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Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday

How could I almost forget? 
It’s Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday time!

This week’s Book Blogger Hop question:


“What very popular and hyped book in the blogosphere did you NOT enjoy and how did you feel about posting your review?”

Sadly, especially considering how much I enjoyed The History of Love, Nicole Krauss’s new novel,
Great House
was a big disappointment to me. I found it difficult to relate to the narrator, the story elements I wanted to hear more about were not the ones expanded upon, and frankly, I thought the writing was a little boring. In addition to all of that, I just got the sense that the book was trying so hard to be literary, and I really dislike it when writing is aware of itself. So, I stopped reading it about half-way through. And didn’t post a review because I tend to avoid posting negative reviews. This is just my own philosophy, but life’s too short to continue reading a book you don’t like, and there are so many books I did enjoy to blog about that I don’t feel the need to blog about those I didn’t.

This week’s Follow Friday question:
What do you do besides reading / reviewing as a hobby?
If there’s any time left over between work, reading, sleeping, eating, and working out, I craft, I photograph, I play the piano when there’s one around, I’m considering learning the harmonica, I knit, I sew, I mixed-media collage, I make cards, I cook, I bake, and I’m always looking for more.
 Now then, nice to meet you all!



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3 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday

  1. Hi there! I found your blog through FF. That's really cool that you can play the piano, even if you only play when no one is around. ;D I look forward to reading your future posts! If you have time, stop by my blog. Emihttp://oktopusink.blogspot.com

    Posted by Emi | December 3, 2010, 11:33 pm
  2. 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 – http://www.howardsherman.netHoward Shermanhttp://www.howardsherman.net

    Posted by Howard Sherman | December 4, 2010, 1:10 am
  3. Hi,Just hopping by and following through. You sure keep busy with those hobbies!Shelleyrae

    Posted by bookdout | December 4, 2010, 7:24 am

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