08 July 2011

Blog Hop and Follow Friday (16)

Follow Friday is a really fun way to network your blog and meet some other really cool bloggers in the process! This weekly event is hosted at Parajunkee's View.

Q: Let's step away from besties...What is the worst book that you've ever read and actually finished?

A: I feel like this question is so mean but there are a horde of terrible book out there.  I would have to say that one of the worst books that I've read and finished all the way through was Revealers by Amanda Marrone.  I read it when I first started my blog and I felt like it wasn't supposed to give bad reviews so I gave it an okay review.  But I think if I would have read it now then I would give it a terrible review.

More recently, the worst audio book that I have listened to and completed was City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.  I just couldn't connect with the characters and most of the time I just wanted to slap Clary.

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Lea said...

That's so funny, because I had a similar experience: the very first book I ever reviewed for my blog was Fallen by Lauren Kate and I gave it an "OK review." But now that I am reading all kinds of books and have more to compare the series to, I tend to rant about these books more-- oops! Maybe it's not very nice, but it can be fun to vent :) Also, I try to be fair and say SOMETHING that I liked about a book, even if it wasn't a favorite!

You can see my FF post for this week at the link below-- hope you have a GREAT weekend!!

Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

kathy said...

I don't like giving less than glowing reviews, either, but sometimes I just don't like a book. And interesting about City of Bones. I thought it was ok, but she was a little over the top with detail for me. Oh well... different things for different people. :)
Happy Friday!

Kristen said...

Old follower stopping by! I haven't read either of those books yet, but I'm sorry you didn't enjoy them! Happy Friday and check out my Follow Friday post on my blog!

Kristen @suchateenagebookworm.blogspot.com

Brenna said...

New follower from the Crazy for Books blog hop!

Even though I did enjoy City of Bones, I also don't think it's as good as it's hyped up to be. So I'm not surprised you felt that way about it.

Howard Sherman said...

I salute all the brave souls that soldier on to finish a bad book. I could never do that. I never have and I can’t imagine I ever will.

This week’s Follow Friday question is an excellent companion to last week’s Book Blogger Hop question.

Follow me back to my blog and read all about why I hardly ever start a bad book let alone finish one – http://www.howardsherman.net

Read both my Book Blogger Hop post last week and my Follow Friday post this week and you’ll get the bigger picture of how my mind works. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! [grin]

Thank G-d It’s Follow Friday!

Howard Sherman

Donna said...

I have trouble giving bad reviews on my blog. I try to find at least one thing redeeming about the book.

Girl Who Reads

cmd409 said...

Hi! I'm a new follower. I feel bad dogging a book unless it is utterly repulsive, because I still respect the writer, the writing, etc.

Hope you have a great weekend.

~Christy @ Love of Books

Lindsay said...

Old follower, stopping in - have a wonderful weekend :)


Jules said...

Another old follower passing by.

I haven't started any of Cassandra Clare's books yet!

Have a great weekend.

Book Bound Musings said...

Stopping by from Follow Friday. New follower.

Sometimes, when there's a lot of hype about a book it turns out to be disappointing!

Have a nice weekend.

Ania and Carla

Gina said...

I haven't heard of the Marrone book but I read something else she wrote and didn't like it at all (if I'm thinking of the correct author- it was called The Uninvited). I'll be sure to stay away from that book. Here's my hop:
happy reading!

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. People seem to either love or hate Cassandra Clare. I love her books but I also understand the hate.
My Hop

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I actually enjoyed the question this week. Sometimes we don't appreciate the good because we forget about the bad.

Patricia said...

My answer to Book Blogger Hop is
Crazy-for-Books giveaway.


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