August 3, 2012

Book Blogger Hop/Library Loot 8/8/12


Hosted by Crazy for Books! 

This weeks question: 
When a book goes “viral” (Hunger Games, Fifty Shades, Twilight), do you rush out to read it like everyone else, even if it’s not in your typical genre?

This is way too easy to answer: Nope. 

Ha ha, insightful hmm? Honestly though, I generally don't buy into the hype about a book that I'd normally have zero interest in reading. I sometimes do eventually get around to a viral book if it falls into a category of something I'd read even if it wasn't hyped up.


Hosted, this week, by The Captive Reader

I had a sad little visit to the library the other day. None of my requested books were in and the shelves of new fiction and nonfiction were nearly empty. I ended up digging back in the stacks which I almost never do. I found two books, neither of which really called out my name but I was feeling a bit desperate!



I've already decided that I'm done with The Irish Princess I made it about half way and just didn't enjoy it one bit. The dialogue is awful and the main character is completely unbelievable to me. I would really like to learn more about this woman and that time period in Ireland,  but I'll have to seek out that knowledge in a different book.

I don't even know if I'll read People of the Whale. I don't know why exactly. I think I'm being a little bit of a spoiled reader who almost never has to hunt for books that way and People of the Whale is getting the brunt of my bummer-of-a-library-trip feelings!

So, that was a bust. But there is good news too! I got an email this morning that some of my requested books are ready for pick-up, yes! These are the books patiently waiting for me:

My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson

I have much higher hopes for all three of those. 

Happy reading this week, have a great weekend too!



22 comments:

  1. Sorry your library visit was such a bust. Better luck next time!

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  2. In terms of books or anything else becoming popular I seem to always be a contrarian. It may be a little silly, but Ii tend to be more apt to avoid books, music, movies, etc, if everyone is talking and raving about them. I have always been drawn to the odd and obscure.

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    1. I hear you Brian. If something I adore becomes popular AFTER I discovered it I almost get mad, lol, like how dare they find MY discovery ;)

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  3. I don't even read reviews that are not in my choice of genres, doesn't matter of the hype.

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    1. I'm the same way Marce. I know what I like and I don't follow the hype :)

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  4. I really like the cover on People of the Whale. It may have been a less than thrilling library week but at least you brought home something pretty! And you know that you have exciting books waiting!

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    1. True Claire, and I can't wait to dive into the next set of loot because I know it's going to be GOOOOOD! :)

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  5. Thanks for stopping by! Glad your books came in :)

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  6. Oh, I so know the feeling! I hate leaving the library with nothing that excites me. It just shouldn't be that way. New follower.

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    1. You are right, it shouldn't! It's a crying shame when I can't find something amazing at the library! Thanks for stopping by and double thanks for following!

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  7. Wow, sorry you had such a disappointing library trip! I don't even browse at the library anymore (probably because my 3 yo's attention span doesn't really allow it)--I just grab my reserved books and go. I hope your reserved books are much better than the ones you ended up taking home.

    So glad to have found you via the Hop!

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  8. Darn 3 year olds, lol ;) I very rarely browse either, and now I remember why! Thanks for stopping by Susan!

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  9. I'll read a book that's been hyped up if it sounds good, but I don't go out of my way to read them.

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    1. I hear you Yvonne, if it's something I would normally read I'll go for it but I won't read something just because of hype.

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  10. Nothing like a good haul from the library to cheer you up and nothing like a duff day in the library to get you down. Hope you get on with your new books.

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    1. Amen to that! I've got a great haul waiting for me there now though and I can't wait to pick them up!

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  11. Your answer is similar to mine - new follower - www.pattisreadingcorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for following Patti! I appreciate it :)

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  12. The book covers to your library loot are pretty eye candy at least -- especially People of the Whale. If only the inside text could match!

    (I have also mentioned your blog in my list of versatile blogger nominees. If you want to look and/or participate, you can find it here in this post! (: )

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