Thursday, April 10, 2014

Feature & Follow Friday







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This week a question.

Tell us about a book that you didn’t like and why we shouldn’t read it (as nicely and respectfully as possible)

Ok, I admit it. I didn't like The Hunger Games.

*hides*

Truth be told, it depressed the ever-living daylights out of me. I had trouble sleeping I was so upset over it. I forced myself to get through the first one, but chickened out on the other two. I ended up reading the synopsis for both though because I wanted to know what happened. And just reading that still depressed me. 

Now don't get me wrong, I think it's written incredibly well and that Suzanne Collins is full of amazing creativity. And technically she wrote something that truly affected me. That's pretty darn powerful. But I just couldn't get through it. I love a good dystopian, and yes I know there will be death and destruction...duh. But this one just brought me down way too much. 




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  1. I hesitated a long time in reading it. And I didn't let me kids read it until I had. I mean kids killing kids because the government made them? The premise of the books are hard to take. That said I loved them and let my kids read them and they loved them. But I can certainly see how they aren't for everyone.
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    1. I would let my kiddos read the series. I think it's fascinating for sure. But, ugh Rue. I just couldn't get over Rue ;)

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  2. I really liked the Hunger Games myself... but I do know what you mean about not wanting to read a book that depresses you. This is why I avoid John Green's books. I don't want to cry and think of terrible things!

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    1. Oh John Green. Yup, his books kill me. I have to read them sparingly ;) They are also just outstanding. But so heartbreaking.

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  3. I really enjoyed them, myself, but I can see what you mean. If a book leaves you shaken, it's a big deal.

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    1. Like I said, technically I consider it an amazing series because it disturbed me THAT much. Says a lot about a writer than can get that kind of reaction ;)

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  4. Hopping through. I really enjoyed Hunger Games but I'm not super obsessed with it like a lot of people are.
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    1. Always nice to see you hop through!

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  5. Hmm that's interesting. I loved the first Hunger Games book but found to like book 2 and book 3 even less, so I can see how you didn't like this. It WAS a depressing series. That ending though was the worst, yet also the best, bravest and most logical. Still it was pretty depressing...

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    1. Exactly ;) Funny how you can love/hate something so much all at once.

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  6. Bummer that you didn't like it, but I hear where you're coming from. I'm all on-board for a bloody dystopian, myself, though. ;)

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    1. Haha. Go figure, I loved Divergent! I honestly think Rue just hurt too much. I couldn't get passed it.

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  7. That's a bummer. The concept never really interested me enough to want to pick them up. So definitely not going to rush to change that decision.

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    1. It's technically a fascinating book, but it just upset me too much ;)

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  8. I see where you're coming from, the whole concept of the book is incredibly out there. I personally love it, but I can see why it's not for everybody =) Hopping through, have a great weekend!

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  9. I loved these ones, but can understand how they may have put you off. Someday you should try again. :)
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    1. You know, I probably will. Eventually my kiddos will want to read it, so I'll probably read along with them ;) For now they're more Dork Diaries and Harry Potter, which is much easier on me lol.

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  10. I totally get why you wouldn't like The Hunger Games! I cried several times through out that series, but I really loved it!

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    1. Yeah, it was just so hard. So many emotions. I still get depressed just thinking about it lol ;)

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  11. Hi there! I put off Hunger games forever. I mean kids killing each other. Not to fun but now it's a favorite. Always remember different strokes for different folks. Lol. New bloglovin and GFC follower
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    1. Oh I agree. It's a fascinating story and so well written. Hey, it stirred up a ton of emotions. Says a lot when a book does that ;)

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  12. You did not just say that!
    Just joking, I get what you mean! I personally loved the Hunger Games trilogy, but yeah, all the deaths did make me sad.

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  13. I love Hunger Games but I agree, it was a bummer at times (Finnick hit me hard!).
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