Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hop and Follow

Book Blogger Hop
Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy for Books

This week's question:Spread the word about contests across the blogosphere
Check out Lena's giveaway at Addicted 2 Novels. Enter for a chance to win Haunting Violet, The Near Witch, or Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee
This week's question: 
Let's step away from besties...What is the worst book that you've ever read and actually finished?

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Just to clarify: The reasons for me ranking this as the worst book I've read have nothing to do with the writing. In fact, I would say that it was well written. I just didn't care for the way it finished.  It is a purely personal preference, and if you like contemporary books I would recommend giving him a shot. 


  1. I remember liking this book way back when but for the life of me I can't remember the ending:) If it's what I think it might be I can see why you didn't like it! Have a wonderful weekend. Following! Shari (My Neurotic Book Affair)

  2. The only contests I enter are those held on GoodReads. Come see why.

  3. I love The last Song and Dear John is still sitting on my bookshelf, unread. I lent it to my friends and they said it was nice. I'm still putting off the reading.

    Have a nice weekend!


  4. Hi & Happy Friday!

    I haven't read this one - a good thing ;)

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend..

  5. I was never much of a Nicholas Sparks fan myself. I'm too far into the supernatural to go back to "ordinary" books.

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!!

    Old Follower :)

  6. I don't think Nicholas Sparks is my kind of author haha. Didn't they do a movie on this book too?

    I'm a new follower by the way! If you have a chance, stop by and see my FF post for this week at the link below :) Have a great weekend!

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  7. I'm visiting from the hop. I use to like Nicholas Sparks, but I haven't read Dear John. Happy reading!

  8. Hi,

    I'm a new follower just hopping by to say hello.

    From the Shadows I Review

  9. I salute all the brave souls that soldier on to finish a bad book. I could never do that. I never have and I can’t imagine I ever will.

    This week’s Follow Friday question is an excellent companion to last week’s Book Blogger Hop question.

    Follow me back to my blog and read all about why I hardly ever start a bad book let alone finish one –

    Read both my Book Blogger Hop post last week and my Follow Friday post this week and you’ll get the bigger picture of how my mind works. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! [grin]

    Thank G-d It’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  10. Old follower stopping by.

    I enjoyed reading Dear John, but the movie was awful.

    Reader's Refuge

  11. Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from Feature & Follow My Book Blog Friday. Would love a visit and a follow back on my blog: Thanks! Nice to meet you!

  12. I've read Nicholas Sparks (but not Dear John). His writing is decent, but his stories seem a bit conventional. Sorry you had a bad ending experience with Dear John.

  13. Hopping through. I'm not a huge Nicholas Sparks fan. Too cardboard for me.
    My Hop

  14. Oh wow. I am so surprise by your choice in the not so good book for you! I absolutely love Nicholas Sparks. As you said, his writing is great. I don't know why I love him so much. Other than his writing being so good.

    I'm now a follower =) Hope to see you around!


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