O.M.G.: What are you waiting for? Go out and buy this book now! Superb: It's wonderful, but you can wait for a coupon. Give it a try: It's good, but I would wait for paperback. Meh: It will be in the library eventually. Naahhhhhhhhh!!!: Do I really need to explain?
Every 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.
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 email@example.com. Entries are open until Dec. 18.
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