Thursday, March 7, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday........

Hello all, it's that day of the week where we learn new things about each other and discover new blogs along the way.  We also help each other by becoming followers of one another.  Normally that following would be through GFC (which would be great if you'd still take a few seconds to do), but with that being eliminated for certain blogs (a big boo-hiss to that) I now ask that you follow through a RSS Feed (or Twitter, FB, or email) which you can find to the right.  I want to thank all of you ahead of time who choose to become a follower and make sure to let me know in the comments if you're new so I doubly make sure to follow you back.  And now for this weeks get to know me question....

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?

A:  I will answer the first part of this question as a book immediately jumped out at me that perfectly answers that question.  A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin makes for a wonderful TV show but I felt that the book dragged on and on and on.  Too many characters with too much going on made for a book that bored me to tears but that all my friends keep asking.....Have ya read it, Have ya read it?!?!  They seem disappointed when I tell them I didn't like it.


  1. Hopping through. I really want to read GOT. Maybe I'll find it too long and confusing but I'm so curious.
    My Hop

  2. The multiple/many POV's definitely isn't for everyone! I love how this question makes me realize that no matter how popular a book is, it will always not work for somebody. Different books for different people--which is good because otherwise my bookshelves would be reallllllly boring.

    I'm an old follower (I think I follwed you on my very first Follow Friday, actually!). I don’t know if we’ll do FF tomorrow, but we do have a giveaway!

  3. I tried to read the book after watching the show and I don't think it can be done that way. PageGirlsPageofBookReviews

  4. That's such a shame because someone just gave me the full boxset. LOL. Uh Oh.
    Come check out my F&F!

    1. Have no fear, I'm one of the few who's had issues with it. I feel awful not liking the books since I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the TV series! I always describe the TV show as the Cliff Note version of the books......

  5. Haven't read that one or seen the show, but hearing lots about the show lately!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  6. I haven't read the series (nor seen the show). I do own the box set so I'm hoping I love it.

    Old Follower.
    My FF

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  7. Game of Thrones is definitely in my TBR read pile, I absolutely love the show so fingers crossed I like the books!
    I'm a new follower. Here's my FF at Rookie Romance

  8. No, I haven't read it yet, but I can't wait to try. I also want to see the series soon.

    Old follower.
    FF - Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  9. That is the first bad thing I have heard for that series. It makes me nervous about reading it.
    Old follower
    my F&F

  10. Okay I'm one that LOVES GoT but even I admit the writing style is a bit heavy. My brother asked me about it because he, too, loves the HBO series, and I told him not to read it. He's one that can only get into extremely easy reads, so I know he wouldn't last in Martin's writing style. I still love it, though. :D My FFs are at LKHill and Musings on Fantasia. Happy Friday!

  11. Watching The Game Of Thrones currently, a lot of characters is right.

  12. I've had so many people recommend Game of Thrones to me and promise me I'll love it but I really don't think it'll be my kind of thing. Of course I've tried plenty of other books that I didn't think were my thing either and ended up loving them.

  13. New follower via GFC! :)

  14. Thanks to everyone who's commented thus far! I've returned the follow of the newbies and again extend my gratitude to all the old followers for returning. I value each and every one of you and love reading all your comments!

  15. Thanks for stopping by my FF. I am now following you via GFC and Twitter. I haven't read or seen Games of Thrones myself.

    Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession

  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following. I have to admit I've never read or seen Game of Thrones myself, but I can understand how an Epic that can draw out into such a long TV show can be drowned in too many characters.

  17. Old follower here.

    You know, I've seen a few people who watched the show first who didn't like the book... and I have to wonder if it's because the show is pretty loyal to it, so you know mostly all of what's going to happen?

    I really loved the format of each book being told from the viewpoint of about 5 characters, for me it kept it moving and very exciting... although I must admit, as the series went on, I found myself reading faster through the chapters of characters I cared less about, so I could get to the ones I liked better XD

  18. I heard that a lot about the Game of Thrones as well! My sister also took forever to read it but in the end she still really liked it, so I would also really like to give it a try :)

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

    Florentine @ Readiculously Peachy

  19. I have Game of Thrones on my TBR but I've seen lots of lists this week that list it as not so good. Following by Twitter now too!


  20. Thanks for stopping by! Followed back via GFC :)

    Marie @

  21. With the weekend drawing to a close I again want to thank everyone who stopped by to become new followers and those old followers who stopped by to say HI! Make sure, if you haven't already, to sign up for my 1,000 Followers giveaway as I'm giving away two books from one of my favorite series....Olivia Cunning's Sinners on Tour series.

    Have a wonderful week full of wonderful books!

  22. I totally agree!
    Here is the link to my ff:

    - Your newest follower