Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop (5)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View.
Check it out to sign up and participate, or to discover some awesome book blogs!

This week's question:
What do you do besides reading/reviewing as a hobby?

I enjoy video games and sports.  I'm addicted to watching football (American) - you are sort of born into this one around here.
I enjoy photography as well, but I am not awesome at it.

 The Book Blogger Hop is a meme hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.
Check it out to sign up and join in, or to check out some great book blogs!

This week's question:
What very popular and hyped book in the blogosphere did you not enjoy, and how did you feel about posting your review?

I can't really think of a book I've read recently that was hyped up that I genuinely disliked.  I actually try to pay less attention to the hype, and more attention to whether or not it would be something that I would enjoy.  If I am unsure about a book, then I will get opinions from those with whom I have a history of agreeing. When I do dislike a book, I am honest in my review and give my reasons for disliking it, but I also try to point out some positives and assist in steering people toward the right books for them, especially if it seems that my reaction is in the minority.  I won't beat myself up over my opinion, but I am not needlessly mean in reviews, so there is never really a reason that I should feel badly or guilty for having a particular reaction to a book.

Welcome to all of the new faces, and welcome back to the old ones!
Here is some of what has been happening on my blog since last time:

Matched by Ally Condie
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

My 2011 Debut Author Challenge Goals
Books for the Holiday Season

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hopping through. I love my Wii...although I don't use it that much - too much to read.
    My Hop

  2. Following through Follow friday! Return the favor?

  3. Just saying hi! I like your answer about being honest. I feel the same way! Hope you come by and see my answer!

  4. Video Games FTW~~ ^^

    Stopping by from Follow Friday and am your newest follower~~

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books

  5. Just stopping by through follow friday. I am a new follower. I use to love video games but haven't played any in forever.

    You can check out my blog if you like at

  6. Hello! I hope you're having a good Friday/weekend. I just found you through the blog hop, and I'm definitely following you for more, because your posts are awesome and your blog design is amazing.

    Happy weekend.
    Tina @ Book Couture

  7. hi following you on the blog and twitter. I did a bit of the Shay Doran thing but was too confused. I did like Nightshade. C'mon by! Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    twitter: @fangswandsfairy

  8. I didn't know you liked photography, Jenny! Huh, well I guess you learn something new everyday. Sweeeeeet. Happy friday my friend! :D

  9. I like video games too! Although I'm not a sports fan, for the most part. I'm a new follower! My Hop is at Coffee Table Press

  10. I enjoy photography also :) and new follower

  11. I love photography too! I'm not good at it, but it's fun! :) I'm a new follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  12. Hi! I'm a new follower. Love your background. I like to read lots of reviews before deciding to read a book-I hate not liking a book and I always try my best to finish it because I feel like I'm not giving it a full chance.
    Glad to have found your blog on Follow Friday.
    Have a great weekend :)
    Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries

  13. 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 -

    Howard Sherman

  14. New follower here. Just hopping by!

    Happy Reading,
    Zakiya @ For the Love of Reading

  15. Just hopping by :)

    I agree 100% with your approach to your reviews of those books that don't grab you. There wil always be good and bad points in any book.

    Michelle from PIneapples & Pyjamas

  16. Stopping by from the follow. Have a good weekend


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