Thursday, April 9, 2015

FF Friday: In Which My Blog Is Featured!

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. My blog is featured this week!

This week’s question: Have you ever read a book you thought you'd hate but loved? Or vice versa?

Answer: If I think I’ll hate a book, I won’t read it. That’s why I enjoy most of the books that I do read. I’ve become pretty talented at picking out books for myself.

I have been pleasantly surprised by a few of the books that schools have forced me to read. I really liked The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, The Stranger (Albert Camus), The Things They Carried (Tim O’Brien), Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri), and most of Faulkner and Hemingway’s works.

Occasionally I’ll be disappointed with a book that I picked out for myself. Sometimes the story just isn’t as cool as the synopsis makes it sound. I think the last book that really, really disappointed me was Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I expected to enjoy it, but I disliked the main characters so intensely that I struggled to finish it. Luckily, it’s pretty rare that I hate a book.


The follow part: If you are a book blogger and you leave a link to your blog in the comments below, I will follow you on Bloglovin’. I’d love it if you also followed me. If you want to be friends on Goodreads, Twitter, or G+, that would be awesome, too. Click the links to go to my pages on those sites. I’m looking forward to “meeting” you.


  1. Congrats on the feature! I completely agree about Thirteen Reasons Why. It sounds so good, but I didn't enjoy it at all. (:

    Old follower, but I newly followed you on Twitter and added you to Goodreads! (:

    Here's my FF!

  2. I LOVED The Things They Carried! I didn't think I would. It was required for my American History class.

    Congrats for being featured this week :) New follower via Bloglovin'

  3. Do check out my FF:
    Old follower :-)

  4. Congrats on the feature, AJ! I enjoyed Thirteen Reasons Why overall but I do remember being really unhappy with Hannah.

  5. I was strangely surprised with The Great Gatsby too! I never would have picked it up had it not been for school. Congrats on being featured!

    New Follower!
    Sparrow's F&F

  6. Congrats on being featured! I was surprised that I liked The Great Gatsby! Especially since I had to read it for my English class. Old follower!

    Lizzie @

  7. Congrats on the feature! I'm pretty good at knowing what I like too. Thanks for visiting. Old follower.

  8. "If I think I'll hate a book, I won't read it." <---- That right there. Why do people read books they expect to hate? I can't wrap my mind around it!! Congrats on being featured this week! Old follower :)

    Here's my F&F!

  9. I think that school has caused us to fear reading books that we think we will hate! Sometimes I like to give books that are recommended to me a try, even if it is one that I think looks bad. Old Follower:)

  10. I don't have a lot I hate but there are a few. :)

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    Old follower via bloglovin

  11. Congrats on the feature! :)

    Old Follower.

    Cee @ The Mistress Case

    P.S. Have you seen the movie The Great Gatsby and how do you feel about it compared to the book?

    1. I haven’t seen the movie, but I don’t know anybody who liked it, lol. I guess it was very different from the book.

    2. As someone who hasn't read the book, I wouldn't know, but I found the movie to be bland and lacking AND predictable. Urgh. It's not worth watching a second time. Lol.

  12. I didn't like Thirteen Reasons Why either!! New follower on GFC :)

  13. I liked The Great Gatsby too! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm an old follower. :)

  14. Congrats AJ on being one of the Featured bloggers this week! Old follower.

  15. Congratulations on the feature, it's well deserved!

    Thanks for stopping by my FF, it was a pleasure to see you xx

    My FFF  - Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

  16. Congrats on being featured! I really enjoyed The Catcher in the Rye too. Thank you for stopping by. :)
    Old follower

  17. Hi! I'm a brand spanking new follower via Bloglovin'! :) I'm sad to read that Thirteen Reasons Why isn't that great; I've been curious about it for a while and will probably try it out anyway! I'll be cautious when reading it though! Happy reading!

  18. Congratulations on being featured!
    I haven't read any of the books you mentioned, but I hope to, someday. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  19. YAY for being a feature. Yeah I have been forced to read 8 years of college books and 4 high school books so I didn't count them when I was thinking. It has also been awhile LOL. I still can't get into the Great Gatsby, don't know why. We are

  20. I felt the same way when I read 13 Reasons Why! I didn't like that book and i was expecting a lot more from it! Followed!

    Link to FF:

  21. The last book in the Divergent series disappointed the crap out of me. And unfortunately I've read 3 other books lately that disappointed me too. I hate when that happens. Old follower.

    Shannon The Tale Temptress' FF

  22. Oh those school books. There were a couple I ended up liking but most of the time I didn't. I think it had more to do with the fact that I had to read them.

    old follower
    Worth Reading It?