This tag makes me feel guilty – a tag about SACRIFICING books? *gasps* Nevertheless, I think it does sound quite fun so let’s hop to it and answer some questions. I was tagged by TT @ Intro to Blurb so thank you muchly (and apologies for the late response, my time management is as good as your’s it seems).
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?
Before I Fall
by Lauren Oliver
To be fair, this was a tough choice because I’m a pretty ease to please reader so I struggled to think of one. And I then I remembered my diabolical love-hate relationship with Oliver. It would seem that I’m not a fan of her endings. Which frustrates me to no end – you see, it’s not just that I don’t like the endings of her books, it’s that I LOVE the books themselves with fury and passion and ARGH. I get let down so hard each time so YES, TAKE IT AWAY ZOMBIES *flings books*.
Situation: torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?
by Melissa Marr
I SET FIIIIREE TO THE RAAIIIN WATCHED IT BURRN AS I TOUCHED YOUR FAACEE. *crazed laughter* This was, hands down, my least favourite book in this series. I feel like the Wicked Lovely series is seriously under-talked about though. Like, sure, it wasn’t one of my favourites but I think it was a really cool and complicated look at the fae world. But yes, I wouldn’t cry if I accidentally dropped this one in a puddle.
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?
by Ray Bradbury
Gosh, this is so harsh, but yes, I did not enjoy this book at all. I finished it but it was such a slog. I really don’t understand why it’s so famous – I mean, it’s sort of cool concept wise, I guess? But overall I just found it so boring and bleh and just nope. Which is odd because I feel like it should be obligatory to love all books that are about books. However, I’m not willing to give it another try.
A Least Favourite 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?
The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum
by Heinrich Böll
I disliked this book so much that the memory of reading it brings tears of pain to my eyes. I have never, in my life, been so bored whilst reading something and cared so little about a character. Ever. Somebody hand me a match because this one is first in line to light up.