Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hype VS Reality

I live in a small valley in Utah along the Wasatch Front.  We've been preparing for the BLIZZARD OF THE CENTURY for about a week. 

It came through last night.  Sadly disappointing.  I had candles and matches on every level of the house, I had located the sub-zero sleeping bags, and my daughter was wearing her head-lamp around her neck in preparation.

The hype was huge.  After-school activities were canceled, the stores were buzzing with people buying generators and indoor heaters.  Businesses let their employees go early.

And then it came.  In my little valley there was a brief dusting of snow, but we still waited.  We canceled plans and waited.  Nothing.

So, what books have you read that the hype was more than the actual product?  (We can leave out one wildly popular series.)


  1. Reading Eat, Pray, Love right now its taking me over a week to get through. With all the movie hype I thought it would be lots of fun. Instead its some fun with lots of depression mixed in. Of Course I just got to india so maybe it will get all transcendent now.

    The P.C.Cast YA vamp series was a total bust for me in the gratiuitous use of sex and foul language.

  2. I did not like Eat, Pray, Love either, thought it was a snoozer and the main character not very likeable.

    Also, stopped reading Time Traveler's Wife because the characters were so unlikeable to me.