Thursday, December 2, 2010

Blog Hop (5) & Follow Friday (4)

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted over at Crazy for Books. It's a great way to meet up and find new book bloggers and one of the best memes out there. We get a question each week and this week's is:
"What very popular and hyped book in the blogosphere did you NOT enjoy and how did you feel about posting your review?"
My answer: Okay, so I know some people are going to want to shoot me for this, but the most recent hyped-up book I didn't enjoy was Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan. Okay, so I love John Green and though I haven't read all of David Levithan's book, I really enjoyed the ones I have. This book just annoyed me and a little melodramatic for me. I know some people who raved about it for days on end and I couldn't help but think, "But what was so special about it?" But I respect people's opinions and if you loved it, I'm happy for ya.--Follow My Book Blog Friday is another weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View. It's another great meme where we get to meet more fellow bloggers. We get a weekly question on here too, and this week's is: "
What other hobbies do you have besides reading/writing reviews??"
My first response to this question was to stare blankly at the screen. Other hobbies? What kind of blasphemy is that!? But then I realized that I do in fact spend some time outside of fictional worlds (and ranting about them). My other hobbies would include writing fiction, losing board games to my younger brother, helping my mom cook, studying, and pining for more books. I love this question 'cause it let's us see what other bloggers do outside of the blogosphere.
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In other news and events (I always wished I could say that. I probably just sound like a dork) my Secret Santa presents got here today! And I'm thrilled with what I got! If I was supposed to wait until Christmas to open them, my apologies, but can you really blame me? New books were involved! Of course I had no self-control. So here's a shot at my new babies. She even sent a bookmark! Yay for book goodies!

Sorry for the blurriness, my camera has been acting suspicious for a while. But I got The Maze Runner by James Dashner and Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers, both of which I've been dying to get. And then I got a cute bookmark that says "I <3 to Read" and is adorable. So thanks, Secret Santa. When I got the package I think I shrieked loud enough that my neighbors got concerned. But what else is new? Happy reading and happy blogging, y'all!

11 comments:

Tina said...

Hi Caroline!!!

Stopping by from the hop and now following...:D

I havent read Will Grayson yet but its on my tbr along with 500 other Ya titles!!!

vampgirlx90 said...

New follower to your blog!
Keep up the good work.
Care to follow me back?
Happy Blogging!

pruesbookblog.blogspot.com

T C Mckee said...

You, looking like a dork. Yeah right! You pretty much do everything I do when I'm not reading. I love to cook, play with my dog, and I also lose when playing board games, it's just to my husband. He's ruthless when it comes to Monopoly. Have a great weekend!!!

Aimee said...

I haven't read Will Grayson. I'm a new follower! My hop is at Coffee Table Press

Must Love Books said...

I also lose at board games even when I'm playing with like, 6 year olds. Have you ever played the spongebob square pants life game? I've never once won that. Sad, but true.

Anywho, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following back :)

p.s. I must be behind, I've never even heard of that book. Hmm...

Euphoria13 said...

Hi There!

I'm hopping by from the blog hop!

I'm a new follower as well!

Happy Reading!

- Mevurah

http://theheartofdreams.blogspot.com

Alison said...

Hopping through. Cool secret santa presents! You got some good books.
My Hop

Diana @TheLovelyGetaway said...
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Diana @TheLovelyGetaway said...

Hello Caroline!! I Found you on the Blog hop :) new follower! i love your blog... super cute! I just recently started mine but I hope one day it looks as good as yours! keep up the good work!

Diana
www.thelovelygetaway.blogspot.com

Jacqui said...

Hi! I'm a follower from a previous weekend blog hop! If you haven't already, I would love to have you follow back at one or all four of my blogs :)

www.singleparentretreat.com
http://singlemamachallenges.blogspot.com/
http://motherdaughterconnection.blogspot.com/
http://jmconsultingservices.blogspot.com/

Thank you! Have a wonderful week!

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