Thursday, July 7, 2011

Follow Me Friday (8)

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Well, well, well... it is that time of the week again! Friday is ALMOST here, and the weekend can begin! Follow Me Friday is a fun book meme hosted by the absolutely fabulous Parajunkee over at Parajunkee's View. Have a book blog? You can play with us too! Just visit Parajunkee's site at the link above, be sure you are a follower of her blog and the blog she is featuring for the week, put your name in the Linky, create your own FF post on your blog, and then start commenting and following whomever you wish!

~Weekly Update~

I have been SUPER BUSY this week! This is my ONE week off for the summer and I have been spending it relaxing, reading, and giving my blog an amazing makeover... For those of you who haven't visited my site before, or if you simply forgot what my blog looked like, here is a "before pic" so that you can see what a dramatic transformation LC's Adventures in Libraryland has taken!

Click to enlarge :)

I know, right?!? Talk about a MAJOR change! I was a little scared to do such a huge renovation, but I am so happy I did-- now, my layout is much wider so I can fit more info on the page, and the entire thing is much lighter, brighter, and polished :) Plus, I am having a blast adding new things to my Alice in Wonderland theme, like buttons (I went totally button-crazy today-- see the side bar and grab your favorite!), ratings, meme pics, and of course my blog header! I'm proud to say that I did the whole thing myself, too :) What do you guys think? Feel free to leave your comments below-- so far I have been getting wonderful feedback from all my lovely followers :)

OK! Now onto this week's FF question:

Let's step away from the Besties... What is the worst book that you have ever read and actually finished?

Alright, I'm sure that this isn't the absolute WORST book that I've ever read in my entire life, but in recent memory I was REALLY not a fan of Wicked Lovely. Which sucked because I love that cover! The reason that I couldn't stand this book was that the writing and the plot was so confusing, and I felt like the characters were impossible to connect with or understand. I'm sorry if you like this series, but I just couldn't get into it-- in complete frustration, it ALMOST got DNF-ed, but I stuck it out to the very end, and then wrote a not-very-nice review for it haha. 

What is your worst book?? Leave me a comment below and I will try my best to get back to you! I am on an FF roll this week, lol, so odds are I've already stopped by to see you and comment/follow :D Have an awesome weekend everyone!!


64 comments:

  1. Aw I love the new look! It's very nice :)

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  2. Love the new look! Hope you have a great weekend.

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  3. I didn't care for Wicked Lovely either! I love the new look! My Friday Follow answer is up!

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  4. I really like the new look!! Very chic and vintage. I really liked WL, but I can see how you didn't!

    The Cait Files

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  5. Haven't read this series but I appreaciate the heads up. Have a lovely weekend! New follower!

    http://sortofbeautiful.com

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  6. Returning the visit and follow! I adore the header with the 'drink me' bottle, the cupcake and the girl sleeping while holding a book. :-) I used to be a fan of WL, but not anymore. Like you said, a lot of plot confusion and some characters who got difficult to love.

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  7. Returning the follow! Oh no! Wicked Lovely is on my TBR list. :/ Maybe I should keep bumping it down. :P

    Alyssa @ Reader's Refuge

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  8. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is very beautiful! I'm a new follower. :)

    I haven't read Wicked Lovely yet, but I had heard good things about it from my friend. Hmmm... I'm not sure now.

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  9. I just finished reading the last of this series and let's just say that it is definitely not one of my favorites.
    Old Follower.

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  10. Good reads have characters that you can totally connect to, I very much agree. Guess I can skip this one and not feel bad about it!
    Thanks for visiting me:)
    {Happy Friday!}
    Sonny @ Literary Junkie
    New follow*

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  11. Hi! I'm a new follower.

    I'm mostly past my YA stage, so I never picked up this series. I think what ruined YA for me was P.C Cast's House of Night series. Like Wicked Lovely, it has some nice covers. Now I'm glad I never started this series.

    Kristy
    http://rantsofaucg.blogspot.com/

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  12. Thank goodness for the warning.
    I'm a total sucker for a good cover, so I this one is on my TBR list.

    Love your blog, all the detail is really beautiful.

    New follower
    Hop on by any time
    http://fantasmagoriese.blogspot.com/2011/07/blog-hop-and-follow-friday.html

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  13. Lea, wow, what a wonderful make-over! :) Your blog looks so fantastic now, I'm totally loving the new look! You did a great job! :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I see that you're reading Entwined.. can't wait for your review! I bought a while ago, but didn't get to read it yet.. Too many books, too little time! :)

    Happy Friday <3

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  14. Hi & Happy Friday!

