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60-Day Book Meme - Day 47

Day 47 - Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.


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Mar. 16th, 2014 06:04 am (UTC)
Having shunned most popular fiction, I can't think of many books I've read that even had hype, at least at the time I was reading them. I suspect this may change now that I've broadened my reading horizons, but for now, I think the closest I can come is Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling. I wasn't able to read the book right away and was spoiled for THE THING that happened, but I wouldn't say that necessarily ruined the experience of reading the book. Getting there is at least half the fun!
Mar. 16th, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
If only this question would have been for today instead of yesterday...I would have answered Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, which I just finished this afternoon.

I'm trying to work out why this book has so much hype, including making Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list. It was an enjoyable enough read, but I didn't find it to be profound, moving, or thought-provoking. Then again, I'm not one who thinks that Groundhog Day has spiritual significance, either.

Atkinson wrote an enjoyable enough story but I didn't find it to be anything special. Perhaps my expectations were too high? I'm really at a loss with this one.
Mar. 16th, 2014 06:52 am (UTC)
Hmm not really. I don't, however, think I enjoyed The Help by Kathryn Stockett as much as I would have if I hadn't seen the movie first.
Mar. 16th, 2014 09:14 am (UTC)
Mar. 16th, 2014 11:06 pm (UTC)
the perks of being a wallflower.
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