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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Book Blogger Hop!

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books!

This Weeks Question:

Post a link to a favorite post or book review that you have written in the past three months.

My Answer:

I'm not sure how much I like this weeks question. I don't really have a favorite blog post or review because all of them I feel aren't as good as I wanted them to be, simply because I'm a reviewer so spending a week writing one review while there are ten more in the waiting is not a very productive thing. The reviews of books that I love are always the hardest to write so I'd say my favorite review is the one I did on Fallen by Lauren Kate, because I didn't like it very much and the words just poured out of me. It's very seldom I give a negative review, but this one is really almost like my thought process.

You can read my Fallen review here.

My favorite review that I've done recently for a book I LOVED was definitely for The DUFF. I adored this book. LOVED it. I was surprised by how much I did and really my review is full of gushing, but everyone should read The DUFF.

You can read my review for The DUFF here.

If you're here from the Hop be sure to leave your link so I can try to come by and say hello!

24 comments:

La Coccinelle said...

Interesting. I've heard some good things about this book, but I've also heard the same sentiments you've expressed in your review. While the subject matter does sound interesting (and right up my alley!), I think I'm going to pass on Fallen.

anjohnston said...

I'm an old follower hopping through.

I read this review you posted. I've heard a lot of good things about this novel and was sad to read you didn't love it. I have it in my TBR pile and am still looking forward to it but I understand about wanting emotional depth.

Have an awesome weekend!

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Inspired Kathy said...

Just stopping by for the Blog Hop. I'm a new follower. I've got some great giveaways this week. Hope you'll stop by to enter!
~Inspired Kathy
Over The Moon by Diane Daniels.
The Aristobrats by Jennifer Solow.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

Erika said...

I'm an old follower :)

Negative reviews are the hardest to write. I don't have much of them, since, amazingly, I end up liking most of the books I've read and I'm yet to write a review for a book that I gave lower than a three-star rating, but it is challenging to write a bad review. I applaud the reviewers who do and still come across professionally! I thought your review of Fallen was rational and completely understandable. One of the better negative reviews I've read.

Erika
Erika Breathes Books

(Bookish)InABox said...

Thanks for stopping by the Hop!

I can understand why you didn't like Fallen, but it's one of my 2010 favorites. You did a great job of explaining why you didn't like it and not bashing. That's a good review!

Have a great weekend!

Amelia said...

Hey! I'm already a follower just popping by to say hello!
And hey, kudos to you for your FALLEN review! That is *definitely* one of my least favorite books. Glad to know I'm not the only one who doesn't like that book!
Have an awesome weekend :)

Alison said...

Hopping through. I really like your DUFF review. I'm super excited about this book solely because of all the great blog reviews.
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pussreboots said...

I've been hearing lots of good things about The Duff.

Happy Friday. Come see what my favorite review is.

John Smith said...

Hi, just following you from the blog hop. I hope that you'll stop by my blog too!
http://johnsmithbooks.blogspot.com/

TheBookishSnob said...

Happy Hop!! I really want to read DUFF so I'm happy to read a good review of it. Hope you enjoy your weekend

Hop by to see my review

CarlyB said...

Hi!
Just Hopping by as part of the Blog Hop. Your blog's great so I'm really glad I stumbled across it. Great review of the DUFF, I can't wait to read it!
I'm your newest follower :).
Have a lovely weekend and I'm sure I'll be back soon,
Carly x

Badass Bookie said...

Hi there,

Just hopping over via hop! I love your blog, it's really neat and everything is so organised! Have a wonderful weekend and happy blogging!

Best,
Lisa (Badass Bookie) xx
http://badassbookie.blogspot.com/

Book Loving Mommy said...

Hi there! New follower from the blog hop. Fallen is on my TBR list but after reading your review it's been moved down a little. I'm anxious to read Duff now too!

Jessica (Book Loving Mommy)
http://booklovingmommy.blogspot.com

Lucie said...

I have Fallen on my shelf, but haven't managed to read it yet, will definitely keep your review in mind! New follower via the fab hop!

Stephanie :) (Books Are A Girl's Best Friend) said...

Hey, stopping by via the hop! This is my first visit and I like the style of your posts so I'm a new follower :)
Fallen is on my mental TBR list so it was inteesting to read your review.

Have a great weekend and happy hopping!

Stephanie @ www.bestfriends-books.blogspot.com

LMW said...

New follower hopping through! I love your literary crushes! Almost exactly the same as mine!! Great choices!
Smiles!
The Delusional Diaries

DJ's Life in Fiction said...

Hopping by to say hi back! I read your Fallen review and left a comment. Hope you have a great weekend!

Mrs. Vincent said...

Hi! I'm a new follower from the hop! I've never read Fallen but it looks like a book I would totally pick up just from the cover art. Now I'm not so sure! I definitely think relating to and connecting with the characters makes a good book to me. Bummer!

Critica said...

Hello there! I've never been to this blog before, but I'm going to follow as soon as I post this.

I could agree with your points on Fallen, but I did like it overall. I reviewed it on my blog as well (http://www.thecritiquingcritica.blogspot.com/)

Also, I can agree about having 'favorite posts' for exactly the same reasons you do. But, I suppose I need to pick one to post... here's my review of The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong:

http://thecritiquingcritica.blogspot.com/2010/08/summoning-kelley-armstrong.html

readerbuzz said...

I've seen many bloggers comment on Fallen. I will add it to my wishlist.

I'm stopping by your blog via the Hop.

I'm a new follower!

Hope you will stop by my blog, too:
www.readerbuzz.blogspot.com

Midnight Bloom said...

Hey! I'm dropping by from the hop and have just become a follower! I thought Fallen was a bit slower and while I LOVE the cover, I did think the book got slow at times. I really enjoyed The DUFF too though!

Anyways, I hope you have a great weekend. :)

- Midnight
Midnight Bloom Reads

P.S. So, I totally scrolled down a bit on your posts and saw that you met Cassandra Clare. I'm jealous. ^.~

Midnight Bloom said...

Oh man, I just noticed I described Fallen as 'slow' twice. My bad. *smacks forehead at the error*

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

Thanks for commenting on my hop post. =) I am going to go check out a few of your posts!

Eli said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower here! And yes, Mockingjay was good, but I really wanted more closure with Gale.

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