Monday, December 9, 2013

Book Sacrifice Tag

Book Sacrifice Tag- Created by Ariel Bissett on

COLLAB TAG! Violet and I did this whilst sitting in a mexican restaurant so... that was fun. 

1) An overhyped book: let's start this off with a zombie apocalypse. lets say you're in a bookstore, just browsing when bam, zombie apocalypse. an announcement comes over the PA system saying that the military has discovered that the zombies' only weakness is overhyped books. what book that everyone is says is amazing but you really hate it will you throw at the zombies and successfully wipe them out?

V: Beautiful Creatures. I'm sorry, but you can break this book down into a formula. 'I only have ____ days left, Ethan.' 'You'll stay good.' 'You don't know!' ...I'm done I'm done. Sorry people. Not a fan. I think I don't actually hate many books, but I didn't even finish this one. 

S: Delirium. Lauren Oliver. I know a lot of people rave about this series, but I literally didn't even finish. I don't know if I was in a book slump at the time or if it just really didn't capture my attention. I thought Lena was a little whiny and I just got bored. UGHH (but I also agree with V cause Beautiful Creatures SUCKED) 

V: Apparently, we have a problem with female heroines named Lena.

2) A sequel: let's say you're in the hair salon with a smashing haircut when suddenly there's a torrential downpour. what sequel would you use to protect your hair?

V: The Elite by Kiera Cass. This was kinda a let down. America really got on my nerves this book, especially at the end. And Maxon...this book really didn't treat him that well. But ugh. I just....ick. Let's just say the end of this book had me chucking my Kindle across the room (sorry, Kindle!) and just being incredibly frustrated.

S: Crossed by Allie Condie. THIS IS 400 PAGES OF ABSOLUTE NOTHING. NOTHING I TELL YOU. I started reading it, having high hopes because I loved the first book in the trilogy, Matched, but this was the biggest letdown of my entire life. I can't even think about it without becoming completely enraged. I don't often say that I hate books, but this one. I HATE it. 

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 revolutionized 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 its worth detention just to show everyone how you feel! What Classic did you chuck? 

V: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. How shall we start this rant? Let's see...there is no one in this book that is likeable. No. Freaking. One. I'm not even kidding you here. Darl? Ew. Ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew. This is the creepiest guy in the literary world. Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events? Yeah, he seems like a Care Bear compared to Darl. And the rest of the family? A selfish, manipulative father, a boring as a block of wood (that's a pun about his character) brother, a couple of annoying siblings, and everyone else in between. There is no character I appreciate in this book. No. One. Also, the plot of this? Yeah I didn't find it either.

S: Moby Freaking Dick by some a-hole I don't want to mention. (Herman Melville. If time travel ever is invented I'm going back in time to kill you. So you can't write this book. Thank.) I read this book in Junior year english and I felt like reading this was less painful than threading needles through your eyes. It didn't help that we spent more than a month and a half reading/talking about/writing papers about this book. IF I HEAR ONE MORE REFERENCE TO THE WHITENESS OF THE WHALE I WILL SCREAM. Ishmael is creepy. Ahab is creepy. Queequeg is creepy. Starbuck is creepy. Everything about this book is creepy. And I usually like creepy. Not to mention the chapters of complete and utter irrelevance about hunting whales. If I was a character in this book I would have sunk the Pequod with my own two hands. 

4) Your Least Favorite 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?

V: I had to think about this. Really I did. What's a book that I can't enjoy, couldn't get into, even regretted reading? So I thought. And I thought. Then, mine eyes fell upon a copy of Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. Not going to lie, I originally started this rant about New Moon, but then I thought about how the characters develop as time goes on the time this series ended I really had a rant ready to go. Let's talk to Bella and Edward first. GET YOUR ACTS TOGETHER. This entire series was annoying because Bella has no spine, and Edward had no personality. Jacob was a character I could've been ok with. Until Breaking Dawn. Without including spoilers: JACOB BLACK GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER. And then this huge buildup in the book, everyone's been freaking out for practically the whole series, and what happens? Well...if you're reading the book to find out, my apologies. Because this was not a great book. This wasn't even a good book. This was a book I finished, looked up, and made up my own ending to the series. And I didn't even like the series. Let's just make a general memo to everyone in the Twilight Saga: GET. YOUR. ACT. TOGETHER. Get a spine, get a personality, get some character development, get some intelligence. I know a lot of people don't like the books; I know a lot of people do. You can probably guess what camp I fall into. This was the ending to a series I have never felt the urge to reread. Or open again. And this was the culmination of characters I had absolutely no patience for. So...yeah. These are thick books too so if my survival depended on burning these for warmth, they're thick enough to last awhile. Plus, with that big Twilight phase, there's probably a bunch in the library too. I don't like really hating on books because there are people out there who love these, and that's great for you. Me? Eh, I'll survive global warming with 'em.

S: While I agree with everything that Vi just said about Breaking Dawn, I went in a different direction for my ranty hatred. The book I chose is actually irredeemable in my eyes. I read it, and then it was like OH! A second one! And I was like OH! I'll give it another chance to get better. NO. It STILL sucked. And then it was like OH! A THIRD ONE! And, masochistic as I am, I was like OH! I'll give it one more chance to be good. AND IT WAS STILL TERRIBLE. But it all started out with the atrocity that was the first book in this series. Shiver, first book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater. This book was literally PAINFUL to read. Everything about it was lackluster, from the characters to the plot, to the way the supernatural elements were introduced. Can I just talk about the characters for a second? Sam and Grace. Can I think of two blander, less interesting characters ever in the history of literature (besides Bella and Edward, Vi)? nO. No. NoooOOOooOOOOOooooO. I can't. I can't even rant about this because it makes me so angry. The characters are bland, the plot literally put me to sleep, and there's whining. LOTS of whining. Plus there's the question of beastiality, which I won't even delve into. FREAKY. 

V: Actually, I read Shiver. Then I stopped. I pretended it was a stand alone, and I never went further on. After reading what Sunny wrote, I'm going to assume traumatizing is the aftereffect of completing this series. 

S: You assume correctly. 

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I've been book slumping and stressing about (but not studying for) finals, and though its no excuse, I'm lazy.


1 comment:

  1. that was quite the tag, dearie. can't wait to do some more collabs/ see more of your awesome posts!!


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