Lover of Lembas
did this tag and I thought it was cool because it’s about books we don’t like for once instead of books we love. There are lots of books I wouldn’t object to burning (although they will all remove themselves from my memory as soon as I try to answer these questions) 😛 So I hereby begin the BOOK SACRIFICE TAG.
1) An Over-Hyped book: Let’s start this off with a Zombie Apocalypse! Let’s say you’re in a bookstore, just browsing, when BAM! ZOMBIE ATTACK! An announcement comes over the PA System saying that the military has discovered that the zombies’ only weakness is over-hyped books. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you really hated do you start chucking at the zombies knowing that it will count as an over-hyped book and successfully wipe them out?!
Let’s start out controversially (it’s what I do best after all) with Harry Potter. I will admit it was a good enough story in some ways, but the writing was simply bad. I didn’t like the characters either – they were whiny and disrespectful and disobedient (and they were rewarded for it, of all things). The best thing about the series is that it’s seven thick, heavy books that will do a lot of damage to the zombies.
2) A Sequel: Let’s say you’ve just left the salon with a SMASHING new haircut and BOOM: Torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?
Sequels, hmm; I try to avoid creatures of Morgoth. Yet everyone is forced to encounter them at some point, even I. And so I select Mother-Daughter Book Camp, really a sequel to the Mother-Daughter Book Club series. It’s not that it was horrible but it just wasn’t up to par with the happiness of the rest of the series. (Also there was not enough Darcy and Jess and there was too much Stewart angst. Can’t believe I used to like him.)
3) A Classic: Let’s say you’re in a lecture and your English teacher is going on and on about how this classic changed the world, how it revolutionised literature and you get so sick of it that you chuck the classic right at his face because you know what? This classic is stupid and it’s worth detention just to show everyone how you feel! What Classic did you chuck?
Although I would never ever chuck a book at a teacher (at anyone, come to that), I shall agree with Lover of Lembas that A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court was a terrible book. It had so much potential and I honestly didn’t think the author of Tom Sawyer could screw up so badly…
4) Your least favourite book of life! Let’s say that you’re hanging out at the library when BAM global warming explodes and the world outside becomes a frozen wasteland. You’re trapped and your only chance for survival is to burn a book. What is the book you first run to, your least favourite book of all life, what book do you not fully regret lighting?
There are So. Many. Let’s go with Twilight. And Harry Potter. And my Spanish history text.
I tag anyone and everyone who has ever hated a book.