7.11.2012

Dirty Little Secret #9

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Dirty Little Secret is a weekly meme hosted by Under the Covers. Every Thursday they get to know other bloggers and their readers more intimately by asking a question hoping to reveal dirty little secrets.
To join in the fun all you need to do is: 

1. Be a follower of Under the Covers. 
2. Create a post in your blog taking the meme image and copy instructions. 
3. Answer the question they propose! This can be done in any way you like, post a video, write a post etc. 

 This Week, the Question Is: 
What book have you read recently that has surprised you (good or bad!), or that has been outside your normal reading genre?



Hmmm. Well, I'm gonna say Guilty Pleasures (Book #1 in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series) by Laurell K. Hamilton. I was really iffy when I started to collect the books in this series to read, seeing as they've been getting so much rave. I just had to find out for myself who the heck was this Anita Blake & what's so danged special about these books. Well, when I first started reading Guilty Pleasures, I was really let down. It started off really slow for me, but I always try and finish a book and I was determined to at least finish this one before passing judgement. About halfway through the book is when I was surprised! The pace picked up and I was introduced to a few more characters that piqued my interest.

I guess this book surprised me both good and bad...

What about you? What book have you read recently that has surprised you?

 

18 comments:

  1. I've never read anynof Hamilton books. Although I have added all of them on my TBR. Lol. So many books..
    ~Angela

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    1. You're right seriously a lot of books. So far, I like her Merry Gentry series more. But this one might grow on me... might. lol Thanks for stopping by, Angela!

      Ana♥

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  2. This is the one with Philip, right? I still remember him after all of these years. Guilty Pleasures does start out a little slow. I tried to get my husband to read the series years ago and he was bored and gave up.

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    1. Yepp this is the one with Phillip. I both liked & disliked him. I can't stand a weak man! But, I dealt with it because his character wasn't all that bad. Did you husband stop with Guilty Pleasures? Thanks for stopping by!

      Ana♥

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    2. Yeah, he was more of the sort of men Anita likes to keep as pets :) But I loved him all the same. My husband didn't even finish GP and gave up. He's not a big reader but I was disappointed.

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    3. yeah, Phillip had his redeeming qualities. But, he just wasn't doing it for me... lol.. Oh wow really? Well, I was close to putting the book down myself. But I pushed through it :) Yeah, I'm pretty disappointed in it too. With all the hype about the series, I was expecting a lot more. Maybe the other books bring it up some. We'll see. Thanks for stopping by girly! Have a great weekend :)

      Ana♥

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  3. lol I could never actually catch up on this series. I think this is one of the few books I decided to DNF before my blog because after like 50 pages I was really bored and waiting for something exciting to happen. Interested to see what you think of the rest of the series. And thanks for stopping by!! ^.^

    My DLS

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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    1. Hey Ning, yeah, it was really slow for me in the beginning but picked up a bit... Hopefully the next one isn't as slow or it keeps my interest otherwise it's in my DNF series pile. Thanks for stopping by girly!

      Ana♥

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  4. I tried to read GP a while back, but it didn't hold my interest. Maybe I'll try to pick it up again later.
    I do remember doing the same thing with The Host by Stephanie Meyer...it was slow as hell and I couldn't connect with it.
    Later I picked it up, and now I love it. Can't wait to see how they do the movie for it.
    Here is my DLS:
    http://csmaxwell.blogspot.com/2012/07/dirty-little-secret_12.html

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    1. Maybe you should :) Let me know what you think if you ever pick it back up again! Ahhh I hear you on that one! The Host was just -_____- no words. I think I stopped after the second page. I lost interest right away. I'm not so sure I want to pick it up and try again but maybe the movie will change my mind. who knows >.< Thanks for stopping by!

      Ana♥

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  5. I mentioned this on your book review but it was a slow start for me too, I stopped at book 4 and I'm not eager to get on with it. A lot of people are saying that the series turned a total 360 after the 10th book and I don't want to get invested in a series only to end up hating it. It's like a set up.

    Talk Supe DLS

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    1. You're right, it is like a set up. I try and at least give the first two books a go, after that I make up my mind whether or not to continue. Thanks for stopping by, Braine!

      Ana♥

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  6. I have Hamilton on my TBR as it has being highly recommended to my. I hope to like them.

    As for your inquiry to my post...It was highly entertaining to watch a bunch of people emailing each other but it is not my thing, so I guess that's why I don't often venture out of my fave genre...

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    1. Hey, Minnie! I def recommend her Meredith Gentry series :) This series is starting of a bit slow for me, but we'll see how I fare with the next book.

      Yeah, that's how I am. I like to stick to what I know & what I like. Thanks for stopping by!

      Ana♥

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  7. I love the Anita Blake series! I've read this one 3 times now and every time I read it I like it more and more. +New GFC follower!!
    Check out my DLS post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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    1. Hey, Kimbery!

      Wow, really? That's great! Hopefully I like this series just as much. Thanks for the follow & for stopping by!

      Ana♥

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  8. I love me some Anita Blake!! The books do get better the more you get into the series. I think I stopped at like book 10 because I didn't have the rest of them, but I am smitten with them. :) Don't give up the faith, Ana! Keep on truckin through. lol

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    1. Hey, Melissa! Thanks for that :) I will keep reading them. The first book left me wanting to know what happens next, so until I get my hands on the second book, I'll be waiting impatiently lol. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend :)

      Ana♥

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