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Follow Friday #8 & Book Blogger Hop #5

2 Sep 2011

Follow  Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can Read!

Q. If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?

I think this will be a common answer, but really, I've never hated an ending of a book more than this one. So, BREAKING DAWN. What on earth happened?!?! My will be SPOILERY so beware!

In fact, I didn't just have a problem with the ending of Breaking Dawn, but I disliked the entire book. Nothing happened. Seriously. The whole book could've been written in like 100 pages and 3/4 of the book was pretty much dedicated to Bella's pregnancy. And then, along came the baby. I personally don't have a problem with the name Renesme but what on earth was Meyer thinking when she nicknamed her NESSIE? Why the hell would anyone name their child after the Loch Ness Monster?  Then, there was this whole building up of tension and excitement and I was totally pumped for the fight between the vamps (with the assistance of werewolves). However, after a nice little chat and a stroll around, the bad guys decided to leave. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CLIMAX? What happened to the amazingly intense action and vamp fighting that was supposed to take place?!?! Gosh, I was so pissed when I read it. Finally, the ending. Happily Ever After. 
*face palm*  

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy for Books

“What are you most looking forward to this fall/autumn season – A particular book release? Halloween? The leaves changing color? Cooler temperatures? A vacation? (If your next season is other than fall/autumn, tell us about it and what you are most looking forward to in your part of the world!)”

Well, it's currently Spring here in Australia and I happen to love Spring! Well, I'm looking forward to finishing all my major exams for this year & going overseas in 2 weeks! That means no school for 3 weeks :) I haven't read much since school started (it's been hectic), so I'll be bringing along a whole load of books to read on the plane =D Oh, and I'm looking forward to celebrating my parents + my birthday (all in Spring!) - it'll be fun :)


  1. Hopping through. I think lots of things about Breaking Dawn are weird. I think Nessie's name sounds horrible but I love that it honors Renee and Esme.

  2. Completely agree about Breaking Dawn! Nothing happened and creepy crap happened like Bella's pregnancy and Jacob imprinting on the baby! I mean come on. I wish it was still spring in America. It is my favorite time of the year!

    new follower :D

  3. Cooler weather! And September is my Un-Birthday Book Month!

    Here's my list of books I'm looking forward to this fall!

    And it's time for
    Readerbuzz's September Giveaway! A $25 Amazon Giveaway! and It's Time for the Indie Lit Awards!

    Stop by! I always follow back.

  4. Have a happy Friday! good answer .

  5. This week’s question is perfect for Labor Day weekend with the “official” end of summer and all.

    I’m all about fall! I love all four seasons and I’m sorry to see summer go (I hope to get in a few more swims in my pool) but I’m also amped up for Autumn.


    For most of the same reasons we all like autumn – fall foods, Halloween, the chill in the air, changing leaves and candy corn. But I’ve got a scary slant to why I’m angling for autumn. Hop on over to my book blog at to read all about the murder, mayhem, seriously spooky stuff and even some BSP!

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Howard Sherman

  6. I like the spring season after fall. I am so ready for the cooler fall temperatures to ease this unrelenting South Texas heat! Also I can't wait to get my hands on The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Reamde by Neal Stephenson, The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco, and 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami!
    Have a wonderful spring!

  7. I am a new follower!
    Hope you will stop by and check out my new multi-author blog 'The Writers Voice' with myself, Kristie Cook, Jamie Magee, Kim Richardson, Keary Taylor, Victoria Simcox, Jessica Sorensen, Brenda Pandos, Samantha Young, Jayde Scott, Megg Jensen, Danyelle Leafty and guest authors!

    The Writers Voice
    "Where you get to know the people behind the pages."

    If you suggest your favorite author in the comments we will see if we can contact them for an interview, guest post or other exclusive content!

    Emma Michaels

  8. I know! Loch Ness Monster much? Lol.

    I'm a new follower. :)

  9. LOL breaking dawn and Mockingjay have been the most common titles i've heard ;) love the blog Coming through via hop and am a new follower :D

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  10. Just hopping through. Friday Post! Old Follower!

  11. I'd never change any endings of any books!

    Here's my latest post.

    And it's time for
    Readerbuzz's September Giveaway!

    Stop by! I always follow back.

  12. Old follower, here for the hop. I agree with you on Breaking Dawn, it was kind of a downer, all the builing of the conflict and there was no climax!


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