Follow Me Friday and Book Blogger Hop (4)

Friday Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee. Head over there to join in on the fun, and meet some new blogger friends.

What do you do besides reading/reviewing as a hobby?
Oh. That's a hard one. I don't do much except reading and blogging. haha. Let's see. I am a graphic designer and I really like making illustrations in my free time. It is benefcial to the field I am going into and it is really fun. I also love japanese animation so I am really into anime and manga. But I am quite busy these days with my part-time job + school +reading/blogging, so I don't have a lot of free time. I spend most of my time on my labtop chatting on facebook.


I'm also taking part in the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy For Books so head on over to join in the fun!

What very popular and hyped book in the blogosphere did you not enjoy and how did you feel about posting your review?
That is a hard question for me. I have books that are quite popular where I did not like them but I haven't posted a full review for them yet for I am just starting out and I have only been blogging for about 1 month now, but I do need to get around to them. I have rated only a few book with 1 star and they were all books that I really wanted to like but just couldn't get into them. We all have different tastes in books, so not every book is for us. I would say the most popular book that I did not really like all that well was Wings by Aprilynne Pike, which a lot of people loved so I assumed I would have liked also but that was not the case proving that every book is not for you.

For Wings by Aprilynne Pike I didn't really like the concept of how the faeries were, I found it weird and more than halfway through I thought that maybe this is not in my age range I thought someone more younger would enjoy it more than me, but I like that she had a different take on faeries. I like the dark aspect of faeries that I read about a bit more. But whenever I read a book and I don't like I so very much wish that I could of got into and enjoyed it.




18 comments :

  1. Graphic designer eh... wanna fix up my blog? it could definitely use it!

    I have heard good things about Wings but I'm still a little skeptical, it seems like so much YA these days is just rushed to print without enough editing.

    In The Next Room

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  2. hi! i'm new to Follow Friday and joined for the first time. i think it's a cool and fun way to meet new buddy bloggers and followers.

    i enjoy Japanese manga and anime as well and have started collecting some comics and books.

    have a great weekend!

    aobibliophile™
    http://aobibliosphere.blogspot.com/
    http://twitter.com/aobibliophile

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  3. New follower here!
    Hopping by to say hi.

    Come say hi any time!

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  4. I wasn't wild about WINGS either and I'm a lot older than you are :) Oh well. Not every book is for every reader.

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

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  5. Hopping through. I'm a new follower. I read quite a bit of manga, but haven't gotten into anime. I should really try it sometime.
    My Hop

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  6. Heey
    I'm new to Book Blogger Hop and thinks it's amazing way of reading about other books and visiting new blogs!

    Juli
    www.universeinwords.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi,
    Yay! It's Friday! I'm so glad for the week to be over maybe now I can get some reading time in. I'm stopping by for the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. I hope you have a awesome weekend!

    I'm an old follower. =)

    Danielle
    Romance Book Junkies

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

    pruesbookblog.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm a new follower! I read Wings, but I can't remember if I liked it or not. My Hop is at Coffee Table Press

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  10. Hopping by! Someone else said they didn't like Wings, either. I haven't read it. The Iron Fey is the only faerie books I've read so far. Cool on drawing Japanese animation! Have a great weekend :)

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  11. My tastes are so eclectic I'm not usually reading popular fiction while it's still popular. You can my full answer here. Happy Blog Hop.

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  12. I love it! A question pertaining something other than books! Here's the
    short list of what I'm doing when I'm not reading:

    Cooking, gaming, gambling, drinking, smoking, golfing and sometimes even
    watching TV.

    I expound on all of the above at my blog. Follow me here -
    http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  13. I have read another blog where they didn't like Wings either. I haven't read this yet, but am sorry that you didn't enjoy it. New follower!

    Happy Reading,
    Zakiya

    Butterfly Feet Walking on Books
    Personal Blog

    For the Love of Reading
    Group Blog

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  14. Reviews should remain honest regardless of what is written and how it sounds like and this just shows that loving or liking a book really depends on a person preference and type. that's why we have a wider range of genres and authors to choose from.

    Dropping by via the hop. I would love to see you over at Clandestine Sanctuary and read my answer to this question. I am an old follower.

    Have a great weekend!

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  15. Hey Mariya,

    I'm a new follower!! Awesome blog...I love finding blogs like yours. Reminds me that I'm not the only PNR junkee out there!! Oh, and love the TSOTG countdown widget!! 2/22/10 will definitely be a "call in sick" day for me!!

    Have a great weekend!!
    Kristin
    Nocturnal Bites

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  16. Happy HOP! I started reading Wings a few months ago and stopped because it didn't quite captured my attention. For me, the books I struggled with were The Hollow and the Bree Tanner novella. I still cringe!
    Come by and visit The Bookish Snob. Enjoy your weekend !

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  17. Just stopping by from the blogger hop. I hope your weekend has been great!

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  18. Hi I'm a new follower. Hopping over from www.susankmann.co.uk hope you had a great weekend. x

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