It’s been a while, but I’m taking part in the Hop again. Hi there! If you’re visiting from the Hop. Welcome!
The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy For Books, and it’s a weekend-long excuse to go cruise around the blogs of other bibliophiles. It’s nifty, and I like to participate every so often.
Every week there is a question. This week, it is:
“What very popular and hyped book in the blogosphere did you NOT enjoy and how did you feel about posting your review?”
Weeeellll, I can’t think of a popular, super hyped book that I’ve read and not enjoyed since I’ve been blogging. This might be because my gut reaction to anything that’s crazy popular and over hyped is to avoid it like the plague (it took me ages to read Harry Potter after its popularity reached critical mass, for example).
The closest example I can think of is the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, which I’m in the middle of reading. It’s hugely popular with the paranormal romance crowd, and I’m beginning to understand just how rabid and slightly frightening the fans can be. I enjoy the books, but I honestly don’t understand the rabid fandom and the hype that seems to surround the series. It’s an entertaining series, yes, but not omg mindblowing entertainment. At least not to me. 😉
Put away your pitchforks, fan girls.
As for reviewing… this doesn’t apply directly to the question, but if I can’t stand a book so much that I can’t finish it, I probably won’t mention it here, unless I’m in a post where I feel comfortable kvetching (for example, later on in this month-long meme I’ve got going). If I finished the book and wasn’t impressed by it, I have, and will, explain why in my review.