Friday, December 3, 2010

Let's hop!

Book Blogger HopEvery week Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books (http://www.crazy-for-books.com/) hosts a blog hop. Put your link in, post a comment and you can discover a lot of great blogs. The Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week. This week's question/task: What very popular and hyped book in the blogosphere did you NOT enjoy and how did you feel about posting your review? I have to say I can't think of one. I can think of some popular books current and past that I wouldn't go near. I will never, ever read the Twilight books. Maybe Stephenie Meyer isn't a bad writer, but five minutes of the movie totally turned me off reading the book. Years ago when The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen came out, I read it and couldn't stand it. I was wondering why is man getting all this praise? Now with his latest book Freedom, it's happening all over again. I haven't read it yet, and I'm hesitant to do so. What it does come time to post a negative review, I make sure to be as diplomatic as possible. I don't want to be mean for the sake of being mean.

Here are some blogs I came across:
http://1girl2manybooks.wordpress.com/
http://renkellym.tumblr.com/
http://lil-library.blogspot.com/

Note: I'm looking for takers for this month's edition of What's Up Tweeps? Here's the question: The Amazon.com conundrum, what are your thoughts? Will you still buy from them? I'm torn. Amazon.com has been a hot button lately after their failed attempt to hide behind free speech. They let a pedophile publish a book about how other pedophiles can love children, without crossing a line. Riiiiiiiiiight!!! I know that idiot "writer" said he had never done anything to a child, but Amazon.com should have used some common sense. I know this is a long-winded question, but what are your thoughts? E-mail responses to bookangel224@gmail.com. Entries are open until Dec. 18.

13 comments:

  1. Hopping by on a very cold Fri Morn.

    Enjoy ur weekend!

    carol

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  2. Hopping through. I don't really have the desire to read Freedom either. I didn't read the Corrections, because it never sounded interesting.
    My Hop

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  3. Hopping by to say Hi! I did not care for the Twilight series at all. I see you're about to read By Fire, By Water - I'm reading it now. Good so far! I've got a big Christmas giveaway going on, please stop by if you get a chance! Let Them Read Books

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  4. I thought Twilight was okay, but it seems to make girls think it's okay to not have to do anything for themselves and that a boy will always save them. I'm already a follower! My Hop is at Coffee Table Press

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  5. Aimee: I hate books like that. You can save yourself, I'm glad I've avoided them.

    Lady Q: So far so good with By Fire, By Water. I was expecting a complete history lesson. Glad I was wrong.

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  6. Personally, I love the Twilight series, but of course you are entitled to your own opinion, so I won't bother ranting :). Love your blog; new follower!

    Happy Reading,
    Zakiya @ For the Love of Reading

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  7. Twilight was my choice...just can't understand the appeal at all. Love your blog! Its beautiful!

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  8. Reviews should remain honest regardless of what is written and how it sounds like and this just shows that loving or liking a book really depends on a person preference and type. that's why we have a wider range of genres and authors to choose from.

    Dropping by via the hop. I would love to see you over at Clandestine Sanctuary and read my answer to this question. I am an old follower.

    Have a great weekend!

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  9. I tried reading Twilight because a friend told me I just had to, and I couldn't finish it. I decided not to read Freedom. Maybe I'm missing out on something great, but I'll risk it. If I dislike too many things about a book, I don't review it. But if I like a book with just a few reservations, I'll point those out. I think people who read book blogs are looking for honest reviews. Aren't they?
    Susan from ReadingWorld.

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  10. Greyz, Susan I'm off to check out your blogs.

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  11. Hi! Found you on the hop and am now your newest follower. Glad that you mix in literary adult fiction with your YA, as that's my main reading interest.

    I'm afraid I'm not up to speed on your Amazon/pedophile discussion, but I'm strongly anti-Amazon for other reasons...

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  12. Here's a longwinded answer. I sell used books on Amazon. I pick up estate collections of books and then sell them on Amazon as well as Abebooks. Although I am absolutely against the pedophile book being up for sale on any reputable medium, Amazon breaks it's own rules in other genres. As two examples, in the past year I have sold a coffee table book called Nazi Ensignia for a fair amount of money (to Brazil) and another book called The Romance of the KKK. Both would fit their criteria of hate literature, yet I listed and sold both without being challenged. There are multiple listings for erotica. At what point does erotica become pornography according to their guidelines?? But this doesn't make the news......

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  13. Sugarbeat: Thank you for your answer, I'm definitely going to include it in a longer post later this month.

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