Friday, August 3, 2012

Book Blogger Hop

This is my first Hop for the year, if you want to join go over to Jennifer's blog here - Crazy For Books

Question for the week -

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 a mood reader so the hype doesn't affect me.  If a book is on my Wishlist before it is Published that I am excited about I will rush to read it mainly because I don't want to be swayed with all the reviews, positive or negative. 

Since blogging I have gave in to the hype of classics that have passed the test of time.  To Kill a Mockingbird, Rebecca, And Then There were None and up next is Moonstone.
I read Fifty Shades as a ARC, i'm so glad I read it before anyone was talking about, I was able to enjoy it and review it without shame.  All the headlines and hype of it now I don't think you can truly read it without prejudice in some way.

I read Hunger Games long after all the hype, I didn't enjoy it but was happy to understand the hype which I did understand, dystopian just isn't for me.

I have never been interested in Twilight, before blogging or since.  I watched the first movie, not for me.

Overall, super hyped books don't seem to be me, I can't think of any that I gave a 5 star to during the peak of a hype, many times a 3 star.

A list of Super Hype Books (in my opinion) I have read.

Hunger Games (3)
Fifty Shades of Grey (5)
Gone Girl (3)
Still Missing (3)
Still Alice (5)
The Time Travelers Wife (DNF)


  1. I haven't read any of those Marce. Hype doesn't affect me. I have read the Twilight books and loved them. I will eventually read 'The Hunger Games' since dd has them now and I'll get to 'Fifty shades of Grey'

    1. Nice to see you Nancy, I think you would enjoy Hunger Games.

  2. I generally don't read books that are hyped too much either. I have to wait until the hype dies down or I'm usually disappointed.

    1. To much hype definitely sets an expectation that is hard to live up to.

  3. I guess I really don't read viral-type books very often because of your list, I've only read the HG series and THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE. I usually get to hyped-up books eventually (with the exception of FIFTY SHADES, which I will never read), I just don't feel the need to rush.

    Happy Hopping!

  4. I read Hunger Games before all the hype, and I still love it. I read Twilight before too, but all the hype about that series kind of put me off. I try not to judge a book by its hype :)

    Check out my post.

  5. I seriously need to read the Hunger Games trilogy, but only because I watched the first movie & I want to know more! :)

  6. Love your response! I too am much the same with hype books and I have been lucky enough to read books before they take off.

  7. Thanks for stopping by today! I have not read Hunger Games and probably won't- kids killing kids, not my thing. I like Fifty Shades on your list :)

  8. I read Fifty Shades because it was recommended, not because of the hype. It wasn't my kind of book, though.

  9. I am so glad to see that I am not the only one that DNF The Time Traveler's Wife! I just could not get into it.

    I read whatever I'm in the mood for too, hype or no hype.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Hyped up classics are a whole different ball game :) But some of the new fangled hyped up stuff? No thanks.

  11. I've heard too much bad stuff about 50 Shades to pick it up - and it's really not my kind of thing! But it's always sad if people are put off books they would enjoy.

  12. I'm a mood reader too. So I find myself sometimes wanting to read a hyped up boom and then not being able to get through it when I finally get my hands on a copy. It's best for me to wait until the hype dies down if it's a book that interests me.

  13. There's a lot of hyped books I haven't read yet, but I do like to read them if they interest me and when I get the chance. I like to see what the buzz is all about but I'm usually late to the party! lol


Thanks for visiting Tea Time with Marce, I appreciate your comments. I have decided to make this an Award Free Zone, thank you for thinking of me but I prefer comments and do my best to be a good networking blogging friend also.

If you are a new follower, please tell me so I can come visit also.