Friday, March 8, 2013


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

What an interesting question! We readers usually have differing opinions about books. For example, Harry Potter is not loved by everyone in the entire planet, or was even read by everyone.

As for me, a book I really love that not everyone can relate to is Pride and Prejudice. My sister and mother tried to read the book but my sister couldn't get past page 1...and my mom fell asleep. I don't really know why. I think it's a fantastic book :))

A book I did not like (at all) was the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan, which my sister truly loves but I couldn't even get myself to read the third book. My boyfriend bought it for my sister though :))

And please don't hate on me, but I really did not enjoy Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings!

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46 comments:

  1. This looks like a fun meme! Can I join too? :)

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    1. Sure Cora Mae! It's hosted by Alisoncanread by and Parajunkee :)

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  2. I like your honest opinion about Narnia and Lord of the Rings. I love those books but I understand you. :) Just because a book is a best seller doesn't mean that all people will like that book too. I like people who give their honest opinion about a book. :)

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    1. Thanks Cora! Wow, you read Narnia and LOTR? I read Narnia but because I felt I had to...and I didn't even touch LOTR. The movies bored me to death :))

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  3. Nice answer. I haven't heard of The Kane Chronicles. As for Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia, I only saw the movies. Will read the books soon, though.

    Old GFC Follower
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  4. Hopping through. I didn't like Pride and Prejudice the first time I read it - when I was 15. I re-read it when I was about 23 and fell in love with it.
    My Hop

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Alison! I love your blog :)

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  5. How funny! OK at first I thought you were going to say that you didn't like Harry Potter - glad that's not the one you put. I LOVE Pride and Prejudice and it's actually one of the few books that I will read that doesn't include any magic or some fantastical creature. I will say that I am certainly a Narnia and LOR fan :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

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    1. Oooh I agree, but I don't like the alternate versions that writers do about Pride and Prejudice, the one with the zombies. Meh.

      Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  6. I actually haven't read Pride and Prejudice, but I liked the movies though. (Although I know that movies can change facts from the book). Old Follower :)
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    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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  7. I love Pride and Prejudice. I never get tired of reading it.

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    1. Thanks Kassandra, love the name! Followed you back :)

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  8. I didn't like P&P, but I love LOTR. haha!

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  9. I absolutely love Pride and Prejudice, it's so awesome and translates so well even now. I haven't read LOTR, it's sat on my shelf waiting for me!
    I'm a new follower, here's my FF at Rookie Romance

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  10. Chronicles of Narnia eh?? I'll have to try that one, because I've liked THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

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  11. Oh I never read Pride and Prejudice, but did watch the movie and I loved it! Perhaps I should get into it ;)

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

    Florentine @ Readiculously Peachy

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  12. I think the problem some people have with Jane Austen is the writing. Most people who get through it like it, but lots of people can't get through it. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Happy Friday!

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  13. I stopped the Kane Chronicles after the second book. I liked it fine, it just didn't grab me enough to make me want to continue on with it. I know LOTR isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it is one of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by this week. Old follower :)
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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  14. Oooooh, I liked Narnia. LOTR on the other hand. I can't get myself to finish it! Though I do plan on doing so....... Someday.

    Drop by my FF sometime. Old follower =)

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    1. I confess I enjoyed the Narnia movies, but the book, not so much!

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  15. I love Pride & Prejudice but have not read Narnia or Lord of the Rings, only seen the movies, which I loved. But i've heard plenty of ppl say the movies were better than the books.

    Good answer.

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  16. I had to read Pride and Prejudice for school and although I didn't absolutely hate it....let's just say it wasn't my cup of tea. xD I'm a little shocked that you didn't like The Kane Chronicles though! I thought it was amazing. xD

    Thanks for stopping by! Followed back via GFC.
    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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    1. To each his/her own, I guess. My sister is shocked too! I'm still trying to motivate myself to read the third book :D

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  17. Pride & Prejudice is one of my favorites, book and film.

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  18. I loved Pride and Prejudice, too; pretty much my favorite book. And thank God I'm not the only one who hates the Narnia books! I can't stand them for some reason and it made me feel like the odd kid on the playground; all my friends love it.

    But I do love LOTR!

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    1. Ughhh I know the feeling. My man loves Narnia though, so I'm forced to watch the movies. Thankfully they're easier to digest for me than the books :)

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  19. I don't know why, but every time I try to read LOTR, I give up halfway the first book. But one day, I'm going to make it through :p because I absoutely love the movies.

    FF - Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. Oooh goodluck!! :) I'm trying to get past War and Peace myself :)

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  20. I couldn't get into Riordan either.
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    Beth @ Free Spirit Books

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    1. Actually, I love Rick Riordan, just not the Kane Chronicles! Thanks Beth! :)

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  21. I think books built on other worlds is a taste thing, new folllower PageGirlsPageofBookReviews

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  22. NOOOOOO, The Kane Chronicles, Narnia AND Lord of the Rings T_T

    I love Riordan... I think he's doing a great thing in kids lit... getting them interested in Mythology.

    New follower :)
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    1. Actually I like Riordan's Percy Jackson series and so so so love his Heroes of Olympus books :) Just not the Kane Chronicles!

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  23. New follower. I haven't read Lord of the Rings but I have a couple of versions of each. LOL

    Dana

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  24. New follower! I haven't read either of those books, but I will now! Here is my FF:
    http://soulfictionreviews.blogspot.ca/2013/03/my-first-feature-follow.html

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