Friday, April 3, 2015

Follow Friday - Philip the Arab was Born in 204 A.D.

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:
  1. 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.
  2. Follow the Featured Bloggers of the week - Worth Reading It and Haunted Bookshelf.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. 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.
  5. 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".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: Have you ever read a book you thought you'd hate but loved? Or vice versa?

This issue doesn't come up for me all that often. I don't know why specifically, but I'm generally a fairly good judge of whether a book will be good or bad before I read it. This may be because I can find something to like in most books - it is fairly rare that I simply can't stand a book. I am surprised on occasion, but this is fairly rare.

However, there have been a few books that turned out to be better than I thought they would be when I decided to read them. When I picked up The Annotated Dragonlance Chronicles, for example, I did not expect much out of the book, as in my experience, most licensed fiction is somewhat lacking. Although I didn't love the series, it was a reasonably serviceable fantasy story that was an enjoyable read. Even though you could hear the dice clattering every time the characters did anything, The Dragonlance Chronicles had decent characters, a pretty good plot, and a world that melded the tropes of Dungeons & Dragons into its fabric in about as functional a manner as one could expect.

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  1. I liked the Dragonlance series as well! Good pick there. Old follower.

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress' FF

    1. @Shannon R: Thus far, I've only read the Annotated Chronicles hardbound compilation and one of the Villains series, and they have all been fairly decent. I might read more at some point.

  2. Nice to meet ya! :) I can't say I've had any recurring dreams - which I guess is nice, as most people seem to be talking about recurring nightmares today, which sounds awful :(

    Bloglovin follower :)

    1. @Lips Lit: I don't have any recurring dreams. In fact, I rarely actually dream when I sleep. The "dreaming" referred to in the title of the blog could probably be best classified as daydreaming or fantasizing.