#001 Tell Me Something Tuesday | Hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings

Posted July 31, 2018 by Susan in meme host: rainy day ramblings, tell me something tuesday / 6 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday | Hosted by: Heidi at Rainy Day Ramblings

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What are some popular series you haven’t tried or have and stopped because they just don’t appeal to you?

Oh man, there are A LOT of series that I haven’t tried or have actually had to stop reading, because they just didn’t appeal to me. I have sort of a mixed bag full of feelings about some of the books/series that Amanda Hocking has written, like for example the Watersong series. I’m not saying it was a bad series, but at the same time as it went on with each book it just didn’t possess that “wow!” factor that some of the other series I’ve read had and I sort of grew bored or frustrated with it. Other series that I sort of grew bored with and felt kind of went on too long were The Immortals by Alyson Noel and the House of Night series by .

There are a TON of series/books written by many authors that I would absolutely LOVE to get around to reading. Like I’ve read the first book in the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson and absolutely fell in love with the whole dynamic of world building, the depth of character, and just his writing style in general. These are typically books that have been hyped up quite a bit and I’m almost afraid to dip my toes into the series (so-to-speak) because I’m afraid that I’ll just end up being disappointed. That is SO NOT the case at all with this series or this particular author, because it is so FANTASTICAL! I am definitely making it a priority to continue on with this series and to actually finish it up sometime next year.

Another author that I’m definitely wanting to read is Rick Riordan, since he wrote the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and the Heroes of Olympus. SO MANY people recommend these books and one of my best lifemate’s actually bought the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for me as a Christmas gift this past year. So, I definitely don’t have any reason to not be reading it and I’m actually thinking about starting it within the next couple of months. Again, it just goes back to that not wanting to be disappointed if it doesn’t turn out the way that I expect it to be after having seen everyone and their mother hyping it up to high heavens. I’m kind of funny in the sense that if a series has what I feel like is already too many books or too many spin-off’s that I haven’t had the chance to catch up with or start at least the first book in one of the series, then it’s more than likely that I probably will be passing it up for that reason. It’s not because I think the book/series will be bad in any sort of way, but rather the daunting task of actually having to take on another big series with multiple spin-off’s when I have so many other books sitting on shelf begging to be read.

Now, I say that, and then what am I doing? I’m going to talk about another author, Cassandra Clare who’s series The Mortal Instruments I only have two books left to finish up the series and having already read and finished her Infernal Devices – I’m halfway through the first book in her Dark Artifices series. So, yeah…there’s that. Because, I’m actually interested in finishing the Middle Grade series that she has co-written with Holly Black, the Magisterium series. I have already read and reviewed the first book in the series on Goodreads, which can be found here if anyone is interested.

I’ve noticed that she seems to be an author who is sort of “hate reviewed” on Goodreads by some people and I really don’t like calling it that, but that’s how it comes across to me. It’s almost like people want to read her books, just so that they can pick them apart and give them a really bad review for the sake of writing a bad review and for some reason that just leaves a bad taste in my mouth when it comes to reading and review books as a blogger and individual. I mean, sure, people have every single right to their opinion and she definitely doesn’t come without a spotted past either, but at the same time don’t we as avid readers, bloggers, and individuals have some sort of responsibility to give an honest review that’s full of constructive criticism if it needs to be there, but also not just for the sake of tearing an author or a book shreds for the sheer fun of it?

I don’t know, you tell me.

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6 responses to “#001 Tell Me Something Tuesday | Hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and TMST post!

    I think I just have soooooooo many books at this point that I can’t get caught up in what everyone else is reading lol

    Of course, when all my friends are reading and loving something, it does put it on my radar but I need to be pickier about what I’ll buy these days.

    Karen @ For What It’s Worth

    • Oh, you’re welcome, I love discovering new bookish buddies and your blog looks amazing. I’m loving all of the tags that you’re doing, in fact your latest one is making me want to do it and use my actual physical book shelves too. Although, it’s already proving incredibly hard trying to find three different books that start with the letter “o” since there are three of those in my blogs name. lol.

