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Monday, June 8, 2015

When Your Co-Blogger HATED A Book You LOVED...

It's no little secret that a certain co-blogger of mine (ANDYE! IT WAS ALL ANDYE!) really did not like a certain book that I really really realllllllly loved. I mean, this was a pretty popular, highly anticipated book. We were actually supposed to buddy read it together, but I kinda sorta left her in the dust, because I just couldn't stop reading it. 



AND SHE STOPPED. And then tried again. AND STOPPED AGAIN. And you get the picture.



Ultimately, the question remains....WHAT I'M I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH HER? HOW DO I HANDLE THIS SITUATION? I CAN'T FLAIL OVER THE EPIC-NESS OF ACOTAR WITH MY CO-BLOGGER AND IT'S BREAKING MY HEART!


So, I came up with a few ways to solve this conundrum....
(Hopefully everyone realizes that I'm totally being sarcastic and ridiculous about this, and in no way, being serious. No Andye's were harmed in the writing of this post!) 

1. Hit them upside the head with said book. 
In this specific case of love and hate, hitting them upside the head with ACOTAR might hurt a bit, because it's a prettttyyyy thick book. But maybe this would slap some darn sense into them! :P


2. Force them to read it AGAIN.
Less forceful. Maybe not as effective. In the hitting case, it might cause a concussion and lead them to forget their dislike of said book. Voila! They have brain damage and instantly love the book. Problem solved. Maybe I should just stop listing solutions, because I think number one is a solid choice, at the moment.



3. Read it to them.
I have a cute voice, and I think my impersonations of other people are friggin hilarious. I think I could make someone love ANY book just by reading it to them. Also less forceful than number 1, but more tiring on my part. OH WELLS WHATEVER IT TAKES.


4. Make them pet all the pages. 
I'm not sure how this one would work, but hey, it sounds good. Maybe she will think it's soft like a puppy and end up loving it just as much as I did? Yeah, I'm still sticking with option Number 1. SORRY ANDYE! You know I love you, right? 



5. Kidnap them. 
I'm starting to sound so vicious. I'm really a sweet person, okay?! But for reals, I could see someone starting to love a certain book if I kidnapped them, didn't feed them, and didn't let them sleep. They would be delirious and tired and if they are anything like me, HANGRY. All the while, said book would be playing in the background on audible or I could combine option #3, and BOOM! Insta-love. Simple, really.



6. Put a spell on them.
Can't be that hard, right? 



7. Hypnotize them.
Okay, I'm done. This is the option. I know people. I work in the entertainment business. (Whoa, that sounds.....wrong. I meant, I work with people that put on parties/entertainment. Wait, still wrong. Parties/entertainment for kids. MOON BOUNCES/MAGICIANS/FACE PAINTERS, GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE GUTTER!) I can easily get a hypnotist to hypnotize Andye into thinking that ACOTAR is the best book ever (because, HELLO, it is!), and also make her do all kinds of funny things. Win, win! Don't worry, I'll be sure to record it and share it with ya'll too, because that's what friends are for?



If all else fails, you can always do what we're ACTUALLY doing regarding THE BEST FLIPPIN BOOK IN THE ENTIRE GALAXY, and just not speak of it. (While I'm secretly still planning the hypnotism, because that's a dang good idea!) Really though, not all books are for everyone, and yeah, it sucks that we can't flail together over Tamlin, Feyre, Lucien, Rhys, and ALL THE THINGS ACOTAR, but that's what makes us amazing co-bloggers. We have differing tastes, and that makes our posts to all of you more interesting and diverse! I mean, could you imagine if we all loved every single book ever written? It might be cool in the flailing department, but then, reading wouldn't be such a fabulous adventure for each of us, and I don't think there would be much to flail about either!

Remember, no co-bloggers were harmed in the making of this post! We hugged it out, and I cried myself to sleep when I found out about it, but really, we're cool. :)




31 comments:

  1. I FEEL THIS POST SO MUCH WITH DIFFERENT BOOKISH FRIENDS!

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  2. I AM SERIOUSLY SO UPSET


    HOW


    ACOTAR *IS* THE BEST BOOK IN THE ENTIRE WORLD


    Like. I just don't understand. At least, Goodreads is telling me, statistically 95% of all 16,000 people who rated it liked it. And probably 75% of those people rated it 5 stars. SO I'M HAPPY ABOUT THAT BUT STILL. I WANT TO SEE A 100% LOVE RATE. HOW IS THAT NOT POSSIBLE?!


    Great post, though. I feel it so much, in so many ways, with my best friend. It is a hard thing. (I may have thrown a fit a time or two but....I got over it. A few days later. LOL)


    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

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  3. You have me intrigued! I am going into this with some reservations, because it's short and I usually like books that are 350+ pages, and because it seems to be a strange sort of book, but I am too interested to say no! ;)


    Great review!


