Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Book Sacrifice Tag

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Liz over at Out of Coffee, Out of Mind was a cool person and tagged me for the Book Sacrifice Tag! Thanks, Liz!

Also, just because I would sacrifice these books doesn’t mean that they are terrible or you shouldn’t like them. DO WHAT YOU WANT. Let’s just not sacrifice each other over our opinions.

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an over-hyped book | situation: You are in a bookstore when zombies attack. Over the loudspeaker, you hear the military informing you that over-hyped books are the zombies' only weakness. What over-hyped book will you chuck at the zombies? (And remember, no body shots. Head shots only. Come on, you’ve seen The Walking Dead—you know how this works.)

I felt like Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter was a huge disappointment. And I’d heard such good things about it! Of my friends on Goodreads, all of them gave it 3-5 stars, which means all of them at least liked it. BUT THERE WAS LITERALLY NO EXTERNAL PROBLEM IN CAMMIE’S LIFE AND SHE WAS COMPLETELY PASSIVE THE ENTIRE NOVEL. Ugh, this was just a painful read.

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a sequel | situation: You are caught in a torrential downpour, and you’re probably the type who melts when you get wet. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne. NOOP. Noop noop noop. There’s so much to say but the worst part was definitely the screwy characterization of Severus Snape. That was unacceptable to me. Better his dialogue melts than me.

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a classic | situation: You’re in English class and your professor won’t stop going on about a classic that "revolutionized literature." Personally, you think that classic is garbage, and you decide to express your opposing opinion by hurling it at his head. What classic is that?

Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Forgive me if I don’t find the overwhelming male-ness of the novel interesting or true or worthwhile. Say what you will about human morality—though I also believe a different group of boys could easily have created a very different novel. I just hate it.

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a least favorite book | situation: You’re hanging out at a bookstore (where else would you be?) when global warming somehow manages to turn the world into a frozen wasteland. Naturally, your only hope of survival is to burn a book. Which book would you not regret tossing onto the fire?

The worst novel I have ever read is Casino Royale by Ian Fleming. I have seen all the James Bond movies, including all three Casino Royales, so I was hoping the book might be good. No, it was boring and dumb. I will sum it up so you do not have to read it: James Bond is a spy. It is spy beach day! Yay! James Bond has sex. James Bond gambles! More sex! Then James Bond goes for a drive. Then, suddenly, there is international conflict and James Bond and his girlfriend are tortured! But then James Bond saves the day and more sex happens. The end. Blah.


So, I could tell you more strong feelings about books I didn’t like but you’re probably done now, as am I. I don’t plan to tag anyone, but please, steal this from me if you feel so inclined.

All right, let us here it. What is a book that you would sacrifice, and why?


10 comments :

  1. Yuuuuus this tag makes me inner book critic smile so much. Some books are just really bad?? And that's horrible to say, but it's kind of true?? I would sacrifice The Fault in our Stars with NO REGRETS.

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    1. XDD There ARE plenty of bad books out there. And sure, that may be a subjective thing to say, but subjectivity has its truths. XD And you do that sacrifice, girl.

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  2. This is tough... I would have to sacrifice Diary of a Wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney.

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    1. Ohhh, yeah. I have no complaints there.

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  3. Hahaha, "better his dialogue melts than me." I haven't read it yet, but now I'm not sure I want to...

    Hmmm... If I were to sacrifice a book it'd probably be this terrible book I read last year. Can't remember the title, but it was basically every terrible Christian cliché combined with terrible writing in one book. I wanted to cry, then burn the book and fuel the fire with my tears of misery.

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    1. *purses lips* Well, um, it is important, I guess, that you read a text and form your uh, own opinions, like, you know?

      Ughhhhhhhh that is so bad and seriously though you could probably sacrifice at least half of Christian books published because they are MISERABLE INDEED.

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  4. While I still love Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy I do agree that it's quite weak conflict-wise, something I noticed especially on my most recent reread. (But like, it's super nostalgic now, so I don't care anymore. :P)

    I think I sort of agree with you on your Lord of the Flies comment, but I also know that I figured the same thing wouldn't have happened if it had been a bunch of girls. So in that sense, I think the maleness coupled with the story rang true for me, because young boys can be quite cruel and irresponsible. But you're also right that a different group of boys might have behaved differently.

    Ugh, Casino Royale does sound like quite the let down. I still have to see the movie at some point. I've been meaning to get around to it forever, but yeah. I'm behind on Bond. And by behind, I mean, I own Quantum of Solace, and that's it. *cries*

    Thank you for doing the tag! I really enjoyed your answers! :)

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    1. See, I didn't read it when I was younger so it has nothing good about it going for me. XD But I respect those who do have nostalgia points because I still cling to these terrible books I loved in middle school.

      Yeah, the male aspect did seem overwhelming... But... still. I guess I have a higher expectation of people when they are left alone just because I know that if I were on the island, and if many of the boys I knew at that age were on the island, there's no way in hell that would have lasted.

      Yes, see the movie, but do not read the book. And hopefully you will like the Casino Royale movie better, because Quantum of Solace was not even that good, hahaha...

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  5. I did this tag too: https://thecemeteryofbook.blogspot.ro/2016/11/tag-book-sacrifice_26.html. It was awesome >:D<

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