Jun 22, 2012

Friday Hops

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This week's question is: If you could “unread” a book, which one would it be? Is it because you want to start over and experience it again for the first time? Or because it was THAT bad?

MY ANSWER: Hmm...one book I remember reading way back in the beginning that I just did not enjoy was The Turning by Jennifer Armintrout.

Perhaps I read this when I was too "young". I just didn't like it. There was too much sex and the f-word was used a lot. It's been so long since I read it, I just remember not enjoying it at all.

Another book I think I would have liked to unread is the Twilight Saga. Looking back on it now, I just didn't really care for it. You know how it is when you being to over analyze something. Well, when I over analyze that series, I come up not liking it at all.

The movies may have had a little part in that, but really when I do go back over it, it just comes up as something where I go, "What was I thinking?"

TGIF is a weekly feature created and hosted by GReads! that re-caps the week’s posts and has different question each week.

This week's question is: Authors Are Our Celebrities: Have you ever contacted an author you admired? How did that experience go?  If not, which author would you love to have a chat with? 

MY ANSWER: Oh I love this! I do say that authors are my celebs! It's part of the reason that I bought the shirt that says authors are my rock stars. Close enough!
I have contacted authors! I think the first one I ever contacted was...you might have guessed, or not...Maria V. Snyder!
I was super excited about her books and this was when I wasn't overwhelmed with reads, so I contacted her, saying that I looooved her books and was an aspiring writer myself!
Then later on, I had to write a paper--my topic was about writing and me wanting to make it a career. I had to have 2 interviews among my resources, so I contacted Maria with a bunch of questions. I didn't use all of them for the paper, but I wanted the answers all the same!

And Maria was kind enough to answer all of them! Can't remember what I got on the paper, but doesn't matter! I got to talk to an author as "homework" or research really since it was a college paper! :D


  1. Oh wow, what a great author to answer your questions for your assignment. That's cool.

    I think I only liked Twilight because it was the first book I read before I started getting obssesed with books. So any book was awesome to me.

  2. I have never heard of The Turning. Sorry those didn't work out for you. Your author answer is awesome. I bet that was the best HW you ever had:)

  3. Stopping by from the follow Friday hop, have a great Friday and an amazing weekend!
    Here is my FF:
    The diary of a book addict

  4. I loved Twilight up until BD which I am not sure what happened there. Didn't care for it as much.

    Old Follower
    My FF

  5. Lol loved your author post !! I havent read any of Maria's book, maybe I need to give them a go !

  6. I think all the sensationalizing and hype around the Twilight saga turned me off ... I just couldn't get excited about something that everyone and their dog was raving about. I'm still going to read the saga, though, to see for myself. I don't know about the movies though.

  7. Is this the same Jennifer Armentrout that we know today? Obsidian and Onyx and Pure JLA?

    Agreed on Twilight :)

    Here's my Friday Follow .

  8. Hi Jessica, Congrats on over 900 followers :D
    Just hopping through and new follower through GFC.
    PS: I love your blog header :D

  9. Hey Jessica, I've had that Armintrout book on my shelf for years and still never bothered to pick it up either. I like your Author Interview answer though, that's so cool of her!
    Thanks for stopping by MY FF!
    Congrats on the big 900!!! :)

  10. I almost choose the twilight saga, but I'm happy for having read it despite it wasn't for me lol. Like that when everyone speaks about it, I can tell my opinion.

  11. Great choices! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Old follower :)
    World of Books

  12. I think that's incredible that she let you interview her for a paper! That sounds like the best assignment ever and I bet you still remember all the info you received from her!

    Check out my Author moment here!

  13. I couldn't stop rolling my eyes while reading Breaking Dawn. Haha! Congrats on getting past 900! :)

    Old follower. :)

  14. Yep, I'd like to unread Twilight and burn it out of my brain for good. Blah.

    And I adore Maria V. Snyder! Love her and love her books!

    old follower

    My FF

  15. I love your experience with Maria! It's always exciting for me when people get to interact with authors they really love, and it sounds like your experience was just AMAZING.

  16. Great post!! I agree about The Twilight series..I would probably want to unread it now!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!! Have an awesome weekend :D

  17. Just hopping through and following you back! Thanks for following me!!

  18. I actually really enjoyed the Blood Ties series. It gets better, I'll tell you that. I actually was disappointed she didn't do a spin off series with one of the characters..I can see what you mean about the sec and f-words.. especially if you were too young.

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  19. I would totally un-read Twilight to experience it again! Haha!
    Thanks for stopping by, hun! :)

  20. Hopping through. I still love the Twilight series, even though I agree with a lot of the criticisms. I overanalyze it tons but I'm still a mega fan. It kinda puzzles me.
    My Hop

  21. New follower via GFC, just hopping through! If you'd like to follow back you can find my FF Here
    Have a great weekend!
    Chrystina @BookLiaison

  22. I really feel the same exact way about the Twilight series. Although it was the series that really brought me into the paranormal series. Thanks for stopping by our FF.

  23. Aw, too bad you didn't enjoy "The Turning", that one has been on my wishlist for years now. The covers awesome though.

    -- Newish follower! Formerly known as Jessica Rabbit and now known as The Bookworm Daily. ;)

  24. Hi, love the blog! I followed on GFC and Linky. I would love it if you could check out my blog: http://readingunderthewillowtree.blogspot.co.uk/


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