Friday, March 16, 2012

Follow Friday - If You Drop a Deck of Cards You Can Play Fifty-Two Pick-Up

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 two Featured Bloggers of the week - Reading with ABC and The Fairytale Nerd.
  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: What is the best book you’ve read in the last month? What is the worst book you’ve read in the last month?

The best book I have read in the last month (with apologies to Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games) was The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein (read review), a collection of short works by Heinlein. If all it had included was "-All You Zombies" and The Man Who Traveled in Elephants, it would have topped the list, but once you add stories like The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag and "-They", it really is no contest.

The worst book I have read in the last month is Roger Bagg's Expedition Beyond: The Anderson Theory (read review) a fairly uninspired mash-up of Jules Verne and Michael Crichton with some horribly awful science and a padded out story.

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  1. Wow - you liked it better than The HUnger Games - that's high praise indeed :-)

  2. The best book I have read in the last month. I am assuming Feb 16th to March 16th would be Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, I was expecting your average 3 star book with your typical love triangle and an annoying heroine but this book was anything but average, the whole cast of characters were wonderful to read about, and definitely intriguing, the writing was descriptive and really had me feeling like I was in Victorian London and the world of Shadow Hunters is a place I definitely want visit.

    The worst book in the past month would be Pariah, issue #3 by Aron Warner. The main character was completely unlikable and arrogant.

  3. Hey there. Happy Friday! Old follower.
    There's NOTHING worse than bad (as in not well thought through) science. I feel ya!

  4. *wonders whether she would know bad science in a book if she saw it*

    Happy Friday! (old follower)

  5. @Tanya Patrice: Yes it is, because I really liked The Hunger Games and its two sequels.

  6. @Sandy: Clockwork Angel sounds like a really good book. That you for tipping me off about it!

  7. @_yay_: I have a generally high tolerance for books with weird science - if you read any pre-Golden Age science fiction you will find some pretty silly science - but I can't stand stories where the author gets basic science wrong and build their science fiction on that foundation.

  8. @Susan Francino: For the most part, most science fiction really only requires that you be interested in science and have a grasp of the fundamentals that a reasonably capable high school student would have.

  9. Thanks for stopping by Aaron!