Thursday, February 9, 2012

Follow Friday (4)

Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by two blogs, Alison of Alison Can Read and Rachel of Parajunkee.
It is a weekly meme created to influence community among blogs -- the concept -- I follow you and you follow me. Win, win!

How it works:
-Visit these two great blogs!
-Leave your name on the post.
-Create a post on your own blog that links back to the post (just grab the FF button) visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hello! In their comments.
-Be sure to follow them and if someone follows you follow back!!!!

This week's question:
Q: What would your prefer: reading your favorite book over and over again until you got sick of it OR reading 100s of mediocre books? And why?

This is a tough one!
My fav book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck, and I could easily read it over and over. It is complex and long enough that it would take me a while to get bored. But...sometimes mediocre books are worth reading. I have a long list of "mediocre" books that even though they weren't that great, I still really enjoyed them.
My final answer is 100s of mediocre books. I love my fav book but wouldn't want to read it until I hate it. And you never know what treasures you might discover amongst the mediocrity.


  1. :-) It is a hard question. How do you know if a book is mediocre before you read it?! right? Maybe there's a Winner in the 100!! Good choice... I chose opposite: Colorimetry

  2. Yes, you probably wouldn't know if it's a gem until you'd read it, but mediocre is mediocre, it couldn't be more.

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  3. Well, I wouldn't give up on Harry Potter :))
    And I'd gladly read 100 new books, but if I know all of them are mediocre before I start reading them... then perhaps I'd just stick with Harry.

    my #FF

  4. I had to go with the opposite. My need for variety is outweighed by my need to enjoy the book at the end.

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Great answer!

    I am a new follower, have a great weekend!

  6. Great answer as if we didn't read any mediocre books we wouldn't find hidden gems but I do love my re-read book.

    New Follower :)

  7. Hey, I picked the same for the same reasons!

    New follower here!

    Fall Into Books

  8. I totally agree with your answer.

  9. Now you have me changing my mind. Too much of a good thing can't be a good thing.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am a new follower.

  10. I'm still holding onto my fav book :)

    Thanks for following. Added you back.
    Btw, I loved East of Eden, too :)

  11. I like to read new books to find new favorites. Not a re-reader. New follower :)

  12. I agree with you! I have the same reasoning, pretty much. I don't think that I could read the same book over and over again without getting bored, unfortunately.

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    Stephanie x

  13. I wish I could be satisfied with mediocre books, but I can't even now, so I can't choose it! I'd probably lose my love for reading, sadly. But I love to re-read and since they're favorites it often takes a while to get truly sick of it. Although, I'd probably not read as much as I do now, but savor it more!

    New follower via GFC! :D Have an awesome weekend. My FF!

  14. Hopping through. I wouldn't want to read mediocre books but I'd hate to get sick of my fav books.
    My Hop

  15. I also agree! Sometime mediocre is a-ok!

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  16. Hahaha I like you take on "mediocre books". I think so, too :)

  17. Ha, yeah, same here. While I love rereading my favorite books, I also try to avoid doing it too often. There are a few books that I did start to dislike after I had read them one time to many. >_<

    My FF


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