Thursday, March 7, 2013

**Feature & Follow #16**


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Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by the talented ladies behind AlisonCanRead and Parajunkee's View. The intent of this blog hop is to get out there and meet other bloggers and gain new followers yourself. What sets this blog hop apart is the Feature. Each week, two blogs are featured, one at AlisonCanRead and one at Parajunkee's View. So make sure to hop over to those blogs to check out this week's Features.



This week's Features are:
Readiculously Peachy
Gone Bookserk

This week's question is: What is a book that you didn't like that all your friends raved about or what book did you love that wasn't popular?

Hmm, I'm going to answer the second half of this question while I think about the first...I was worried about the mixed reviews Beautiful Bastard received but I read it anyway. And I have to say that I LOVED it. I think one book that I didn't love quite as much as everyone else seemed to is The Night Circus. I didn't hate it...on the contrary there was quite a bit I liked. But I just thought it could have been more so I didn't understand all the fuss. Oh, one other book...I really didn't care for The Sound and the Fury at all!! I read it and I could appreciate why it's a classic (I did major in English ;) but it just did absolutely nothing for me.

Okay, what about y'all?!?



38 comments:

  1. I haven't read the first book you mentioned but a friend recommended Night Circus. I will have to check it out to see. New follower via GFC

    My FF @ Starbucks & Books Obsession

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    1. Thanks for the follow. I followed back! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Hopping through. I loved The Night Circus. But I've read lots of middling reviews so you're not alone.
    My Hop

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    1. Thanks for hopping by, Alison. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. I have Night Circus on my list and have even checked it from the library in the past, but I just never seem to want to pick it up and start it. PageGirlsPageofBookReviews

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    1. You may end up loving it. It was unique and well written, honestly. I just thought it could have been better. Thanks for hopping by.

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  4. I think I liked The Night Circus. Been forever tho.
    Come check out my F&F!

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    1. Yeah, I liked it...just didn't love it. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Haven't read any of those. Sometimes I can tell before needing to read a popular book that it's not for me.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Sometimes I can too. This one's blurb was interesting and I LOVED the cover. :) Yeah, I choose books sometimes by their cover! LOL

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  6. I've seen a lot of people talking about Beautiful Bastard, I think I'll have to check it out myself :)
    I'm a new follower, here's my FF at Rookie Romance

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    1. I hope you love it! :)

      Thanks for the follow - I'm headed over to your blog. :)

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  7. I haven't any of them!
    New follower!
    ~Ashley
    My F&F

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    1. Thanks for following! I hope you find some good reads here on my blog. :) Have a great weekend.

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  8. Interesting to hear about THE NIGHT CIRCUS. That's one I've meant to read for a while. Old Follower :)

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    1. You may totally love it! I just thought the author could have done so much more. If you do read it, I'd love to hear your thoughts...

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  9. You know what? I was really digging The Night Circus until the very end. I still love the book, though, but towards the ending I felt my love was waning. However, is that how relationships work, anyway?

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    1. Didn't you think that she could have done more with the time period, etc.? I did like the book - just didn't love it. And you, my friend, have a very cynical opinion on relationships! ;)

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  10. Never heard of Beautiful bastards! Sounds interesting!

    Thanks for sharing! I am now also following you :)

    Florentine @ Readiculously Peachy

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    1. Thanks for following back. Beautiful Bastard was lots of fun to read! :) Hope you read something "peachy" this weekend! ;)

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  11. I haven't read Beautiful Bastards or The Night Circus (although it is on my TBR). Have a great weekend sweetie!
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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    1. You may really love The Night Circus. I did enjoy reading it - I just didn't love it. And Beautiful Bastard is a hoot! :) Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  12. Familiar with Night Circus, haven't read it yet.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature-follow_8.html

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    1. Let me know what you think if you read it. :)

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  13. I loved the Night Circus, but it's one of those books that I can see why everyone doesn't like it. Never read Sound & Fury.... Hope you are reading something GREAT right now! My FF

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    1. Since you're a fan of historicals, didn't you feel like the author could have done a bit more with the time period? Anyway, didn't hate it, just didn't love it. And Faulkner...well, I'm never going to a fan, I guess. :) Have a grand weekend, Annette! :)

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  14. New follower via GFC! :)

    http://owlnestlyreviews.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for following - I followed back. :)

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  15. New follower!

    I agree about The Sound and the Fury. Not one I enjoyed.

    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2013/03/follow-friday_8.html

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! ;) Thanks for following - I'm following back.

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  16. I didn't love The Night Circus either!

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    1. And I had such high hopes for it...I DID love the cover! ;)

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  17. Hi!
    I'm a new follower via GFC!
    http://bookaddictbieke.blogspot.be/

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    1. Hi Bieke! Thanks for following. I returned the favor. Have a great weekend!

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  18. New follower here,

    I actually haven't read The Night Circus, but I had been thinking about it. I'll have to think about it.

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

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    1. Hi Heather, thanks for the follow. I followed you back - #850! :) Your blog is cute! You may love The Night Circus...it's a good book. I just didn't love it like I thought I would. Enjoy the weekend!

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  19. I've been hearing mostly good things about Beautiful Bastard, it's actually making me curious lol. And you're definitely not the only one who felt that way about Night Circus, a lot of people felt a big...underwhelmed. I still really want to read it though haha, I'm curious :) Thanks for sharing!!

    PS-just wanted to let you know I added you to my new blogroll ♥

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  20. I have not read any of these. Thanks for stopping by.

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Now you know what I think...what are your thoughts??