Friday, April 5, 2013

Book Blog Hop and Follow Friday (4-5-13)

Happy Friday everyone! I hope that you had a wonderful Easter however it was spent and that there is some sunshine wherever you might be! We finally got some sunshine here in Pittsburgh and it's making me so happy! I just want to grab my book and go sit outside ... it's still 36 degrees, or else I would definitely do it! Well, let's get onto the Friday fun ...

What book have you've been meaning to read forever AND you finally did?

I feel like a better question is "How many books have you had forever and still have no plans in the foreseeable future to getting around to reading?" Haha ... For me, I would have to say Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. I finally got around to it last year after it lingered in my TBR pile forever! 

Parajunkee asks:

Have you ever read a book that you thought you would hate? Did you end up hating it? Did you end up loving it? Or would you never do that?

There are actually quite a few books that I thought I would hate but ended up really enjoying. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern were both books that I didn't think that I would enjoy, but after reading reviews from some bloggers, I decided to give them a try. I find myself trying more books that I think I won't like because a blogger that I trust reviews it and loves it .... another one of the many benefits of blogging!

So, what book did you finally get around to? Have you ever read a book and liked it after thinking that you wouldn't? Let me know and have a great weekend!


  1. Hello Fellow FFer!
    I'm curious - was there something in particular that made you think you wouldn't like those two books?

  2. I have had Major Pettigrew on my shelf for at least two years. I should read it. :)

    Happy Hopping!!

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  3. Checked out your review on your "Finally Read" and was glad to see you enjoyed it... maybe not a 5 but not a bust either!

    I've never read the two you ended up enjoying, but I've been wanting to read The Night Circus.

  4. I read a book for book club last year that I thought I would really hate but I was shocked. It was good and I am still thinking about it.