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Friday, 9 August 2013

Friday Hop ~ Feature & Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop



If you don't like a book that you said you would review, do you graciously turn it down and explain why or do you struggle through it and hopefully come up with a half decent review?

Firstly if I've already said yes to reviewing the book then the least I can do is give it a try. If I'm still not getting into the book after awhile despite having tried I'd then email the Author/Publisher and explain to them why I'm just not getting the hang of said book. If the story (plot, characters, writing etc) was still good but I just personally didn't like it, I'd also offer the Author/Publisher a Spotlight with Excerpt post, if however the book was just plain terrible, then I'd offer up the reason as to why I didn't like it and leave it at that. 


Alison Can Read Feature & Follow


Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly feature hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

The Rules:-
  • You MUST follow BOTH hosts Rachel @ Parajunkee and Alison @ Alison Can Read
  • You MUST follow BOTH Featured Blogs of the week (linked below)
  • Do your own Feature & Follow Friday post answering the question of the week and link to it at the bottom of this post 
  • Follow and comment on other participants Feature & Follow Friday posts! 


This week's Featured Bloggers

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Q. Back to school. Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you’ll be teaching this semester.

These are the first six that came to mind but there's heaps more!!! Here's a list from Goodreads where people have voted on the books they think should be used for Literary English. 



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55 comments:

Charlotte said...

Ha! I've also picked The Hobbit for my English Lit Class. We're going to be the best of buds. <3

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Shane said...

Great selections. Thanks for sharing :)

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Silver's Reviews said...

Good answer to the Book Blogger Hop. I normally will give a book a shot, but if it is offensive, I will NOT continue. This happened to me with two books.

I normally read and review each book I have said I would unless it is of no interest or is offensive.

Don't read any books this weekend that you don't like. :)

Happy Hopping!!

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
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Michelle Perez said...

nice selection,visiting you back.
I followed you on Google+ and GFC

MeredithJ said...

I love the English class choices. Lord of the Flies is one of those books you never forget! Happy Friday!

Traci Horton said...

To Kill a Mockingbird and The Hobbit are favorites of mine. I had to read The Lord of the Flies in Sophomore English and it wasn't for me. Happy Friday!

Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

Liesel Hill said...

Great list! Love both The Hobbit and To Kill a Mockingbird. Haven't read all the others, but the Book Thief is on my list. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D Happy Friday!

Andrea said...

Thanks for stopping by my ​​​​Feature & Follow!

You picked some great books to teach to the kiddos! The Book Thief is definitely something I can get behind.



New follower!



​~​​Andrea @ ​Beauty but a Funny Girl

Kimberly Wheaton said...

I've never read The Book Thief and really want to. Love your choices!
Thanks for stopping by my FF.

Kimberly @ Once Upon a YA Book

Kathryn Powell said...

Definitely love your choice of The Book Thief and The Hobbit. The others look interesting.

Thanks for looking at my FF.

Kathryn from A Bibliotaph's Reviews

Ruth Curcuru said...

I do write negative reviews. http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com/2013/08/book-blogger-hop_9.html

Paperback Princess said...

Kimberly it's really a MUST read, I think anyway LOL and I'm sure a lot of people would agree with me. I'll go as far as saying it's a modern day classic :D

Amber Hodges said...

I have the potato peel book on my shelf, I just haven't gotten around to reading it! Love Lord of the flies! Great picks for your class!

Old bloglovin, new twitter follower!

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Amber @Paradise of Pages

Paperback Princess said...

Thanks Amber! The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society is not really in my usual genre but I really enjoyed it. It was nice piecing together and seeing what they all went through :) It was also so well written. Hope you get around to reading it soon. I also love your selection.

Paperback Princess said...

Hope you get the chance to read The Book Thief soon Liesel it really is a fantastic read.

Paperback Princess said...

Traci a lot of times when you have to read a book for school you don't enjoy it as much, but when you read it outside of school it becomes more appealing LOL I found this with Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta, I really enjoyed it when I re-read after school finished.

Paperback Princess said...

Totally agree with you Meredith, it's definitely one of those books you never forget. Thanks for visiting :D

Paperback Princess said...

Thanks Michie! I love your blog design, thanks for visiting and following back :D

Paperback Princess said...

Elizabeth what would you consider "offensive"?

Paperback Princess said...

Thanks Shane for stopping by!

Paperback Princess said...

Thanks Charlotte for visiting back! I love your selection too :) Great minds think alike ;) Following you via Google+

Paperback Princess said...

Thanks Andrea for visiting and following! Would love to see you at the Something Strange & Deadly Readalong, thanks for posting it up otherwise I wouldn't have known about it. Is it just on Susan Dennard's blog?

Paperback Princess said...

Thanks Kathryn from visiting right back, I see you also had The Book Thief in your list. I'm yet to read Matched but I loved Divergent.

