Friday, June 7, 2013

Follow Friday - J.R.R. Tolkien Coined the Word "Eleventy"

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 - Rainy Day Reads and Read. Sleep. Repeat..
  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 broken up with a series? If so which one and why?

There are a number of series that I have stopped reading after a while, but most of those were the result of merely drifting away. For most series that I wandered away from, I haven't "broken up" with them, I have merely gotten distracted. But one series that I dropped like a hot rock and won't go back to again unless it is to read them out of spite is Louise Cooper's Indigo series.

Featuring a childish, petulant, obnoxious, and entirely inert main character named Indigo who is being punished for releasing a horde of demons upon the world by being handed immortality and silver hair, the books are lifeless and dull and I would not have read through the first four had they not been the only reading material I had while on a Trans-Atlantic flight. I followed the series through those four books watching as Indigo tediously plodded through her assigned quest to save the world. Except Indigo actually didn't do much of anything other than whining and watching other people defeat the demons she is supposed to stop, and for me the experience was like walking through knee deep mud. I ground through to the end of the books I had, and never had the inclination to read the following three.

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  1. Hey just hopping around. Glad to read your choices it'll make me think twice about the series you chose.

    Old follower via gfc

    Libertad @

    1. @Guinevere & Libertad Tomas: That's one of the reasons I review books - so people will know which ones I thought were worth reading and which ones I didn't, and by explaining how I came to that conclusion, I hope that they will be evaluate for themselves whether to follow my recommendations or not.