Thursday, July 11, 2013

15-Day Book Blogger Challenge - Day 4

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Day 4 - Book Flinging

Honestly, I have never thrown a book across a room.  Across my bed maybe, but never across the room.  I've gotten really frustrated with books, but since I'm also super-careful about damaging them, I try not to fling them in a way that could hurt them.  Besides, there are even better ways to get out my frustration with my books; I've thrown them in the garbage, posted them immediately on, or simply shoved them back onto the shelf, never to be finished.  I'm going to share an example of each.

  • Flung across the bed
    • Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter -  Even though I liked this book, I got so frustrated with Kate's character and the introduction of Persephone, I "threw" this book across my bed multiple times.  Both characters whined way too much throughout, and Kate made so many stupid decisions that I just wanted to shake her.
  • Thrown in the garbage
    • Master of Many Treasures by Mary Brown -  It's rare for me to throw out a book, but this one was just too awful to keep or give away.  It started out fine, and then they introduced a new character who was perverse, and then the book itself got perverse.  So I stopped reading it and threw it in the garbage.
    • Cinder & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed -  I understand that Downton Abbey is amazing, and therefore people want to make the most of its popularity.  But this book just felt like a YA copycat. It didn't have anything new or interesting to draw me in.  Plus, the writing was so-so, and the characters were stale.
  • Doomed to be unfinished
    • Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes -  Boring.  Boring.  Boring.  I started this book because I'd actually seen the movie first, and loved it.  So I brought it with me on vacation to read in the airport, and I just couldn't get through it.  The Polish workers who are the best characters in the movie make up a teeny chapter of her book, and another chapter was all about each place they found a well.  I gave up halfway through and decided that sitting in an airport with nothing to read would be way more exciting than reading this book.


  1. That's disappointing that Under the Tuscan Sun wasn't very good. I loved the movie.

    Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA

    1. It really was disappointing. There's no romance in the book at all; it was completely added for the movie. And the book just gets bogged down in renovation details.

  2. Ashling, I'm glad that the Goddess Interrupted series was still enjoyable but disappointing regarding Cinder & Sapphires as I really wanted to read it, I thought it'd be similar to the Luxe series by Anna Godbersen.

    Day 4 Book Blogger Challenge

    1. I haven't read the Luxe series, so I'm not sure if it's similar at all. I've always wanted to read that series, but haven't gotten to it yet.


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