Friday, March 8, 2013

Follow Friday - Agent 99 Was Played by Barbara Feldon

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 - Readiculously Peachy and Gone Bookserk.
  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 a book you didn’t like that all your friends raved about or what book did you love that wasn’t popular?

I rarely meet a book that I don't like, and usually when I do, it is because it is actually pretty awful. And most of the truly awful books I have read don't have a wide enough distribution for most people to have established an opinion on them. After all, most people have never read PureHeart (read review), Alternating Worlds, or Seven Wings and the Bleeding Twin Flowers (read review), and as a result most people have no opinion on those books one way or the other and thus have no way of knowing whether or not they share my distaste for them.

That said, there are a fair number of books that I like that many others do not. I tend to read a lot of older science fiction, and in some cases people look at those books with something of a jaundiced eye. I like Starship Troopers. Many science fiction fans do not. I like the Foundation books (read reviews). Many science fiction fans do not. I like the Lensman series (read reviews). Many science fiction fans do not. On the other hand, many science fiction fans love all of those books, so I am far from alone in my affection for them.

I guess this is more or less a long winded way of saying that I simply can't think of any books that I am alone in either hating or liking. It seems that the books I like are either too obscure for many people besides myself to have read, or even if I am in the minority in my like or dislike for a book, I am not alone in my preferences.

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  1. I haven't read any of those yet :-)

    Old follower.- This is my FF

  2. Hopping through. I always like your FF post because you read so many books that I've never heard of. Opens me up to lots of new things.
    My Hop

  3. I've not read any of these :)
    I'm a new follower, here's my FF at Rookie Romance

  4. @Lectus Read: I don't recommend any of the books that I listed as being "bad books". Maybe I should create an ongoing list on my blog titled The Hall of Shame and put all the worst books that I have read and reviewed on it.

  5. @Alison Can Read: I'd suggest avoiding all the books listed in the first paragraph, but the ones I talk about later are all pretty good.

  6. @Cerian Halford: With respect to some of the books referenced, I'd say you were lucky.

  7. Haven't read those yet! I will now :D
    Here is the link to my ff:

    - Your newest follower

  8. @Daisy H: I fear that many people who have read this post will now head off to find and read some of the truly awful books I mentioned.