Thursday, March 7, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday Blog Hop #2


Feature & Follow is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee!


This week's question:

What is a book you didn’t like that all your friends raved about or what book did you love that wasn’t popular?

I would have to say that I didn't really like The Giver. So many people loved the book and really rave about it but I could not get into it and had a really hard time reading it. I know that it is a classic but I just couldn't get into the story. 


On the flip side, I had several friends tell me they weren't satisfied with the Matched Trilogy and I really enjoyed it and was happy with the way it concluded.




68 comments:

  1. I've not read The Giver or the Match series. I really don't like dystopians, so I have never even given them a try. I do love Lois Lowry, though. Number the Stars is great.

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    1. It has been a long time since I read the Giver. Maybe I will give it another try. Thanks for commenting! :-)

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  2. Hopping through. The Giver is one of my all time favorite books. I did like Matched though. It wasn't perfect but I enjoyed it. New follower!
    My Hop

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    1. It has been a long time since I tried reading the Giver. I may have to re-read. :-) Thanks!

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  3. Ahhh I wasn't a fan of Matched, but I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D

    New GFC follower!
    Here's my #FF.

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    1. Thanks Daphne! I know Matched was very mixed and you either liked it or you didn't. I am headed over to yours :-)

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  4. Ooooh, I loved, loved, loved Matched! But I have to say I didn't like the last two books.

    I only read the Giver once, it was nothing memorable.

    New Follower
    Emily @ Counting in Bookcases

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  5. Hi Emily! I am glad I finally found someone who liked Matched too! :-) Thanks for following.

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  6. I actually loved The Giver as a child. (It was the first dystopian I read without knowing it!) =)) And I didn't like Matched all that much.

    I find it amusing, though, that we are exact opposites. =)) But all readers differ and different genres cater to individual readers! :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Am following you back. :D

    -Tiffamy

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    1. Thanks Tiffany! I may have to give the Giver another chance. I read it a really long time ago but everyone seems to really like it.

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  7. I read the Giver so long ago, I just remember liking the idea of it and I was not too into the Matched Trilogy, it was just too simple. PageGirlsPageofBookReviews

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    1. It was a long time ago when I read the Giver too. Everyone on here says that they loved it so I may have to give it another read. :-)

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  8. Matched?????? I did not enjoy that hehehehe well....I didn't enjoy a lit of books like the hunger games hehehe weird right?
    New GFC follower

    http://lite-rate-ture.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature-and-follow.html#comment-form

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    1. I haven't met anyone that didn't like The Hunger Games yet :-) I am surprised so many people didn't like Matched. I wouldn't put it as my favorite book of all time but I did enjoy it. Thanks for following!

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  9. Ooooh, I loved, loved, loved Matched! But I have to say I so much loke all the books.

    The Equation book

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    1. Yay! I am glad someone finally liked Matched too :-) I am kind of the same way.

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  10. New Follower that still hasn't read the Matched trilogy!
    Come check out my F&F!

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    1. If you decide to read it, I hope you like it :-) Thanks for following!

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  11. We read The Giver at school and that was such a long time ago I don't remember it well. I know I liked it then, but I was probably 12 or 13 too.

    I have only read Matched and well.. I don't remember it well.. so I might have to reread it before reading the other two!
    New follower!
    ~Ashley
    My F&F

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    1. When I read the Giver, I was in junior high too. I remember not really liking it but after all the people commenting that they loved it, I may have to give it another read. Thanks for following!

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  12. This is why I love this meme and blogging. Everybody has it's own taste and it's fun to see. The last blog I visited used Matched as their disappointing book. I still need to read it though..

    New linky follower.
    FF - Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. I agree Mel! It is great to see the diversity in book taste between everyone. I am surprised so many people didn't like Matched. The overall trilogy was 4 star for me. Thanks for following!

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  13. Interesting choices definitely! I have read THE GIVER and loved it. I have yet to see how MATCHED turns out.

    New Follower!

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    1. Thanks Elemillia! After this post, I am convinced to re-read The Giver and give it another chance. It was a long time ago and I just remember not really liking it.

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  14. Oh I heard about The Giver. Got to look into that. I really did not like Matched unfortunately! But thankfully tastes differ ;)

    Thanks for sharing! I am now also following you :)

    Florentine @ Readiculously Peachy

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    1. Thank you! I read The Giver along time ago and just remember not really liking it. After all the comments from people who loved it, I may have to re-read it.

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  15. I think both The Giver and Matched are nice books but I didn't go crazy over either one.