    I haven't heard of this one (thank goodness ;).

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice weekend.

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  15. I haven't read that series yet.
    Thanks for visiting my blog, I am now a follower!

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  16. I absolutely LOVE the new look of your blog. Did you do all this yourself? It is really pretty.

    Have a nice weekend
    Jules
    http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hey,

    Love your new design, soooo cute!!! I also like the brighter colours now.

    My FF: http://ange-moonlightreader.blogspot.com/2011/07/follow-friday-10.html

    Ange @ the Moonlight Reader

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  18. I love the new layout. So fun. I haven't read this series, but I have heard mixed things about it. Happy weekend.

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  19. I like the new layout! I had to rework mine a few times to get it as wide as possible. I still have some work to do on it.

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  20. Love the theme! I had to do a majoy blog update, and moved my blog and domain recently. It was hard work, but it's worth it. Happy reading!

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  21. Hi Lea! :)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and for following! I'm a new follower of yours as well :)

    I actually liked Wicked Lovely, although I do think some of the later books were better than the first.

    And I have to say I absolutely ADORE your blog layout and design! I LOVE Alice In Wonderland so I'm just smitten with your theme hehe :)

    Looking forward to seeing more of you in future hops and whatnot :)

    Have a fantastic weekend!

    <3
    Taylor

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  22. Nice background. Good choice. I didn't like this one either. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Now following you as well.

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  23. I've been seeing Wicked Lovely on a lot of posts which is funny because a week or so ago I kept seeing posts by people who loved it. Must be one of those books haha.

    Your blog layout is beautiful!! I'm a huge Alice in Wonderland fan.

    New Follower from the book element :)

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  24. Haha Wicked Lovely was one of those books I read halfway and then stopped because I couldn't tolerate it anymore! It wasn't like, horribly bad, I just didn't feel like I connected with the story at all :/

    Anyway, I love your new look! :) It's light and pretty and I feel relaxed just by looking at your blog LOL!

    Thanks for coming by my FF post! Old follower ^^

    Felicia
    A Novel Paradise

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  25. Thanks for stopping by! I haven't read Wicked Lovely, but one I didn't like that everyone did was the Vampire Academy. I didn't pick it because there was a book I didn't like more. I could never get into it. Proves we all see things differently. :) Have a great Friday!

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  26. I really like the new, lighter look!

    I haven't read Wicked Lovely yet....I won the paperback awhile back in a giveaway and I have NEVER gotten to it (just like with a bunch of other books) *sigh*...I will be reading it eventually. Now, I did read the graphic novel, which was like a spinoff or something...if Wicked Lovely is anything like that, then I won't like it lol.

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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  27. Okay I have mixed feelings about Wicked Lovely. I liked the writing and the story was unique. But it was a bit too dark of a world for me.

    Love your layout. I love the new one too. Exciting!

    Thanks for stopping by my follow friday and book blogger hop and following my blog! I'm following your blog now as well! :)

    ♥ Sarah

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  28. Old follower, stopping by. I didn`t really like wicked lovely all that much either, like you said it was confusing and the characters are hard to relate too. I love the new layout! :)

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  29. Haven't read this one, but it doesn't seem like my kind of book, either.

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  30. Love the new look :) I've read the book and I liked it but after the first book my biggest issue was with the change of POV for the additional books.

    Thanks for stopping by. Old Follower :)

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  31. Thanks for stopping into my blog today! I am a new follower :0)

    I didn't care for Wicked Lovely either to be honest. But I managed through it. It was book 3 of that series I couldn't march through.

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  32. The cover looks fantastic so shame about the content. Good on you for finishing it though - I would've definitely given up!

    I adore your blog design! It's so pretty. :)

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  33. Great new look, Happy Friday!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/07/follow-friday.html

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  34. I am YA nut but haven't read the series. Shame I like the looks of it...but i guess that isn't everything.

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  35. I love your new layout! Very nice. :) And it's fun seeing everyone's answers to this question. I actually didn't love Wicked Lovely, either. I agree that it was really hard to relate to the characters. Oh well...
    Happy Friday!
    kathy from Read This Instead

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  36. Lovely blog you have here. I'm a new follower from http://kafkatokindergarten.blogspot.com/. Hope you are able to visit.

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  37. hey, hopping through!

