Friday, 1 April 2011

Follow Friday!




This week's question is "What is that book you don't ever want to admit loving?"



Erm...I don't think I'm ashamed of anything I read really. Though I guess, I'm ashamed of the fact that I used to like Twilight. I read the first book about 5 years ago, and followed the series since then. After that horror of a 4th novel I realised just how poor the series really was, and how many decent books there were out there. Bella's character always niggled at me; but thr 4th book just sealed it's fate.

Despite that however, I'm glad that reading Twilight has encouraged so many people to get into reading, and to start reading Paranormal Romance etc books. I think it's great that more authors are now getting a chance with their books cause this genre is so popular; and that older authors are getting another look in. However, my absolute pet  hate is Twilight-esque covers and "if you loved twilight, you'll love this" etc. ESPECIALLY on books that were out before twilight. Twilight is not the benchmark, people! It's one example. It makes me sad that people consider this series to be the epitome of YA literature.

12 comments:

  1. I agree that it's sad how people compare everything to Twilight. They even compared The Hunger Games to Twilight. I was like, "Whaaaaat?". Like you said, the media seems to think that YA book=Twilight.

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  2. Old Follower just stopping by to say HI

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  3. Totally on the same page about Twilight. :-)

    Happy Friday and thanks for following! Returning the follow now!

    Have a fabulous, book-filled weekend!

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  4. Hey girl. I picked a Twilight book, too - New Moon. :) I wasn't a big fan of the first one, but those Indian legends in New Moon - I loved that.

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  5. Hi, Cait. Thanks for stopping by. So far, I agree about Ink Exchange being the favorite. I just started Fragile Eternity and I'm having a slight issue getting into the story once again. It still isn't as hard as Wicked Lovely, but just not quite as enthralling as IE. Thanks for following. I am now following back. Have a great weekend!

    Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

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  6. Even though I am a fan of Twilight and especially Breaking Dawn, I do agree that Twilight isn't the epitome of YA nor was it the first. It does bug me that people think Vampire Diaries are a rip off of Twilight when it actually came out first.

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  7. I've seen some surprising answers but I think my response to this week's Follow Friday question will shock most.

    I have to say that I loved the Harry Potter series but have a really hard time admitting it. It's teenage stuff. Perfect for the YA audience, sure.

    But a grown man who just last week blogged about wishing he could step inside the Rogue Warrior book series with Navy SEALs shooting, looting, drinking and wenching has got a real hard time admitting to loving teenie-bopper Harry Potter.

    I go into much more detail on my blog and welcome all comments - http://www.howardsherman.net

    All I ask is that everyone try and keep their comments civil. It's cool to disagree but flame wars are NOT cool.

    Thank God it's Follow Friday!
    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  8. Definitely embarassed to admit my love of Twilight ;P

    http://readawaytheday.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-friday.html

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  9. Thank you for stopping by my blog and following me. I'm following you back. Have a great weekend!

    Bookgirl ( My Book Addiction )

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  11. Sorry had some misspelling in the last post. ^

    Believe it or not Twilight was what got me into reading.

    New follower.

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  12. Maia I'm glad it got you into reading! That's my favourite thing about the twilight series, and one of the reasons I love HP too. I think it's great that one book or series can have such a profound effect on someone!

    Jenni-Elyse: Yeah I was mostly referring to Vampire Diaries =/ It'd been out like, almost a decade before twilight I think? And whilst they are very similar in a lot of ways, people should check facts before commenting on them in a negative way!

    Marla I'm glad IE is your fave too!

    Thanks for all the comments and follows everyone =] Hope you all had a great weekend!

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