Hey Guys! I’m back at it again. I was recently tagged in the Book Sacrifice Tag by Kat over at The Impossible Girl. I’ve seen this tag before, and I have to say, I am excited to get this underway.
1. AN OVER-HYPED BOOK:
Situation: You’re in a store when the zombie apocalypse hits. The military informs everyone that over-hyped books are the zombies only weakness. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you disliked do you start chucking at the zombies?
Hmmm…..for this one, I would have to pick A Thousand Nights by E.K Johnson.
Before I started this, everything I had heard about this book sung its praises. Everyone loved it, the writing was gorgeous… blah… blah.. blah. But, this book simply did nothing for me. I was pretty much indifferent, yet I realized when writing my review just how much I had really disliked it.
2. A SEQUEL:
Situation: torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?
Easy. New Moon.
Honestly, the Twilight Series would have been so much better without the love triangle – which became a thing in this book. This book was so necessary in my opinion. Edward’s reason for leaving Bella was crap, her reaction was pathetic, and as much as I like Jacob as a character this book and the following books pretty much made me hate him. I just.. argh. Twilight could do without New Moon. I could do without New Moon.
3. A CLASSIC:
Situation: You’re in English class and your professor raves about a Classic that “transcends time”. If given the opportunity to travel back in time, which Classic would you try to stop from ever publishing?
Ohhh…. This was a hard one for me. If you know me at all, you know that I pretty much loathe classics. I think they’re outdated, irrelevant, and dense. Though they are good for historical referencing and whatnot, just reading them makes me want to hurl. Out of all the ones I’ve read, though, and despite the boldness of the statement it makes, I would go back and stop Huck Finn. I loathe Huck, I hate, hate, hate, hate him because of what he does to Jim and just how stupid he is. I could go on and on about it.
4. A LEAST FAVORITE BOOK:
Situation: apparently global warming = suddenly frozen wasteland. Your only hope of survival for warmth is to burn a book. Which book will you not regret lighting?
OUT OF ALL OF THEM? Oh lordy… um… how am I supposed to pick? Since I’m assuming I can’t pick Huck Finn again, because that’s my least favorite book, I’ll have to run with my second most hated book – another classic – The Great Gatsby.
This is another book you don’t want to get me started on, trust me. Though it’s been a long time since I read it originally, I will never forget how it made me feel. Honestly, I was torn between this one and Grapes of Wrath – If I could pick both I would.
So that’s all folks! I tag everyone who wants to participate. This tag is pretty fun, and it makes you think, so – knock yourselves out!