Feature and Follow Friday #18!

"Follow Friday" hosted by the lovely "Parajunkee" and "Alison Can Read.
This weeks FEATURED blog: Cassi at "My Thoughts, Literally."

This weeks question: "Tell us about a book that you didn't like and why we shouldn't read it. (As nicely and respectfully as possible) 

Honestly, the FIRST book that came to mind was "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck. It's supposed to be a "classic" and is often assigned to students for book reports, etc. I read it in high school for that exact reason and had to do a report on it. Let's just say, I did have plenty to say about it. A lot of people truly like this book. However, I was crawling in my skin the entire way through. It takes place in a different time so things like healthcare aren't advanced like they are now or didn't even exist, but I wanted to pick Lenny up and take him to a doctor. It was horrible. I just felt like throwing the book across the room. It broke my heart and not in a good way like a John Green book... but in a horrible way. I'm not saying DON'T READ IT because I know people who did enjoy it... but it's just not one I recommend.  


  1. I read this one in high school as well. Didn't like it either. Mostly because, yeah the story did not draw me in. Of course like you said, a ton of people always ended up liking it. It just wasn't my kind of read either!

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  2. I agree Cary, I wasn't a fan of this one either. Thanks for visiting my FF
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  3. I had a hard time with everything Steinbeck wrote. I totally get your not liking this one. :)
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  4. I have a hard time with books that break my heart. I get too sad for days afterwards. I'm sorry this one was like that for you!

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  5. I read this in high school also and it must not have made much of an impression because I really don't remember it at all. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Not sure I've ever read this, but I've seen the movie and know the story. Not as popular as it used to be for a classroom read, but I'm sure some still do. Thanks for visiting! Old follower...

  7. Oh I remembered reading this for my summer class. Lenny did annoy...actually both characters annoyed me. They were like Pinky and the Brain. lol

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  8. I get what you mean! I once read a book that many others really liked, but to me the book was just too slow and boring.

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  9. Hopping through. I was just listening to some other people talk about Of Mice and Men. I'm not sure whether or not I'd like it.
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  10. I totally understand as to why you dislike the book. I hope you find a better book to read. I never read 'Of Mice and Men,' and was never assigned to me for a book report :P
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  11. Happy FF! Not a fan of this book either. New GFC follower.
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  12. I must be one of the few who didn't have to read it for high school. I suppose I got extra helpings of The Scarlet Letter and Frankenstein instead. :-D

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  13. I remember reading it in high school but I don't actually remember the book itself. I'm thinking that says something about it!
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  14. In the UK at school we were mainly given Shakespeare books to read in class, I think I'd have rather have had Steinbeck as he's much easier to read. When it wasn't Shakespeare it was always books about war or holocaust or something else depressing, never anything anyone ever wanted to read by choice.

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  15. I always find Dickens' books heartbreaking, the 1 or 2 I've read, because I feel the characters are so mistreated! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!
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  16. Ooh, your blog is so magical! I had to read Of Mice and Men in high school and I didn't like it that much either. I thought it was kind of sad. Thanks for following me, I'm now following you as well :D

  17. I had no desire to read this one. It just didn't sound like something i would enjoy. I am a new bloglovin follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
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  18. My post also featured a book which many people liked but I was irritated :)

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  19. I somehow avoided reading this one in high school. I get why you didn't like it; that stuff doesn't bother me though. Good job on the post! New follower via GFC. My FF

  20. I have never read it. I'm not really into classics though. :) Old follower. Happy reading!

  21. I liked Of Mice and Men. I did however not really enjoy East of Eden which I thought I should read in HS when I had to do a research project on Steinbeck. It was karma for being pretentious and trying read that one because it's his longest.

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  22. I'm not a huge fan of classics though I'm trying to expand my horizons. Sorry you didn't enjoy it. Thanks for dropping by my post earlier :) Following you back via GFC

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  23. I will admit something that will get me stoned. I hate most classics. I don't know why but my goodness they are so hard to get into.

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