Friday, March 8, 2013

Follow Friday ~ For the Love of Books

8474595901 873f4993f4 Feature & Follow #138
Hosted by Parajunkee's View & Alison Can Read, the goal is to gain new followers and to follow new people yourself! :)

RULES
To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
(Taken straight from the hosts)
    • (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
    • (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
    • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
    • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
    • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
    • Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
    • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers.
    • If you’re new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
Happy Follow Friday!

This week's question:

What is a book you didn’t like that all your friends raved about or what book did you love that wasn’t popular?


Will Grayson, Will Grayson
~ GoodReads ~
I picked this one not only because of recommendations, but it's John Green and David Levithan. I figured, given that I've loved them both in the past, how could it go wrong... but go wrong it did. It's not that it was horrible... it's not that I didn't like it. But I didn't love it. Which left me very disappointed. I guess between the authors being ones I've loved in the past and the high recommendations, I really expected to love it so maybe I set the bar too high. I don't know. Whatever it was, I didn't love it, and for that I am sad. I wanted to. Oh how I wanted to.

What about you?

Smiles,
B



24 comments:

  1. I am dying to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson! It's been on my TBR for so long and yes, like you, I feel like John Green and David Levithan TOGETHER and nothing can go wrong! It's too bad you didn't like it. I will read it anyways, but I love it when everyone loves something, but someone else doesn't. Great answer, Brandy!

    New follower via GFC!

    Here's The Readdicts Feature & Follow Friday post.

    Happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. Lots of people have enjoyed it. I just didn't love it, unfortunately. :( I know it's bound to happen, but it shocked me, being that it was JG & DL. lol

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  2. I hate when that happens! When you're anticipating a book and all it does is disappoint you. I've wanted to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson for the longest time, though. One day, I will give it a chance. ;)

    New GFC follower!

    Here's my #FF!

    Agnieszka Nashi @ Nook Full of Books

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    1. I didn't hate it, but I so was expecting to love it. :( Hopefully you don't come away disappointed when you get to it.

      Thanks for visiting!
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  3. I did love that one! I do know a few people struggled with it though. I found the ending delightfully cheesy. :D

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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    1. I found the ending to be a little *too* cheesy for me. I think that's what sealed the deal on not loving it, actually. :( I still am sad I didn't enjoy it more. lol

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Hopping through. I liked WG, WG, but I did find it depressing. I always felt bad for David's Will.
    My Hop

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    1. I did, as well.

      Thanks for hopping by!

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  5. Mine is definity Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. It was my first of hers, and I *hated* it ... Which makes me feel like an awful person both because others loved it and because I love her books since (Scorpio Races is a fav and Raven Boys is awesome!). I don't know what went wrong for me! I want to reread but am afraid it will happen again ...

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    1. I think it's your hate of it that has deterred me from picking it up. Dang you! lol I will read it; I own it and I've not been disappointed yet by hers. Although I did read somewhere, Goodreads, maybe, that someone liked Wolves of Mercy Falls but didn't much care for TSR or TRB. So we'll see when I get to it. :)

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  6. I know nothing about either writers but i heard bloggers go on and on over them so it sucks when you're not impressed the way others are huh lol

    new follower
    thanks for stopping by

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    1. It does suck. :'( lol

      Thanks for the follow!
      B

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  7. I haven't read this one but based on your review I can see why you don't like it!

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    1. Hopefully you'll enjoy it more than I did if you get around to reading it. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I haven't read Will Grayson. I might have to check it out, though.

    New Follower via GFC
    My FF @ The Creative Forum
    Happy Reading! :)

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    1. I liked it, I just didn't love it as I had hoped. Hopefully you'll enjoy it when you get around to reading it.

      Thanks for follow!
      B

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  9. New follower here!

    I've not actually read this book, or these authors. Which books of theirs do you love?

    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature-and-follow-friday-139.html

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    1. John Green - The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns.

      David Levithan - Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (co-written with Rachel Cohn) & Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (also co-written with Rachel Cohn).

      I highly recommend TFiOS & Dash & Lily to nearly anyone. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I haven't read Will Grayson, Will Grayson yet, but I already have it on my kindle. I understand you, though, and I try to be very careful with my expectations these days. Sometimes, I think I'm so ready to love a book because of the author, and because of some reviews, and then, when it's not what I thought it would be - I'm disappointed.

    I'm an old follower, here's my FF post for this week.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. It's so hard to not get your expectations up. For example, I have Requiem by Lauren Oliver just sitting there; I'm so scared to start it and have the ending be anti-climactic. I've not read any reviews thus far, so it's all in my mind, but still. lol

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  11. I haven't read this :)
    I'm a new GFC follower, here's my FF at Rookie Romance

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and following! :)

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  12. Haven't read it! I will try to though :)
    Here is the link to my ff:
    http://soulfictionreviews.blogspot.ca/2013/03/my-first-feature-follow.html

    - Your newest follower

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    1. Hopefully you enjoy it more than I did! :)

      Thanks for the follow.

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Thank you so much for taking your time to share your thoughts! I try to respond to everyone. :)