Thursday, July 7, 2011

Follow My Blog Friday – 7/8/11

Happy Friday everyone! The Follow My Book Blog and Blog Hop Friday hosted by Parajunkee's View and Crazy For Books
The first question is: Let's step away from besties...What is the worst book that you've ever read and actually finished?
If a book is bad, I usually don't finish it so I really had to think about this question. I have to say Beowulf, required middle school reading. I know it was supposed to be this epic piece of literature but I hated reading it and discussing it. I could not believe they actually made that awful movie out of it….

The second question is not a question at all but a chance to promote another blogger’s giveaway!
Hop over to New Books for New Bloggers for a chance to win an ARC of Passion by Lauren Kate.
Hop over to Christy at The Reader Bee for her 500 Follower and 6 month Blogoversary Giveaway. She is also giving away a signed copy of The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter!

24 comments:

Lea said...

I never read this but yeah, the movie SUCKED lol. Sorry you were forced into reading this one!

My FF is at the link below :)

Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

Jade said...

I think I had to read this too and I hated it. School books were some of the most boring drivel. New follower, have a great weekend.

http://sortofbeautiful.com

Niecole said...

Even the name of that book makes me not want to read it :)

New follower
Great blog

Hop on by any time
http://fantasmagoriese.blogspot.com/2011/07/blog-hop-and-follow-friday.html

StuckInBooks said...

So I'm lucky I never read it , huh? Nice for me.

Old follower

Here's mine: http://www.stuckinbooks.com/2011/07/follow-friday-7-8-11.html

Sharon said...

Hi & Happy Friday!

I haven't read this one - a good thing ;)

My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

Have a nice weekend..

_yay_ said...

New FF follower. Happy Friday! I haven't read Beowulf. Sometimes you just hate a book. Nothing to be done about it. Don't feel bad. http://bookthatthing.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Hi there, new follower here from the hop! Love your blog! :)

I haven't read a lot that I didn't like lately too. I now have something to skip from adding to my TBR list. Happy Friday!

http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2011/07/follow-friday-6-other-things.html

CharmaineElaine said...

Hi,

I'm a new follower hopping by to say hello. I haven't heard of that book. Looks like living in the UK has its advantages.

Char

My FF

Kathy said...

I actually didn't finish this book. I just never got into it. Happy weekend.

Read.Breathe.Relax. said...

NC, I totally agree- if I don't like a book, I just stop reading! I also chose a required reading book- A Separate Peace. Gah- that book was torture.

I remember reading Beowulf too. What an awful experience. lol

Also- The Canterberry Tales. Omg, terrible.

Aimee said...

I'm already a follower. I love reading about mythology, but Beowulf wasn't my favorite either. My Friday Follow is up at Coffee Table Reviews

Alyssa (Reader's Refuge) said...

Old follower stopping by.

I didn't mind Beowulf the story, but you're right -- the movie was horrendous. *shudders*

Alyssa
Reader's Refuge

Pepca said...

I actually enjoyed Beowulf, for the language and the story. And our Old English professor was made the interpretation interesting.

Have a great weekend!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Have a happy Friday!

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/07/follow-friday.html

Zoe said...

Hi! New follower! Glad I found your blog! I love it. I hope you can stop by mine soon :)

Happy Friday!

www.acornerofmybookshelf.blogspot.com

Howard Sherman said...

I salute all the brave souls that soldier on to finish a bad book. I could never do that. I never have and I can’t imagine I ever will.

This week’s Follow Friday question is an excellent companion to last week’s Book Blogger Hop question.

Follow me back to my blog and read all about why I hardly ever start a bad book let alone finish one – http://www.howardsherman.net

Read both my Book Blogger Hop post last week and my Follow Friday post this week and you’ll get the bigger picture of how my mind works. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! [grin]

Thank G-d It’s Follow Friday!

Howard Sherman
http://www.howardsherman.net

Gwenny said...

New follower who couldn't even finish Beowulf...so you have one up on me!

My FF Post

Kristy said...

Hi!
My English teacher in high school decided to watch the movie only and skip the book. I wish I can have that wasted time back in my life.

Have a great weekend.

Kristy
New follower
http://rantsofaucg.blogspot.com/

Shana said...

You know, I don't typically finish books that I don't like either. Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from Feature & Follow My Book Blog Friday. Would love a visit and a follow back on my blog: http://blog.writerslairbooks.com. Thanks! Nice to meet you!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

You had to read Beowulf in Middle School!!! Wow!! We didn't read it till Junior or Senior H.S. English. I liked it but didn't love it. In fact...I barely remember it.

bex said...

Old follower stopping by! I love the look! Have I missed a layout change? Hmm... looks great though. :)

I'm the same with usually not finishing bad books. I didn't have too many to choose from actually. But then again, I'm just happy about it. I don't wanna spend too much time on a book I don't like!

Hope you have a great weekend! My worst read can be found here.

Rebecca at kindle fever

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Oh my gosh...you read Beowulf in middle school? I read it in high school and still wasn't mature enough for it. I'd like to read it again some day.
My Hop

Patricia said...

My answer to Book Blogger Hop is
Crazy-for-Books giveaway.

I am your newest GFC follower.

http://itstimetoreadmamaw.blogspot.com/

Stuck Between The Pages said...

Hello! Just hopping on by! I thought about a book that I had for required reading back in either Elementary, or Middle School. I can't remember which, but it was James and the Giant Peach. I absolutely could not finish that book to save my life. I don't know why. That's not the book I listed on my blog though. haha.

I'm now following you. Hope to see you around!

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