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Follow Me Friday (#37)

Thursday, June 21, 2012


This is the day of the week where we get to know each other better by answering a question devised by our lovely hostesses Parajunkee & Alisoncanread. We also gain new followers by joining each other's sites via GFC, so please let me know if you're a new follower. And now for this week's question....
Q. If you could unread a book which would it be? Is it because you want to start over and experience it again for the first time? Or because it was THAT bad? 
Honestly I would like to read Bram Stoker's  Dracula again.  I was pleasantly surprised by this book and it made me love vampire lore even more.  It was a perfect story... and I love the edition I have which is the one that is illustrated by Edward Gorey!  Even better since I love his art work.


So a book I would to unread that I didn't like... hummm... if I don't like a book I usually quit it. And I will read it for a while too before quitting.  Very few books have I quit.  But one book I would like to forget is Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.  I heard so much hype about the Corrections (never read it) so when Freedom came out and everyone was loving it I gave it a shot.  Oprah had the author on her show, he was on the cover of Time magazine (who hardly EVER feature authors.  So I had to read it.  This book was 600 pages long and I quit at 500 pages!  Only 100 pages to go.  I just couldn't put anymore time into that book! It was so odd about a divorced couple... and that was it.  Just how they lived. 


So what about you???  Leave me a link to your blog so I can come and read about what you want to unread!
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17 comments:

  1. Just Hopping through :) New follower via GFC,
    you can find my FF Here
    Thanks,
    Chrystina

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  2. I absolutely LOVED Dracula. It was about the most perfect vampire book I've ever read and kindled my interest in supernatural creatures. Brilliant.

    old GFC follower, new NB follower!

    My FF

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  3. Hopping through. I've heard good and bad things about Freedom. I doesn't seem like my kind of book though.
    My Hop

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  4. New GFC follower. :) I've heard good things about Freedom, but I don't think I'll read it. I can't believe you quit with only 100 pages to go, lol.

    My FF: http://moonlightreader.com/feature-follow-friday/

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  5. New Follower,

    I hadn't heard anything really about this book, doesn't seem like something I would read.

    My FF

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  6. WOuldn't mind rereading Dracula either!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. Highly hyped books disappoint you sometimes and you end up feeling 'meh'.

    My FF

    New follower.

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  8. I didn't really enjoy Dracula, but the world would be a boring place if we all like the same things.
    My FF

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  9. I can't believe I never read Dracula!! a classic!

    I'm a gfc follower. Please follow back if you can.
    http://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2012/06/ff-feature-and-follow-25.html

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  10. Never read Dracula either, hopping by.

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  11. Thanks for stopping by! I need to read Dracula, since I've read all the other vampire books. It would be good to go back to the beginning!

    Happy friday!

    Otherwhere.Co

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  12. Ooh, great and interesting choices this week! I want to re-read Dracula, actually!

    Steph @ Stepping Out of the Page

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  13. I haven't read either of those. The first one looks cute.
    I'm new to your blog and I now follow!!

    Here's mine:
    http://www.bookmarkyourthoughts.com/2012/06/follow-friday-june-22nd.html

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  14. Oh Oprah! Every single book she has ever chosen has been one that I wanted to forget! She really needs to get better people to choose her books for her! Great posting! :)

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  15. New follower through FF feature. I invite you to follow me at:

    http://openbookemptycup.blogspot.com

    Darcy

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  16. Hi, love the blog! New follower on GFC and NB. You can find me here: http://readingunderthewillowtree.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. I love Edward Gorey's illstrations for Dracula. If I remember right he did the stage design for the play as well.

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