Friday, August 19, 2011

Hoppy TGIF!

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Book Blogger Hop
This week's book blogger hop question is:

“What’s the LONGEST book you’ve ever read?” 

Off the top of my head, I think it's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. According to goodreads it's 870 pages.  It's funny because this one is probably my least favorite of the Harry Potter books, but it's the longest! I think it may be one of the shortest of the movies, though. What's your longest read?


 


The TGIF question is:
The Reviews We Don't Write: 
Have you ever read a book and not wanted to review it? Are some books too personal that we want to keep our thoughts our own? 

I actually only review a fraction of the books I read, for a variety of reasons. (You can see the full list of what I've read here)  One is because I always want reading to be fun, and sometimes I just want to read a book without thinking about what I'll say in a review. The Wings series has been like that for me. They're just fun, silly books. Maybe if I thought about them too hard I would like them less?

I also don't review lesser-known books that I didn't like. Negative reviews aren't very fun for me to write. The only reason I give negative reviews to better known books (Graceling, Wither, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) is so that people can get a feel for what I like and don't like, and see if it's similar to their tastes.

17 comments:

  1. I haven't read the HP series yet and my boyfriend is reading it, yet again. One of these days I will get to it!
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  2. The HP book was my answer too. It's funny because that's my least favorite in the series too! Umbridge is was too much for me.

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  3. I agree about not wanting to write negative reviews. Actually, if I didn't like the book I won't finish it. I don't think it's fair to review a book I don't finish.

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  4. I read books and don't review them all the time... usually if I can't think of anything to say... if a book just doesn't spark anything for me.
    I actually read a lot of books that I'd like to review, but don't quite fit the scope of my blog, so I don't. Sometimes it's hard turning off that "reviewer" mode in your brain. lol.

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  5. Wow! I hadn't realised Harry Potter books got so long! I've only read the first one but that was a nice 200ish pages - I'll be prepared for this one though - thanks!
    Just hopping by from Book Blogger Hop - have a great weekend :)

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  6. Thanks for stopping by...

    I read your past reviews (the negs in post) I thought your thoughts on Wither were really spot on, I always wondered why the other girls got shot...

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  7. So far I think I've reviewed every book I've read. Even the obscure one's no one but me cares about. And, as you know, I'll review books I hated too, in fact, I think I kinda like doing it. ;)

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  8. Mine too, happy Friday!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/08/book-blogger-hop_19.html

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  9. Most people would guess I’d write myself in the role of a hero in a fictional adventure of some kind. But that would be only partially correct. As is my norm, I throw a curve ball in my answer that makes perfect sense one you follow my logic. Follow me back to my blog at http://www.howardsherman.net and follow along the logic with me!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  10. More Harry Potter. :)

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  11. Great response! I love your reasoning for not posting negative reviews about lesser known books! Also it is wonderful that you keep certain books to yourself just because they are fun. Sometimes if you think to hard about the characters, setting, or plot, the story can be ruined for you. Seriously, great post!
    -Katelyn

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  12. The 5th Harry Potter was the longest?? Interesting, I thought it was the 7th. I've read the whole series and I posted on my blog that the 7th was the longest (Oopss ;)

    I loved the books equally, but as the books got longer, the movies just couldn't match them. They had to cut too much content from the books to make the movies under 3 hours.

    I also agree with you about the reviews. I myself would feel about negative reviews and there are some books that just don't need to be reviewed at all.

    Jen
    www.jenscozyreadingspace.blogspot.com

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  13. It's actually 896 pages if you read the hard cover. I have it written in my Excel spreadsheet. Yeah, I'm a little nerdy. And, it is the shortest movie out of the bunch. Funny, huh?

    It's the longest book I've read too. Although, I felt East of Eden was a lot longer.

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  15. I agree with you Kathy. Sometimes reading is not so fun at all when you think about what you will write about the book afterwards... I don't like that feeling as well. If than happens, reading and blogging will become a burden rather than fun.

    Thanks for stopping at my blog today :)

    New follower,
    April

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  16. I try not to think about m review whle reading, unless it's something from the publisher. That way I can decide when I'm done if I'll actually review it or not.

    I tend to forget how long the Potter books really are! (I didn't even consider them yesterday because of that. LOL!!) And I have to agree, Order of the Phoenix was probably my least favorite!)

    (And I'm now a follower, I love your blog!)

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  17. There was definitely some long books in that series. Following you on GFC. Stop by and see what book I chose.

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