Dec 2, 2010

The Book Blogger Hop (8)

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books and runs from Friday to Sunday. The Hop is a fantastic way to get your blog noticed, and visit some other blogs that you didn't know about before. Head over and sign up and see what you can find!

Each week a different question will be added to the hop in order for conversations to occur, and for your followers to get to know you better. Here we go!

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

Oh, a question that people might not like to answer! I have no problem saying that Halo by Alexandra Adornetto was a highly publicized book and a huge disappointment for me. Huge as in epic. I was wooed by that gorgeous cover. It is still beautiful and it actually fits the book quite well, but that is literally about the only thing I liked about it. I wanted to throw this book across the room more than once. I was literally upset when I finished. I was mad because Bethany was so pathetic. I was mad because Gabriel (an angel mind you) just suddenly thought it was a-okay for a human to be involved in all this 'save the town business'. In a nut shell - I didn't believe this story at all AND I worry that teenage girls will fall into the "I would die without this boy in my life" fantasy. Okay...breathe. 

Second part of the question is a no brainer. I have no qualms or apprehension about writing and posting a negative review. If I went to a restaurant where the food was terrible, I would tell everyone not to waste their money. I bought the book and feel like I can be honest on this blog - it is mine after all. Hopefully, readers appreciate my honesty and the fact that I stick to the book - no author bashing from me! If people enjoy books I don't like, that's okay too. There is something out there for everyone. I just want people, including teens, to read. Read the back of a cereal box if you got it! 

I would love to hear your answer...even if you totally disagree!

Follow Friday is hosted by the lovely Rachel at Parajunkee's View. Here is her question:

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

It seems like all I do is cart my two teenagers around town to all of their activities. Their social calendar is off the chain! Volleyball, softball, soccer, friends, blah, blah, blah. I would literally hire a driver if I could afford one. For fun...I love to photograph my girls. We play America's Next Top Model all the time. I got a big fancy camera a few years ago and it has been a blessing. Oh, and I love to throw a party. TEXAS Book Blogger Party is tomorrow night...come join us! 

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Happy Reading!