Friday, March 8, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday - What's all the hype about?

It's F&F Friday again, (though I regretably missed last week's) hosted by Parajunkee's View! Visit their blog to find out how to participate!

This week's question is:

"What is a book that you didn't like at all that all your friends raved about , or what book did you love that wasnt popular?"
Well as far as something that was raved about - I didnt like Matched by Ally Condie and Delirium by Lauren Oliver - though I loved the sequels - and even though I read them before they were all hyped up, people's reviews of them give such high marks, when I didnt like the first in either of these series at all.

Now, I just want to add - and I dont know why this sticks out in my mind - but even though they are classics, and they are generally raved about everywhere by everyone, I really didnt like Alice in Wonderland and Jane Eyre. I had such a hard time getting through Jane Eyre, but I did finish it. Alice on the other hand, I sort of skipped a bunch of parts to get to the end because I just couldnt do it. Does this mean I am a disgrace, a failure? I hate when I dont like something that is so widely known and raved about, and are classics like these. But I will continue to read the classics even if I am terrified that I will hate them because obviously someone thinks they have educational value, right? There's gotta be something in there thats beneficial.

Honestly, there isnt much I can think of off the top of my head that I loved that others didnt love. Usually if I end up liking something, it is because it has all the right qualities of a good book. :)

Anyhow, what books did you love and hate?



  1. I couldn't stand Matched! I was SO excited to read it and when I did, i was so disappointed in it. Great answer :)

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  2. Hopping through. I read Matched before Delirium and then felt Delirium was too similar to Matched, even though Delirium was better written.
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  3. I have yet to read the sequels for Delirium and Matched, I don't know why, I loved delirium.
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  4. It took me a while to read Jane Eyre and I only finished it because I had to for uni.

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  6. I wasn't blown away by Delirium either. I want to continue the series because of that ending :p

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  8. I actually didn't like the sequels for both of those but liked the first xD

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  9. I actually hated Alice in Wonderland. I love most of the movie versions I've seen though. I did love Delirium, and Matched is on my to-read.

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  10. As a huge HP fan- I love your blog! I didn't like Delirium much either.

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  11. Yup, with ya on Matched... not a lover of it at all, and I haven't read any of the others.

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  12. I love Jane Eyre, I had to read it at school for an award and I just enjoyed it so much it's become a firm favourite. The movie with Micheal Fassbender is brilliant- the best adaptation I've seen!
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