Book Blogger Hop: July 20-26

Book Blogger Hop

This week’s question:

What’s the ONE super-hyped book you’ll NEVER read?

I don’t like saying I’ll never read a book because that is what I thought about Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, which is turning out to be my most favorite series so far, and Fallen by Lauren Kate. But I think the one super-hyped book I’ll never read – and I know I might get a few ‘boos’ from my audience because of this – is Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I’m just not captured by Meyer’s concepts of romance, not even with her latest novel, The Host.

                     

How about you? What is the one super-hyped book you’ll never read?

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8 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: July 20-26

  1. suzy39 says:

    Hi -I liked your answer. Mine, perhaps sounding a little predictable by now seeing as many are saying the same, is Fifty Shades of Grey. I honestly can’t think of anything else that would be an absolute no. Why fifty shades? Because erotica is not my thing, along with the fact that the reviews do state it’s not particularly well written, so that’s an automatic put off. Wolf Hall was rather hyped and I got it because of the genre and I love the Tudors -however, it’s proving to be a mountain to climb and its very long and rather tedious and slow in places. I probably wouldn’t bother with it now but it is undoubtedly well written. Enjoyed your blog and am folowing. Thanks.

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  2. Jenna says:

    That was my answer too- I am just not into the whole Twilight Saga… I watched a few minutes of the movie and read enough reviews & excerpts to know I would loathe that book/series.

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  3. Michelle Proulx says:

    I don’t think I’ll ever read 50 Shades of Grey. I’m sure it’s a decent enough story, it just … I don’t know. Turning a fanfiction into a bestseller just feels like cheating. I guess I’m kind of jealous of her, because I’ve written a fairly popular fanfiction myself, but I know that it will never get published and make me millions of dollars. Does that make me shallow? Lol.

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    • suzy39 says:

      Hi Michelle. No it doesn’t make you shallow. It’s good for her that Fifty Shades is in the money but apparently that’s all it’s in. It’ll never be given any literary merit and isn’t that what we writers also strive for? If we make money in the process all the better. Anyway, why won’t yours get published? What about self publishing? Get it critiqued if you like but why don’t you aim to publish? You might be surprised.

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      • Michelle Proulx says:

        Oh, I am self-publishing an original novel right now! No worries on that front 🙂 It’s actually going really well, I’m getting a professional Editorial Evaluation done right now.

        What I meant to say was that I could never publish a *fanfiction* like 50 Shades of Grey — have you heard that story? The author originally wrote the book as a Twilight fanfiction, then changed some plot elements, changed the characters names, and then got picked up by a publishing house. I just have a problem with people making money off of content that isn’t their own, which is essentially what E.L. James did (except, like I said, she changed the character names).

        But thanks for the encouragement 🙂 And you’re right, literary merit is more important than making money, although I definitely wouldn’t say no to a few extra thousands in my bank account, lol.

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      • suzy39 says:

        Hi – I only recently learnt that story re E.L.James and Fifty Shades. Can’t believe she got away with it. Glad to hear you’re about to publish -best of luck with it.

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  4. ketch1714 says:

    @ Michelle, @Suzy – Who wouldn’t want a little extra thousand in their bank account? LOL. I agree with you both. I write because I love it. Now, I not saying I wouldn’t love it if A DAUGHTER OF ISIS made some money when it finally gets published, but I care more that people actually enjoy my work.

    As for 50 SHADES OF GREY, it sounds like another book series I would never read as well. 🙂

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  5. Dee says:

    @ketch – I’m following you on twitter! Thanks for the email follow 🙂
    I’m so kicked to meet a writer – best of luck with the self-publishing, and I’m sure you can count on all of us bloggers for publicity, reviews and promos when you are ready.

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