    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

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  4. I'm sort of standing with your co-blogger on this, because ACOTAR really didn't get me interested all that much. (The romance just sorta fell flat. As did the sexy scenes.) Really, if it weren't for the semi-dark action bits, I wouldn't have liked it. BUT. BUT I LOVE to be convinced to love books again, so it's definitely great if you pester your friends a little bit about books you love. A little bit, not a lot. Like, not the hypnotising and spell and kidnapping bits, but the rest are fabulous.

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  5. Listen. It's not my fault all of you people are crazy and like weird books. :P

    Also, I think the Harry Potter gifs are subliminally making me want to read the book again. So I guess that could be #8. Hahaha.

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  6. THANK YOU ALYSSA! The voice of reason!!

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  7. Julie Haselhuhn JonesJune 8, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Because of the hype of said book-- I haven't read it yet and I don't want to be dragging like Andye :) Because not all books are for all the people. Well I want to know if Andye has read Invasion of the tearling -- to see if we think the same way , because I know that we both disliked the first book. lol

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  8. This is on my TBR Pile, I can't wait to read it! Great review!

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  9. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm going to skip IofT, since it's even worse than the first one. If that's even possible. hahahaha

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  10. This post is so full of awesome. I love that you so passionately stand behind what you love. I love that you guys have varying opinions. I love that you express your opinions with gifs. Pretty much, this post is why I love book bloggers so much!

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  11. Morgan @ Gone with the WordsJune 8, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    This is hilarious! And yes, best to just not speak of it hahah ;) (I loved ACOTAR too! High five!) Also you get an A+++++ for all those amazing gifs!!

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  12. I love this. I'm definitely sending to my sister/co-blogger to discuss the Queen of the Tearling!

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  13. Ha! This is great! (Did the hypnotizing work??)

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  14. I just started a blog, so this hasn't happened with my co-blogger - yet. I am having trouble getting my sister to read Angel Eyes. I though the book was amazing!! But she says the cover and blurb make it look cheesy, so she does not even want to start it :(

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  15. LOL :D I love this so much. Stunning post Becca :D I'm with Andye about this book. Well. Okay. I haven't read it yet :D But I doubt I would like it :p But I am happy you loved it, though :)

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  16. I suppose I'm going to have to read ACOTAR now. I must know if I side with you or Andye, but I have to say that I usually liked what Andye recommends :)

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  17. This sounds really interesting! I love mysteries!

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  18. I really really liked ACOTAR even if I must confess I didn't UTTERLY LOVED IT, but I'm glad you won't be hitting me with a book, Becs!
    Awesome GIFs btw!!!

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  19. LOL! I would really never hit anyone with a book, but I'm sad that you didn't utterly love it like I did, Pili! And thanks my dear! *SQUISHES*

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  20. Well, just know if you side with Andye, hypnotism is in your future as well! :P Haha, just kidding! But I'm curious to hear if you're #TeamBecca or #TeamAndye now!!! :)

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  21. Haha thanks! :)

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  22. It will happen eventually! Not everyone loves the same books, but it's just a wonderful part of being a reader. I can't say that I've heard of Angel Eyes though. That stinks that she won't read it because of the cover/blurb. Just keep pestering her until she reads it. That's what I do with my mom! :) Also, love the name! :) That's my full name too!

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  23. Alas, it hasn't happened yet, but I will let you know when it does. (I kinda think I've ruined any chance of Andye ever visiting me now though!) Hahaha

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  24. Thanks Amanda! :) That's actually a book that I haven't read yet. I have a copy around here somewhere. I might actually like it since I don't think Andye did! :P

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  25. YAY! ALL THE HIGH FIVES!!! And thanks Morgan!

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  26. I pretty much absolutely adore this comment. Thank you Kai!

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  27. I haven't read QotT so I can't comment on that, but yeah, a lot more people seem to be coming forth and saying they didn't like ACOTAR, so you aren't alone! Hype usually ruins a book for me too. Don't even get me started on We Were Liars or An Ember in the Ashes. I was so pumped for those, and they just were not Becca books. I think all the hype played into that for me. I tried to keep my expectations low for ACOTAR because I didn't want to be disappointed, and maybe that's played a role into how much I enjoyed it. Who knows? Lol.

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  28. Another #TeamAndye person. Haha it's okay, Alyssa! This post was totally facetious! I'm bad at pestering people to read books. Just ask my mom! It took me years of pestering to get her to start reading YA, but now that's all she reads! :)

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  29. HAHAHA. YES! Totally on the same page, Sierra!

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  30. YAY DANA!!!!! :)

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