Thursday, August 2, 2012

Book Blogger Hop Aug 3-9th

When a book goes “viral” (Hunger Games, Fifty Shades, Twilight), do you rush out to read it like everyone else, even if it’s not in your typical genre?

I am going to have to say NO. First, I would rather wait till the book hits paperback. Sadly after all the ebook biz has boomed, I just can't see forking out average $22 for a hardback. ESPECIALLY since my TBR pile grows by the day. I have plenty of books to keep me entertained until such time that it hits paperback. But as I wait, I do occasionally see what the wait list at the library is for that book. Again, if the list is too long... eh I can wait.

I have read Hunger Games trilogy but not during the initial hype. It wasn't until my reading friend read them all and was raving about the books. It was just prior to the movie coming out. Same with Fifty Shades. Sadly I will admit I read them. But it wasn't due to the publicity of the book. It was because again, I had a few friends that read it and convinced me to read it. And I must say, I didn't have to pay for any of the books... thank goodness. :)

But I am a library junky. So if there is a book that has come out and I want to read... genre or not... I do place it on my TBR Goodreads list and look later.

On another note... I have a few books that need reviewing. I have been super busy with my daughters 4th birthday party (Jake and the Neverland Pirates theme). And my reading has slowed down because of the busy. Boo Hoo. But I plan to review them soon. I have SUMMER RENTAL and A STORY OF A BEAUTIFUL GIRL to review.

Have a wonderful weekend and Ill be hopping around soon.