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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday: I succumb to a meme.

I've kind of avoided resorting to memes on the blog.  There are multiple reasons for this, including such things as shyness and a stubborn nonconformity.  But, last week I did sort of participate in "Feature and Follow Friday," hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, and a few people who wandered here mentioned that I didn't have an FFF post.  So, here's an FFF post.  Whee.



Q: What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk?

 There's a very easy answer to this, which would be Twilight, for I am quite intolerant of everything dealing with it.  But that's taking the easy way out, isn't it?

I will instead go with a book I finished earlier this week, and will likely review this weekend.  It's one I was really anticipating, and the cover is so beautiful.

Bitterblue, by Kristin Cashore

Argh.  I was highly anticipating this book, and the cover is absolutely gorgeous.  I love the jewel tones, the predominant blue, the gold lettering.  Plus, I thought Graceling was great, and Fire was good.  This ... this was beautifully boring.  Excellent prose, stretched out for far too many pages, giving too much detail over very little that happened.

But I'll go into more detail soon, with a proper review.

Thanks for stopping by!

40 comments:

  1. Haven't read Bitterblue. Sorry it wasn't better because it really does have a beautiful cover. New follower. :D My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

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  2. Hmmm….never read this book and I've seen it around but I don't really know much about it. Sorry it didn't live up to the other books in the series.

    Here's my FF Post

    *New GFC follower :D

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  3. Welcome to the mad world of MEME's ~ happy to have you!! Have not read this series yet though it is awaiting me in the ever growing TBR pile!

    Thanks for stopping by and for the follow!!

    ~Ali
    My FF

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  4. lol @ "beautifully boring" short, eloquent and to the point. I've seen this book around and was thinking of picking it up for the simple reason of the pretty cover. New GFC Follower :)
    -My FF via Novel Reveries

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    1. I guess it's a good example of why we shouldn't judge a book by its cover. :) Hopping to your blog now.

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  5. New Follower via Linky

    I hate when a book doesn't live up to its cover.


    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

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    1. Me too! Thanks for stopping by - I'll go and follow you right now.

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  6. i have got that series on my shelf at the moment its not too bad!
    new follower
    candi

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  7. I read Graceling but wasn't intersted in reading Bitterblue :(

    new follower @ http://thebookgineer.blogspot.com

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    1. You're not missing much, beyond the goofy relationship Katsa and Po have. Thanks for coming to my blog, I'll visit and follow yours now. :)

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  8. I was wondering about this book. I haven't read it yet though.

    New follower.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I have Graceling on my shelf and hope to get to it soon.Don't know about Bitterblue though.

    new follower
    here's our FF

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    1. Graceling is worth it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. It's always sad when a book you look forward to doesn't live up to the expectations, and even more so when it is part of a series you have liked. I actually enjoyed Bitterblue, but I can see what you mean.

    I am a new linky follower (name Lexxie), and here's my FF post for this week.

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    1. I'm glad you, at least, enjoyed Bitterblue. Thanks for following, I'll see your blog soon!

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  11. Sorry to hear that about Bitterblue. It's always dissapointing when the third book in a series you loved/enjoyed reading sucks! :(

    Happy Friday!
    J'adore Happy Endings

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    1. I've had bad luck with several third books this year. :(
      Thanks for following - returning favor shortly!

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  12. new follower through GFC as lucyatmax, no pic. Please visit/follow me at: bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com .
    I couldn't answer the question this week because I seldom read a book based on the "hype".
    Have a great weekend!
    Beth

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    1. I don't read many books based on hype either. :) Following you back soon!

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  13. I'm actually looking forward to have my own copy of this book. So said to hear that it's boring.
    New follower! :)

    Check out MY FF

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    1. Well, maybe you'll like it if you try it. ^_^ Following you back shortly.

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  14. I featured Twilight this week not as an easy way out, but because I literally despise that book! Oddly enough, I thoughts about doing Graceling first. I'd read so much about the book I was excited to read it, and then it didn't live up to any expectations. I have yet to finish the series..

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    1. Heh, I was mostly avoiding a lengthy rant with my answer. :) Life's too short to read bad books, so if you didn't like Graceling, I'd suggest not reading the rest. The stories kind of go downhill from there.

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  15. haven't read the book

    New Follower(do follow me too)

    My FF here

    Le' Grande Codex

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  16. I haven't read this one yet... but I'm sad to hear this, I've been pretty excited to read Graceling... and thanks for the details on why you didn't enjoy it... a lot of people aren't giving that, and without knowing the why, it's not so helpful!!

    Old follower!
    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow.html

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  17. I've seen Twilight mentioned on a number of blogs today. Although I do see why people have problems with it (It certainly isn't a favorite of mine), I am trying not to jump on the hate Twilight bandwagon. It seems kind of trendy to hate it, but I keep thinking how it turned a lot of people onto YA literature. I did find Bella a bit annoying, though.

    I haven't read Bitterblue yet. I hate when my expectations are so high for a book, because it is so easy to be let down. This happened to me with Of Poseidon, this year.

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    1. LOL I guess I didn't realize there was a bandwagon.

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  18. Thanks for joining our Friday fun and becoming a follower of my site! I detested the entire Twilight series and therefore like your original choice!

    The Scarf Princess

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  19. New follower via FF. Have a great weekend.

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  20. love the cover of this one :D Just hopping through **New Follower**
    Bookishtimes.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Hi! I am a new follower. My blog is: morgankatz505.blogspot.com

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  22. Thanks for stopping by.
    Returning the favour.

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  23. This book is vaguely ringing bells in my head but I haven't read it :)
    Thanks for stopping by, apologise I didn’t have my FF post up yet.
    Followed back
    Lauren @ Northern Plunder

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