    I'm sorry you didn't like Wicked Lovely. I have heard a lot of good reviews for it but have always been hesitant to read it myself. i don't think i ever will!

    http://lily-bookhaven.blogspot.com/
    (Be sure to check out my giveaway)

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  38. Stopping by with a FF Re-follow :)

    Love the look of you're site by the way. Too pretty!!

    Happy Friday!!

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  39. Thank you for stopping by my blog and following me! I really wanted to follow you but the followers thing isn't working so I'll come back for that later.

    Bookgirl @ My Book Addiction

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  40. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I didn't see your blog layout before, except for the picture, but your current layout is beautiful.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

    ~Christy @ Love of Books

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  41. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Sorry you didn't like Wicked Lovely, I haven't read that yet! I love how your blog looks, it is really pretty! New follower!

    Kristen @Such A Teenage Bookworm

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  42. Hey there,
    I loved this one!! But I'm really into reading people's opinions that differ from my own, so I'm going to follow lol. Oh, and I love your blog's new look. Very bright and inviting. Great job :)
    Ninja Girl

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  43. Correction, I will be following you just as soon as the follow button starts working again :/

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  44. Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from Feature & Follow Friday. Would love a visit and a follow back on my blog: http://blog.writerslairbooks.com. Thanks! Nice to meet you!

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  45. New follower bouncing through, returning the favour!

    Absolutely love the layout of your blog - it's so fresh and gorgeously girly! Love it!

    I've got Wicked Lovely on my Kindle waiting to be read, but I'll take your warning words to heart!

    Grabbing a button to adorn my blog now...

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  46. i liked Wicked Lovely but i didn't liked the finale for the whole series. thanks for dropping by!

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  47. Hopping through. I love the design! It's so light and easy to look at. The perfect choice.
    My Hop

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  48. Thanks for stopping by, and your blog is gorgeous.:) Now following!

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  49. Wow! Your new blog design just leapt out at me. I'm insanely jealous. It's beautiful and so well put together. I LOVE it!

    Random question: are the new blog buttons pictures of you? I mean, they all have the same girl...just wondering.

    Thanks for hopping by. Love your blog. I need to visit more often ;p

    ♥ Trish
    Just a YA Girl

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  50. Trish~ No, they are not of me, unfortunately haha! I wish :D

    Thanks everyone for all of your wonderful comments on feedback on the new design! Have a great weekend :)

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  51. I love your new design! Especially the banner. Gorgeous!
    I haven't read WL yet, but it's on my list. Ugh lol
    Thanks for stopping by my IMM!

    The Violet Hour

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  52. Wow, that's shocking!! I'll be reading this series soon... Hope I have better luck with it than you did :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  53. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I haven't read this series but I too love the cover. I've actually had it on my wish list for sometime now. I may have to re-consider.

    Danielle
    @Ramblings From This Chick

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  54. Hi, Lea! :) Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm a follower for sure! And I LOVE your new blog design -- it's just so gorgeous, and the pictures at the top look so professional that it's completely worthy of envy! ;)

    I actually didn't mind Wicked Lovely, but I agree that sometimes the writing was confusing.

    Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

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  55. Your new layout is SO pretty! Really lightens up your blog.

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  56. I wasn't a fan of Wicked Lovely, either! I liked Ink Exchange alright, though. Again, love the new layout and all those buttons! I'm snatching one up for my sidebar! :)

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  57. Thank you everyone for all of your wonderful comments-- I've read each and every one of them and definitely appreciate it! :P

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  58. Beautiful blog and I am a new follower! I did not like Wicked Lovely at all and I was also sucked in by the beautiful cover. I disliked the book so much that I refuse to read anything else by Melissa Marr...
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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  59. Love your layout!

    I loved Wicked Lovely but haven't been able to get into the second book in the series.

    Following back!

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  60. Interesting that you didn't like this series. I've read all but the last book, and can't get myself to pick it up. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  61. Lea- thanks for stopping by my blog! I've never read Wicked Lovely, but I have heard a couple of negative reviews. :/ Sad day.

    P.S. I'm lovin the blog makeover! Soooo cute!! :D

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  62. Oh wow I agree with WickeD Lovely! It wasn't the best book.

    New Follower :)

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  63. Hey there Lea!
    I understand what you mean, I too read Wicked Lovely and thought it was so confusing. It gets worse in the series. :(
    Anyway, I just wanted to say hey. :)
    I am a new follower and I'm looking forward to your future posts!

    ~Grace
    http://pagingthroughlifewithgrace.blogspot.com/

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