The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books, and runs Friday to Monday. There are new rules for the hop, so make sure to check out Crazy for Books for the details.
This week's question from Crazy for Books:
What very popular and hyped book in the blogosphere did you NOT enjoy and how did you feel about posting your review?
Hmm, that is a really tough question, as I cannot think of any books that would apply. I don't typically read overly hyped books, unless it is from an author that I already love. I guess this idea could be applied to the Hunger Games trilogy. I was extremely hesitant to read and review it as I felt the blogosphere was completely bogged down with stuff about it. Well, then I read the books, and I LOVED them. So, even though I think everything was so saturated with stuff about those books, I had to add my own two cents as well.
As far as negative reviews, I don't write them, plain and simple. I'm honest in my reviews, but if I can't honestly give a book at least a 3/5 rating, I won't write a review. My reasoning is that I would never want to cost an author a potential sale, because everyone has different tastes. Just because I didn't like a book doesn't mean someone else wouldn't, and my negative review could potentially discourage someone from buying a book. I just don't think that is fair, so as I've said before, you will only see books that I can honestly rate positively on this blog.
This week's question from Parajunkee:
What do you do besides reading / reviewing as a hobby??
Ha! Between being a wife, and a mother to two toddlers, and finishing my degree, I have no time. Reading and this blog takes up all of the non-existent spare time that I have. I haven't been able to read/review near as much as a I would like in the past few weeks as it is finals time. However, hopefully things will ease up in the next few weeks. Translation: I'm a dreamer ;)