun for the first time. sleeping sure does wonders when i'm done reading and blogging. you can see my response at my blog. thanks and have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

Oh, your comments are 'up here'. Took me a minute to find them :)

Here via the Blog Hop link. I haven't come across any hyped books yet that I've not loved, but then I only recently found the book blogs :)

bookaddict4real said...

I dont think there is anything wrong with not liking a book that everyone else likes ,you are entitled to your own opinon and shouldn't have to feel guilty for having one!

Hannah @ Every Little Thing said...


Hi! Hopping by! Love pretty much everything about this blog, so I'm your newest follower! Have a great weekend!

Every Little Thing(YA and a little bit of everything else book blog)

Jenny Q said...

Hopping by to say Hi! I haven't read any of the books you mentioned - guess I'm not missing out on much! I've got a big Christmas giveaway going on, please stop by if you get a chance! Let Them Read Books

Two Bibliomaniacs said...

Just hopping by to say Hi. I’m fairly new to the wonderful book blogosphere, so I’m still anxiously waiting to read my first overhyped book within the community...

Stop by if you get a chance.

Aimee said...

I was on the fence with the first Blue Blood book. It seemed too juvenile, even for YA, but I was halfway interested in the story and it grew on me with each book I tried!

I'm a new follower! My Hop is at Coffee Table Press

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I know what you mean...but I don't actually read the hyped books, because I know that I won't like most of them,just by the titles and synopses.

It's perfectly okay to NOT follow the crowd!

Here's my Hop:

(click my name)

Mary Grace said...

It is alway a must to be honest in reviews regardless of how they came out.

Dropping by from the hop. Visit me at Clandestine Sanctuary to know my answer. I am alread a follower. :)

Have a great weekend.

The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

I loved A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks (I was also 12 when I first read it) but haven't really felt anything for any of his other books so you're definitely not alone.

My Hop

Unknown said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by and following, I'm following you back!
Hafsah @ IceyBooks

Bella said...

Hello, new follower here!
I love the Blue Bloods series, I think it's great! What didn't you like about it?
Would love if you could come by my blog if you have the time. =]


x...K...x said...

Hey! I followed you over from Parajunkee's blog hop!

Great blog!

Hope you have an awesome weekend.


Barb said...

Hi There!
I'm an old follower dropping by to say hi! Hope you have a great weekend.

Zakiya LadyWings said...

Don't feel bad for not liking them! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion/s. :). New follower!

Happy Reading,
Zakiya @ Butterfly Feet Walking on Books

Julie said...

I don't want anyone to smack me for this, but I don't like most of the Nicholas sparks books I've read ... too sappy for me, but since my middle daughter is the one who buys them, I'm not out of my book-buying dollars for something I didn't like!

Heather @ Love Life and Reading said...

New follower to your blog!
Keep up the good work.
Care to follow me back?
Happy Blogging!

Aleetha said...

Hi jenai, I am new follower.
I love the background of your blog

I never read all those book you said above.

Howard Sherman said...

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 -

Howard Sherman

AO said...

hi iamjenai! thanks for dropping by my blog and for following. you have a great weekend too.

Unknown said...

Hi! I'm a new follower. I too love to sleep.
Hope you have a great weekend :)

Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries

Ashley @ Bookaholics Anonymous said...

I'm ready for LS to come out. I actually have to agree with you on blue bloods I liked the first couple of books but this last one I read didn't really hold my interest like some of the others. Maybe the fact that some of the characters I liked weren't in it.

Anonymous said...

Just hopping by and following through. I havn't read either of those series yet, thanks for another perspective on them!


Katie Edwards said...

My reviews tend to contain things I both liked and disliked about a book, but if the negatives outweigh the positives I feel a bit bad. But if you only write glowing reviews, they become meaningless. Crescendo is the only book I've reviewed so far that I gave less than 3* and I was very apologetic about it, but I had to be honest.

I haven't read any Nicholas Sparks, have seen the movies of the two you mentioned and they were okay but I didn't like the characters much - I hated the girl in both cases.

Carla said...

Hi, thank you for stopping by my blog.
I'm a new follower of yours.

Niecole said...

Hi there!
I love your answer, just love it that you had to add sleep hehe, can just imagine with two kiddies.

I'm your new follower, you already know I love to bake and cook :), but sleeping and reading are right up there!

Have a great day!!!!

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