It’s taken me so long to do this and I’m really sorry about that. But I’ve completed it now so let’s get on with the tag…
(P.S. I’m really sorry if my answers offend you…)
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?
I’m really sorry to everyone who enjoyed it but for me Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe was over-hyped. Everyone I knew, and every blog I read, had a good review of it. I was urged to read it by so many of my friends that I just assumed that I’d love it.
I didn’t. In fact, it is my only DNF to date. I couldn’t get into the characters, the writing style, or the plot. I just had too many expectations and it didn’t live up to them.
I also hated Looking for Alaska and that is one of the most-hyped books of this century. I managed to finish that one though.
Situation: torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?
I think that sequels are either really good or really bad. There’s no in between for me.
I think I’d use Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick to shield be from a downpour though. I loved Hush, Hush but the first sequel just ruined the whole series for me. I did buy Silence in the hope that it would revive my love for the series but it didn’t. I didn’t even bother buying the last book in the series. Oh well.
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?
Oh, I love Classics. This is an unfair question. I don’t like it.
Can I say Tristram Shandy? I probably shouldn’t since it revolutionised novels and if it wasn’t published then who knows what novels would be like now.
I’ll have to choose Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I absolutely hate that book. It’s just such an annoying book in my opinion. I understand that it’s a Gothic parody but I just don’t find it entertaining at all. Sorry to all of the Austen fans out there. I just don’t like her books.
4. A Least Favourite Book:
I’m not saying 50 Shades because that should be obvious. I could have chosen Twilight but they’re the reason I got back into reading at 13. So I can’t burn those. I also don’t agree with burning books. It’s just a horrific thought.
However, I’m choosing The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter. It’s the weirdest book I’ve ever encountered. I didn’t enjoy it at all. I wouldn’t mind it being pulled from the shelves of every bookshop (and the metaphorical shelves or every online book seller) on the planet.
I still wouldn’t burn it though. Even if I was freezing to death. Sorry.
[I’ve just looked on Goodreads and my rating for this book was 4 stars. I must have been ill when I rated this book. It’s been changed to 2 stars now. Like it should have been in the first place.]
- Erika @ Erika in Bookventure Land
- Melissa @ In a Bookish World
- Hayley @ Rather Too Fond of Books
- Annemieke @ A Dance with Books
- Alex @ Alex Raphael
If you don’t want to do the tag, or you’ve already done it, then please ignore this!