      Exactly, that’s about how I feel regarding the whole “all of these books are amazing, you should really read them…NOW” hype. It’s like, slow down already, give me some time to finish the books that I already have sitting in front of me and then I’ll look into it. It’s very daunting, to say the least.

      Thank you, for stopping by the blog and leaving such a lovely comment. 🙂

  2. Years ago, I tried one book by Amanda Hocking – My Blood Approves – and hated it so badly that I’ve since avoided her novels completely. Being in my vampire era, and still disliking it that much… yeah, it didn’t make me go back for more. My dumb ass actually finished The Immortals series, even though, with the exception of the first book, I wasn’t a huge fan of those books. To this day I’m confused why the author stretched out the series so much – it could have been a standalone, or duology. Oh, the House of Night series, how I loved those! I would have definitely finished it, had the series not tank in Hungary – alas (or not lol), they stopped publishing the novels, and I wasn’t reading in English back then, so that was that. Somehow – it is a total mystery, I tell you lol – I have not felt like continuing the series since then.

    I read and loved the first three Mistborn novels by Brandon Sanderson – there’s so much character development, and I CRIED at the end of book 3 even though I *never* do on books. I adore the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series! Heroes of Olympus didn’t really impress me, at least the first book didn’t, so I’m unsure if I want to buy the rest of the series. BUT! Riordan’s Magnus Chase trilogy is MAGNIFICENT, especially if you are interested in Norse mythology.

    I actually don’t like Cassandra Clare’s novels. *hides* When I first got into fantasy I was super-into Mortal Instruments – the original trilogy, that is. After that, I never quite loved any of her books, and Lady Midnight – which I picked up because the hype convinced me I’d love it – was the novel that convinced me Shadowhunters are no longer for me. BUT!! I’m glad you & the other fans are getting so much Shadowhunters content. 🙂

    Great post! 🙂

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    • I think that I would have probably had the same reaction that you did to – My Blood Approves – if it’s anything like her Watersong trilogy. Ugh! The Tryll trilogy wasn’t quite so bad, but I feel like she’s got this particular formula for her books that sort of grates after a while and my little brain can’t take the incongruities of it. Oh for sure, with The Immortals, I don’t feel like there needed to be as many books as there were for it. I think that two or three would have been just fine and three would have really been stretching it. Then she has her spin-off series for it, which I think features the main character’s little sister and that’s getting a bit out of control and it’s not Alyssa Noel can’t write good books at all, because I like her mystery series Unraveled. That’s not quite so bad, well I say that now but then…LOL.

      See, HoN series for me, just went on and on and on. The only exception that I have for a series like this is the Morganville Vampires series written by Rachel Caine, which I absolutely love and will read and re-read to this day. I don’t know what it is about that series, but I was never bored with any of the books in it and it could have gone on forever and I would have loved it no matter what. But with the HoN and that one C.C. Hunter YA paranormal series that seems to go on for books I’m just like…WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYY?! lol. I think I might have a bit of a different opinion on the HoN series if I had started it at the beginning when the very first book came out and followed along with it that way, but I didn’t and there was just too many to catch up with it was crazy. Half of them are in paperback and the other half is in hardback and it’s sitting on my shelf mocking me. lol. But, I get exactly what you are saying.

      I am definitely going to have to check out that Magnus Chase trilogy that you were talking about and I am thinking that I’ll start the Percy Jackson series at some point next year, I don’t want to put too much stress on myself with the winding down of this one. Oh man, I have heard SO MANY things about the feels people got from book three of the Mistborn series that I’m definitely going to have make time for that for sure.

      Haha. It’s all good, I get that there’s a mixed back when it comes to CC’s books and that she’s constantly writing Shadowhunter’s. Small confession, I really have three books to finish up in TMI series, which I really wish there would have only been just the trilogy instead of her expanding it out to make six books. Oh well, but I have been trying to read Lady Midnight and I can’t seem to get into it. I don’t know if I’m moving on from her or if it’s just the fact that I’m not really in the mood to read it anymore and I’m trying to focus my energy on other books that might hold my attention. Oddly enough, people’s perceptions of books and characters change over time. 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by the blog! 🙂

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