Friday, April 6, 2012

It's Friday! #14

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read.

Today’s Question: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?

Nope. I don’t generally buy books based on a single review anyway, good or bad. If a negative review intrigued me enough to make me want to read the book, I’d probably check it out from the library first.

TGIF is hosted by Ginger at GReads!

Book Series Finales: Which book, from any series, has been your favorite ending? What about your least favorite ending?

Hmm... favorite is hard. There are lots of series that had endings that I loved. I was really happy with how Harry Potter ended, cheesy epilogue and all. And Holly Black’s Modern Faerie Tales series in particular has some of my favorite ending lines ever. They’re just so sweet and simple and perfect.

As for least favorite, the first thing that pops into my mind is The Guardians of Time Trilogy by Marianne Curley. I loved the series as a whole, but I remember HATING how the last book ended. I read it many many years ago and I don’t remember why I didn’t like it, but my brother and I both felt the same way.

Happy Friday, everyone! Let me know if you’re a new follower and I’ll come follow you!

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  1. Haven't read the Holly Black series yet, but it's on my list! And I loved how HP ended, too! :)

  2. I totally loved the HP ending, and pretty much hated the ending of Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeous Trilogy. New follower :)
    MY FF is here

  3. Hi there :) just hopping through. Great response, if a book intrigues me then I will give it a go.

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

  4. Loved Harry Potter's ending as well! Great answers.

  5. DUDE!! I sooo forgot about that trilogy by Marianne!! While I did love the books, I do remember be devastated by the ending! I was like really!? Didn't know other people read her since her books are pretty old.

    OOoh did you hear she's finally having a new release?! I believe it comes out in October, its Hidden, or The Hidden...can't remember just now!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  6. New follower via GFC under the name "Jenny Reyes"!

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  7. I agree with the Harry Potter series ending - excellent! I haven't read any of the others though.

  8. I loved the last Harry Potter book, although the final chapter (the after) I didn't care for at all...

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  9. I'm an old follower.

    I read whatever I want whether it gets bad or good reviews.

    Have a great weekend!

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  10. I need to read some of Holly Black's work soon. I also enjoyed the end of Harry Potter though, yes, the epilogue was full of cheese. I have gotten books from the library if there is an influx of bad reviews...don't want to waste money on a book I may not enjoy.

    Old follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  11. yep, I'm with you. I go with my gut most times, bad review or not:) New follower:)

    My F&F

  12. HP was amazing. always will be. I've never read any of Holly Black's books, I'm not so keen on Faerie tales but I guess it wouldn't hurt to try. new follower :)

  13. I chose Harry Potter as well! Just, you now, not including the epilogue :P. I blame that on years of fandom involvement, haha. I've not read any of Holly Black's books before - I really should, especially since she's been so well recced by a lot of my friends.

    New follower here!

    My TGIF/F&F @ YA Books

  14. Great point about the library, I really need to utilize my local library more.

    Thanks for stopping by! Following you back.

  15. I check them out from the library if they have negative reviews too. :)
    New follower.
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  16. I am actually really embarrassed to say this, but I have never read The Harry Potter series. I can only imagine that the ending is perfect!

  17. Oooh, you're reading the Hunt right now! How is it? Sorry, I just saw it in your sidebar and even though I planned to say something about the actual post, I am now officially distracted by the cover LOL

    Patricia // My FF

  18. Hi Andie - thanks for the comment and follow at my blog. Following you back! :) xxx

  19. That's smart. But in the netherlands the libraries don't have the books I want to read. So even if the reviews are bad and I think it is a good book I buy it. And sometimes the book is really bad.


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  20. I follow you back! :D

    @Mariska, I have the same problem as you. I'm also Dutch and I hate that our libraries don't provide the books I like..

  21. Great answer, I totally agree with it :D New follower via GFC! Thanks for stopping by my #FF and following :D

  22. New follower from Feature & Follow, pleased to meet you! It's my first week signed up, I'd love it if you came by to visit :) Link to my FF post.

  23. That is interesting I had the opposite answer. LOL!


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