    OMG! I am obsessed with Starbucks but it really is going to bankrupt me :-)

    New follower.- This is This is my FF

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    1. Haha, tell me about it! I would agree that I didn't go crazy over Matched but I did like it.

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  16. I really want to try Matched
    new gfc follower :)
    here's our FF

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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    1. Thanks! I liked it but a lot of people didn't. I hope you do :-)

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  17. I've never read the Giver--it's one I always mean to get around to. I've heard that the 1st and 3rd books of Matched are good, but that it stalls in the middle. I'll have to try it out some time. :D New follower via GFC. Follow me back at LKHill and Musings on Fantasia. Happy Friday!

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    1. That is so funny because I liked the second one the best. Thanks!

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  18. I haven't read both of the books you have mentioned yet, but I was planning to read Matched though many people here didn't seem to like it. But maybe there is some hope. ;-)
    New GFC follower. This is my FF.

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  19. Thanks! I was surprised by how many people didn't like it but it seems to be a book that you either love or hate.

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  20. Hi, Im your new GFC follower via #FF
    I've not read any of those books yet but I'm looking forward to the Matched trilogy, it is on my to-read list.
    here is the link to My Blog

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    1. Thanks! I hope you like Matched. I think it is a love or hate book but I liked it. :-)

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  21. Thank you for the follow. Following you back.

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  22. Thanks for stopping by! I'm following you back :)

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  23. Thanks for visiting and following!

    The Giver has been on my TBR for a long time. I suspect I will like it, just because of the books it has been compared to. I'm with you on the Matched books. They didn't do much for me.

    New GFC follower

    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat
    Here's my F&F

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  24. Not familiar with these titles.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature-follow_8.html

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  25. I liked Matched well enough and really liked The Giver, it's slow but really interesting.

    New follower

    -Nyx @ Unraveling Words

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    1. Thanks! I remember it being slow and that might be why I didn't like it. I might give it another shot.

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  26. I haven't worked myself up to The Giver yet. I was okay with Matched though, but haven't finished the series.

    I see you are reading Blackbrooke ~ hope you like it, I thought it was a fun read.

    My FF

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    1. Thanks! Blackbrooke is something different than what I normally read so I am looking forward to try it out and see if I like it.

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  27. New follower via GFC! :)

    http://owlnestlyreviews.blogspot.com

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  28. I haven't read any of either of those series but I do have them on my TBR list. Not sure why I haven't read The Giver since it is short. Hope you are finding lots of new blogs to read. I am a new follower here and on Twitter.

    Dana

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    1. Thanks Dana! It is so great meeting and chatting with fellow book lovers and bloggers. I look forward to reading and following your blog.

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  29. Hi!
    I'm a new follower via GFC!
    http://bookaddictbieke.blogspot.be/

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  30. The Giver wasn't my favorite classi either.
    Following you back :D

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  31. I've not read any of those books but have quite a few books that were loved by all that I hated.....Twilight, Game of Thrones, HP.... I'm a new Follower via GFC and would love for you to visit me whenever you have a chance....

    The Scarf Princess

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    1. Thank You! Headed to your blog now :-)

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  32. I haven't read either of those books. But Matched is on my TBR. Thanks for following me - I'm following back. I'm your 70th follower! :) Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you for being my 70th Follower!

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  33. I have a question for you though, did you read Matched first, or The Giver... because I had the opposite problem, I'd read The Giver first and felt like Matched was just the poor man's version of it.

    I also had this problem with 1984 and Fahrenheit 451... which was terrible... since Bradbury is a wonderful author, and I love all of his other work... but I didn't read him for years because I was forced to read Fahrenheit 451 in school after reading 1984 and I felt like he was just a copying hack. Oye, I was so dumb. LOL!

    New follower!
    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature-and-follow-friday-139.html

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    1. I did reader The Giver first but it was a very long time ago. Based on all the comments I have received, I may need to give The Giver a second chance. Thank you for following!

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  34. I really liked the Matched trilogy myself. I wasn't crazy about the second book, but the other two were good.

    New GFC Follower

    My FF

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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    1. Hi Jessica! That is so funny because I actually liked the second book the best :-) Thanks for following.

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  35. Chelsea I'm also looking forward to reading the Matched Trilogy :D Glad you liked it.

    Here's my Feature & Follow Friday post.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Angelica! I hope you enjoy it too. It seems to be a love or hate kind of book. :-)

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  36. I liked Matched okay, not too much. Mostly it's because of Ky, though :D
    Feature & Follow Friday
    Stacking the Shelves

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    1. I loved Ky. I think he is why I liked the books. :-)

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