It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
- Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
- Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - Shiloh Walker and Cherie Reads.
- Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
- Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
- Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
- If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
- If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
- If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
Crappy books. I don't mean any particular genre or any particular style of book. Every genre I have read has its share of good books, and yes, that even includes the romance genre. When I say crappy books I mean crappy books. I mean books that have ridiculously stupid plots, horribly cardboard characters with names like "Brick" or "Steel", and really awful writing. And it isn't a case of me picking up a book and not realizing it will be terrible before I read it and discovering that it is awful while reading it. Sometimes I just like reading a really putrid book.
I have a couple of theories that may explain why I enjoy these books. One possibility is tied to the fact that I review almost every book I read. When I am reading a lousy book, it is fun to map out in my head how I will write my review. In many ways, writing a review lambasting a really awful book makes reading the book worthwhile. Another possibility is that by reading really crappy books once in a while, it makes the other books I read seem that much better. reading junk places the better books into context and highlights their excellence. If one reads only the top range of books, then one runs the risk of having a skewed sense of scale where you consider books that are still among the best available to be quite poor, because you haven't read any truly poor books. That's kind of a weak reason, because I'm pretty sure I'd know what a poor book was like without reading them.
The real reason is almost certainly this: I just like crappy books sometimes. I know people who like to watch awful movies. I like to read lousy books. Not all the time, but once in a while, it is fun to take a really rancid book and read through its fetid pages.
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