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This week's question is -
"What very popular and hyped book in the blogosphere did you NOT enjoy and how did you feel about posting your review?"
Hmmm... there were two books I know everyone was excited over that I didn't fancy at all - The Hollow by Jessica Verday and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer. I remember buying them thinking that they would be the next best read but once I was done I was EXTREMELY disappointed.
Writing the reviews for them both were hard. With The Hollow, I hated the book so much I RANTED for a good 2 hours afterwards to my BFF who had to talk me down from writing a very angry email to the author and burning the book. When it came time to write the review, I really didn't want to be scathing and tried hard to tone down my anger a little. It's strange for me not to like a book let alone have such a violent reaction to one and so I wrote the review carefully.
With The Short Life of Bree Tanner, my anxiety came solely from the fear I was going to be mobbed by all the Twihard fans!! I pictured mobs with pitchforks demanding my execution. I know, I know - there was no way of that happening but I was still relatively new to blogging and still had the "Oh I can't say anything bad in case someone doesn't agree" attitude. I really saw the book as pointless and nothing more than a way to cash in on the release of Eclipse because it didn't bring anything new to the story. Yes, we got a little glimpse into Bree's life but it wasn't much of a glimpse and wasn't given the proper room to explore. So yeah, wasn't impressed at all. Posted the review and what do you know - haven't seen hide nor hair of a lynch mob LOL
This Month In Review
I changed it to month because I disappeared a little through November. I was participating in NaNoWriMo and it took ALOT of my time. YAY for me, I completed it and only have a little more to write before the novel is finished. LOTS of fun and worth all the stress and all night writing marathons!
The month, I took part in the Gratitude Giveaway and Jessica from Book Sake won my book prize of the first 3 books in the Sookie Stackhouse series. YAY Jessica!
Here are some of the reviews I posted:
A Tournament Knight by Marisa Chenery
Undying Heart by Zoe Archer
The Ghost Hunter by Lori Brighton
No Rest For The WICCA by Toni LoTempio
Under The Moon's Shadow by T.L. Haddix
Living Nightmare by Shannon K. Butcher
In The Company Of Vampires by Katie MacAlister
Here are my NaNo posts:
I'm Still Here... Typing Furiously
YAY My NaNo Mock Cover
More NaNo Inspiration - Broken Promises Playlist
NaNoWriMo - A Huge Success