Thursday, March 15, 2012

Follow Friday (12)

Is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

This is a blog hop for bloggers to get to know other bloggers, & to help some gain more of a following and support system for their blog. It looks like it should be a lot of fun. To join in, go to the host's page and follow the steps they have posted up there. =D

This week's question is...

What is the best book you have read in the last month? What is the worst book you have read in the last month?

The best book that I have read in the last month by FAR has got to be 'Mockingjay' by Suzanne Collins. This book absolutely BLEW! my mind. Best book I have read in quite awhile. 

I haven't really read any bad books this last month, but if I were going to have to choice a book it would be the one that I am currently reading. I am reading 'Delirium' by Lauren Oliver. I am past the middle of the book and I am just BARELY getting into the book. It has been extremely slow and quite aggravating. And the main character has rather quite irritated me so very much. 



What about you? What is the best and worst book you have read this last month?

23 comments:

Shelley Romano said...

Hi Cassie :O)

I loved Mockingjay and can't wait to see how they portray it in the movies.

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Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I liked Mockingjay but I was disappointed by the ending.
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Beth said...

Delirium did move kind of slow. But I hated the romance plot got dropped from mockingjay. I'm a new follower.

Bekka said...

Mockingjay made it to my post. Team Peeta foreverrrrr.

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Cassie S. said...

@Shelley: I am so anxious for the movie as well. I have such a HUGE crush on Josh Hutcherson (a.k.a. Peeta). I have full confidence that they are going to do an amazing job though. All of the actors they have for the movie are great at what they do and they fit the roles (at least for me) perfectly. Especially Peeta. =D

@Alison: I actually rather loved the ending. I think Suzanne Collins wrapped it up good. Showing that while Peeta and Katniss, even Haymitch were able to find a measure of peace, but that they will forever be haunted by what they had to go through. That is so genuine and real. What didn't you like about it?

@Beth: Yea, Delirium is moving REALLY slowly. It's hardly keeping my attention right now. I think some of it did in Mockingjay, but Ms. Collins had to really show how hard their lives were going to be and show what they were really going through. I loved the ending though, but then again Peeta was always my favorite throughout the entire series. Thanks for the follow =D

Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

ahh! I loved Delirium and was super disappointed by Mockingjay, funny how that works! Anywho, new follower thanks to F&F! Super pretty blog BTW, Love it!

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Cassie S. said...

@Bekka: OMGosh!!!! Peeta, how I am INLOVE with him. Thanks for stopping by and the follow. I'll check yours out now. =D

Cassie S. said...

@Jenni: I will admit that at first 'Mockingjay' wasn't my favorite either. But by the last 6 or so chapters I was bawling my eyes out. And I just hope 'Delirium' gets better. Thanks for the follow and support. And the nice complements about my blog are so sweet of you. I'll go check yours out now. =D

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Wow, I've heard so many great things about Delirium, so I'm sorry you aren't enjoying it! And you can never go wrong with Suzanne Collins! Hope you have a good Friday :)

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Cassie S. said...

@Jessica: 'Delirium' isn't a horrible book, I wouldn't go that far. I think what is turning me off so much is the fact that it is so SLOW! I'm just over half-way done with the book and it is just barely picking up and becoming interesting and the main female characters isn't always bitching and whining about how her life isn't going the way that she originally planned for it to go. Eck, I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will get better, because I always heard a lot of good things about it.

Thanks for the comment. I'll go check yours out now.

K.D.Aziz said...

Slow books can be annoying. But my little sister and I have fun with them by playing "where should this novel have started?"

Sometimes it's a paragraph in, sometimes we make it through half the book before finding a good starting point for the book.

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Cassie S. said...