Paperback Princess said...

Ruth loved your post, totally agree with you, I think that a negative review is ok if done in a respectful manner with constructive criticism.

Silver's Reviews said...

I read a book that was condescending to women and another about sex that was not done very tastefully. That would be offensive to me. :)

Lauren Berman said...

Lord of the Flies is one of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Marissa said...

Nice list! I haven't read any of these yet so it would be a great class :)
Thanks for stopping by my post.

Andrea said...

You're quite welcome!

I know Susan is posting hers on her blog, but there is also the Epic Reads Book Club, which you can find here: https://www.goodreads.com/user/sign_in?returnurl=%2Fgroup%2Fshow%2F68115-epic-reads-book-club

Alise said...

I really need to read Jellicoe Road and The Book Thief, I'm so behind. Thanks for stopping by Readers in Wonderland.

Cerian Halford said...

Great choices! I really liked The Hobbit, although I've not read the others :)
Thanks for stopping by my FF, I'm an old follower!

Istiningdyah Saptarini said...

i've seen many people choose Lord of the Flies for their class. Sounds like a good book.
Thanks for stopping by my blog
new Twitter and rss follower :)

Marilyn said...

I remember reading To Kill a Mocking Bird when I was in high school. I can even recall seeing the film. Good choice!

Thanks for stopping by my FF :)

Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

Captain Bec said...

I am ashamed to say I have read none of those books... I will though! They're on my list. In fact The Book Thief is on the shelf next to me at this very moment.


Old follower on Feedly. Also now following via GFC :)

Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Ob said...

Great Picks! I had To Kill a Mockingbird too. I have heard so much about The Book Theif but haven't read it yet. Thanks for stopping by my FF.

Jaclyn Canada said...

I love The Hobbit and I didn't even list it! Love your choices. Thank you so much for stopping by my FF. Old follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

Brittany S said...

Great choices for your class! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am an old bloglovin follower :)

Brittany @ Spare Time book blog

Amy Logg said...

Yay, you have a Melina Marchetta book on your list too! She's such an amazing writer and her books were really popular when I was in high school. We all actually enjoyed reading them. We also read To Kill A Mocking Bird too. Some great choices there : )

Paperback Princess said...

I'm looking forward to participating. I've subscribed to Susan's blog via Newsletter so I don't miss out on the timetable etc of the Read-along.

Paperback Princess said...

OIC, thanks for defining, I wasn't quite sure what kind of "offensive" but now I understand what you meant :D

Paperback Princess said...

Amy are you in Australia? Which of Melina Marchetta's books did you read in HS? We read Looking for Alibrandi but I didn't love Marchetta's writing till after school, I didn't like Looking for Alibrandi till after school too LOL probably because it was a required reading, when I read for leisure it was different LOL

Paperback Princess said...

Thanks for stopping right back Brittany, much appreciated :D

Paperback Princess said...

Jaclyn I do that heaps, I would forget books and won't remember till I see it on someone else's list and I think, how the hell did I forget that one???


Thanks for stopping by and following!

Paperback Princess said...

Chelsea The Book Thief is a MUST read! Regarding To Kill A Mockingbird…great minds think alike ;)

Paperback Princess said...

Bec don't worry I've got so many books that are in my TBR shelf that I haven't read yet, there are so many series that EVERY blogger has read and I still haven't read.


I use Feedly too, have you tried Blog Lovin?

Paperback Princess said...

Thanks for visiting back Marilyn ;)

Paperback Princess said...

Thanks for stopping by, I don't know how to explain Lord of the Flies, but it's one of those books that you just must read at least once in your life.


Visited your Feature & Follow Friday post and following your right back :D

Paperback Princess said...

Cerian I wanted to re-read The Hobbit before I see the movie, I still haven't seen it because of this LOL


Thanks for the follow and stopping right back!

Paperback Princess said...

Thanks Alise for stopping right back! Don't worry your not the only one behind on their personal reading LOL

Paperback Princess said...

Thanks for stopping right back Marissa :D

Paperback Princess said...

Thanks Lauren for visiting right back :D

Captain Bec said...

I just made an account the other day, but haven't had time to play around with it and figure it all out yet.

Amy Logg said...

Yes I'm from Australia! We read Looking For Alibrandi in Yr 8, and compared to all the other books we were reading (mainly Shakespeare) I enjoyed it. But I think my favourite of hers was Saving Francesca, but that was just one I read myself not for school. Your right that anytime you had to read a book for homework it made it less enjoyable, so that's probably why I liked Saving Francesca more lol :)

Istiningdyah Saptarini said...

I think I'll add Lord of the Flies to my TBR list.
hahaha thank you :)

Paperback Princess said...

Amy have you read On Jellicoe Road?

Amy Logg said...

No not yet, but I want to soon. I also want to check out her fantasy novel Finnikin of the Rock, have you read that one?

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