Friday, June 28, 2013

Book Blogger Hop - June 28th - July 4th

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This week's question submitted by Aloi.

So would you read a book just because of the hype?

2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).

3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

My Answer:
Yes, I've been a victim of the book hype! Back when the first Harry Potter movie was announced, I bought the paperback at Walmart. Soon after, I found two and three at Barnes & Noble in hardback at 30% off. And of course I bought every other sequel that came out. I bought the Twilight sequels (as they came out), though I had read the first book, after I had heard about the first movie. I wasn't too impressed about the movie or the sequels and I have never gotten around to reading the other books. I recall the first season of True Blood being advertised, so I bought the paperback of the first Sookie Stackhouse book at Walmart. On the exact same day I found three more Stackhouse books at my local library for ten cents each! I fell in love with the books, though I haven't read the complete series, resulting in me buying the first season on DVD. Now I look forward (good or bad) to watching each new season every summer on HBO.

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  1. Great answer. I read pretty little liars, because of the tv show! I still have to read Harry Potter soon (that can be on my bucket list). Hope you'll come see my answer here

  2. I try to avoid the trends but there are some that I fall for, like Harry Potter and Twilight. But most I try to avoid.

    Kinx's Book Nook

  3. @V

    I have heard of Pretty Little Liars, but I have never read the books or seen the series.

  4. @Kendal StegmannI don't care for trends either, but some books catch my interest.

  5. I really try to avoid all the hype and trends. I usually wait until the hype dies down before I read a book (if it catches my interest). I think the only exception was the Harry Potter series. I waited a couple years, but read them while the hype was still full-blown. =)

  6. I check out a hyped up book, but don't read it just because of the hype. It depends on the genre for me. :)

    Have a great Friday!!

    Happy Hopping!!
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  7. I read what I want to read but I usually find out books through other people not because of the hype.
    Katelynn Clark

  8. I feel like I should have read your blog before I wrote mine since we had a couple of the same answers, lol.

  9. The media too can easily influence me into buying a book.

  10. I started buying the Harry Potter books for my middle daughter (who is now 24), because she said, "Mom! EVERYone is reading them!" Also the Twilight series books (I liked a couple of them, but not all). I've been afraid to buy the Sookie Stackhouse series because I've seen them described as "literary crack" :)

  11. This sounds like a great hop. I will have to give it a try next week.
    I am actually less likely to read a book if I wait until it is all the buzz, although I am not strictly opposed to it in any way. I am usually the girl that is in a mad dash to read a big name book so I can see the movie with my friends who have all read it. Kind of funny, really, considering that I am the one in our circle who reads more than any of the others.
    - Belle

  12. Hi, and Happy Friday!!

    I, too, was influenced by hype when I started reading the Harry Potter series. I can't say this has been true for other books, though. But I think hype is very important. After all, where there's smoke, there's fire! And it definitely helps if the book (or books)in question have been, or will be, made into movies!

    Love your answer! Happy Reading!! :)

  13. I find the True Blood series so different to the books, don't you?

    My Friday Meme

  14. Hype can be good-Harry Potter. And sometimes so overrated LOL. I have to admit, I never got in to the Twilight hype. I broke down and watched the first movie once it was on TV and I just didn't get it. So I bought the book. I liked the first, but not the rest. But Harry Potter? I could read over and over again. Have a great weekend!

    Meredith’s Musings


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