@K.D. Aziz: That does sound like an interesting thing to do for slow books. Unfortunately I don't have anybody to play that kind of game with. No one close to me likes to read like I do. I am currently trying to get my cousin to read 'The Vampire Academy' series, because I know she will love it, because like me she loves Vampires, but its like pulling a tooth. She's just stubborn and isn't much of a reader and she's the closest person I have. That is one of the reason's I set up this blog, because I had NO one to talk to about my books. =[

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. I will go check yours out now. =D

Tara said...

im on a break from reading the HG! cuz i know that MJ is a doozie!!! but i just love them all!!! and its sad you arent to into Delirium! it was one of my fav reads from last year!!!! i hope you end up liking it because its so beautiful!
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Nick said...

I only finished reading The Hunger Games yesterday and I LOVED it !
I can't wait to finish the series since I heard only good things about it!

I haven't read Delirium yet though. :/

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Cassie S. said...

@Tara: Yea, 'Mockingjay' is definitely a book that will blow your mind and have you up late at night really thinking about the world in a different way. At least it did for me. As for 'Delirium' it is just such a slow book that it is soooo hard for me to get into. I do hope that it starts to get better though. =D

@Nick: I am sure you will like 'Catching Fire' and 'Mockingjay'. 'Catching Fire' was my least favorite of the three, but all together the series is AMAZING. 'Delirium' overall is a good book, it is just that it is sooooo slow that it is hard for me to get into. I am approx. 60% through with it and it is barely starting to get exciting and interesting. Thanks for stopping by and following, I will go check yours out now. =D

avry15 said...

I liked Mockingjay though I haven't read it yet..
I'm actually looking forward to reading Delirium, I enjoyed Reading Oliver's "Before I Fall"

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Jessi (Geo) said...

Mockingjay is definitely good! Catching Fire was my favorite of the series, though. I was a little disappointed with Delirium but still liked it. If Lena is pissing you off already, she'll really make you mad in Pandemonium. Old follower :)
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Amber (Books of Amber) said...

Aw, I loved Delirium. Sorry you're having a difficult time getting into it! I just love Lauren's writing.

Have a great weekend!
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Patricia said...

Oooh I have similiar problems with Delirium. I put it aside for now, but I'm hoping it'll get better! :)

Patricia // My FF (With a $25 Giftcard Giveaway)

Amy Neftzger said...

Found your blog through Parajunkie's blog hop and just started following - looking forward to reading more of your posts!

Amy
http://neftzger.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I really liked Delirium though I know a lot of people have thought it was slow. Also, I loved The Hunger Games series! Nice post!New follower! Feel free to check out my F&F here.

Rumana @ Relook the Book

Kate @ Kates Book Life said...

I loved Mockingjay although I prefered the first two and I didn't like ending. I haven't read Delirium yet I have heard so many good things about it so I was surprised to hear your not getting into it yet.
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Cassie S. said...

@Avry: 'Mockingjay' was amazing. And I hope that you are able to get into 'Delirium'. Thanks for stopping by, I will check your FF out now. =D

@Jessi: I loved 'Mockingjay' but funny enough, 'Catching Fire' was my least favorite of the three. Weird how that works. I don't think I will be reading 'Pandemonium' any time soon. I only get Hardback books for the series that I absolutely loved, because I buy all my books. So if I don't adore the series I will wait until it comes out in paperback.

@Amber: Ms. Oliver's writing is amazing, I am not doubting that. She is a great author with evident talent. I love the world she has created, I just don't like Lena as a character. I want somebody more willing to shake up the world she was born into a little bit more. Not just sit back and accept it as she has for most of this book.

@Patricia: I am about 60% or so done with it now and it is finally starting to get a little bit interesting thankfully. Lena is finally coming out of her shell some and not just sitting back. FINALLY!

@Rumana: Yea, slow really isn't my kind of thing. And the Hunger Games series was just absolutely breathe taking. I'll check into your post now, thank you. =D

@Kate: I loved the first and third in the Hunger Games, the second book really wasn't my favorite however, but it was still good. 'Delirium' is just really slow and its HARD for me to get into a book if its really slow.

Thanks for all the great comments, I'll go check your FF's out now. =D