This week's question - isn’t a question at all! We're supposed to promote a giveaway from the blogosphere, but it can't be our own giveaway (which is good because I don't have one, ha ha). So I chose the giveaway at Hands and Home - check it out! It ends July 16.
This week's question is a tough one:
Q. Let's step away from besties...What is the worst book that you've ever read and actually finished?
My response: I hate to complain about books too much, and if a book is too bad I sometimes quit reading and won't finish. So I'll talk about a couple books (because I just can't seem to ever choose just one response to these questions) that I may get some flak for choosing:
The Time Traveler's Wife - I know a lot of people love this book but I am not one of them. I liked the first half of the book actually, and I thought the premise was interesting. But the second half of the book did not live up to the promise of the book at all. It became all about the main character whining and complaining and that just got on my nerves.
New Moon - don't even ask why I read all of these books, but this one was by far the worst. At least it was a fast read.
Anna Karenina - I didn't hate this book, but at least half of it was a real slog for me to get through. It seemed to drag on and on and on too.
I just stumbled on this hop and wanted to try it out.
This week's question: What is one of your favorite literary devices? Why do you like it? Provide a definition and an awesome example.
One of my favorites has to be foreshadowing. I love it when an author subtly hints at what is coming and you realize it later on in the book. Sadly, I can't think of an example off the top of my head!