Friday, 16 September 2011

Friday Hop Deux






This is something I really struggle with: how to sum myself up without seeming big-headed. So, to overcome this, I usually list some interests and try to say them in a quirky way that will make people not feel bored after reading. I try to be funny too, but I can never laugh at my own jokes so I don't know. As a new book blogger, there's nothing I can say too intersting about a book blogging profile. I tend to re-use my twitter profile for a lot of things because it means that I'm being concise and I tend to ramble on. If I'm allowed more words, I use my twitter one and then add anything else I thing might be of interest or relevance.

Have you ever come across a book you were so stoked to read, but it failed miserably in your eyes?

I'm normally quite a careful reader so I won't read something that I haven't heard or read something about and, if I haven't read something, it usually because I think I'm bound to like it. I'll try and think of a few examples though.
-Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I remember reading this straight after Catching fire and I could just tell the books were absurdly different. When I finished the book, I was shocked. Collins always, to me, seemed to write in a "There is hope" kind of way, but this last book felt like she gave up. And it was sad, like she purposely waited to destory everything we cared about. I spent a day afterwards with a constipated look on my face as if I couldn't believe I actually read what I did.
-Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. I am not a fan of paranormal romance anyway, but the hype about the book, and the film not being too terrible meant I thought I'd break from the norm and try it. I'd heard a lot about how people really liked this book either in conversation or in newspapers (this was before I discovered book blogging) so I expected it to be really good. Instead I had more things I dislike in a book than I ever expected. Instant love, really attractive protagonists and 'woe is me, I'm a teenager' issues. I'm being mean, and it isn't all bad, I'm just focusing on that. Edward and Bella were interesting, and I really liked the Cullen family themselves, but overall it wasn't a book for me and I was disappointed.
-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I'd get a lot of hate for saying this, but when ever I re-read Harry Potter, this book seems to irrelevant to teh series as a whole except for some emotional trauma that I don't always want to read it. I enjoy it because I love J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter universe, but it still strikes me as alike a detour from the original story.

Q. It's that pesky magic book fairy again! She has another wish: What imaginary book world would you like to make a reality?

Contary to what I just wrote above, I think Harry Potter being real would be neat and I would choose that, but since a lot of people will also say that, I'll choose something else. I have two choices.
1. I'd be realy boring and just go back in time into Austen's books. It's nice that no-one really dies (and if so they are not horrible deaths) and I'm bound to get a happy ending with a great partner perfectly suited to me. Also, I'd love to try out my civilities and speak in those grandeur ways. Just imagine:
Me: Good Evening, Mrs Darcy.
Elizabeth: Good evening, sir. My I beg the pleasure of your name?
Me: You may indeed, my fair lady. Yet, I am tortured that I do not wish to say my name for fear of identity theft via the internet and this imaginary discourse must cease.
I actually love the way they used to speak- or at least how I think they spoke in my head.
2. The other world would be the world of The Belgariad by David Eddings because I love the books and the fact that anyone could potentially learn magic just makes my pulse race. He mystic quality of that world just mesmerises me and I would give almost anything to go into that world and meet the characters from the books and experience fully their charms and habits.

The End! Quite a good set of friday Memes, I think. Took a while to write but I wouldn't have noticed since it was all quite enjoyable. If you comment (following being but the cherry on the sundae) I will swear to look at your blog and your posts. I can never promise to follow, but I will always give someone the time of they day if they at least pretend to give me their's.

9 comments:

  1. Great Anwser. New Follower. =]
    Here is my FF this week. =]http://thebookshelfreview.blogspot.com/2011/09/follow-friday1.html

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  2. New follower. I love your answer. I really like Jane Austen books, most of them. Yet you had some interesting answers. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love.

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  3. Hi, I'm Izzy and I'm stopping by for Follow Friday. I almost chose Harry Potter but like you, I didn't want to have the same answer as a billion other people. I've never heard of the second book you mentioned, but speaking in the grand way of Jane Austen's time would certainly be quite fun.

    Izzy @ My Words Ate Me

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE your answers!

    Here's our FF

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  5. My answer for book disappointment was Mockingjay also. That book crushed my little reading heart. The first two books were filled with so much symbolism and I really expected it all to mean something and it all got tossed out the window for .....I just don't even know what. It felt like a different author, different series, different world.
    See? I'm still not over it.
    Love your Jane Austen answer. :-) I can totally see you in that world.

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  6. Well, if you've written a profile that says what it needs to and in an interesting way to boot, why not use it everywhere, right? Glad to have found you via the Hop!

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  7. New follower via book blog hop hoping you will follow us back at http://www.beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com thks in advance xx

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  8. Well I havent read those you mentioned above except for the twilight books. Loved it before the hype but now Im actually considering of getting rid of those books. I hate Bella (movie).

    As for my world - Id love to see VA and Middle earth! New follower here and happy friday ;)

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