I have read several books in my life that I have regretted reading. They have either been a complete waste of time, are depressing, or are just down right stupid. But before we get started on listing these dreadful books, I would like you to know that this is only my opinion. If you like any of these books, that's great, and I'm terribly sorry to have bashed it...so now lets get on with the bashing:P
The first book that comes to mind when I think of a waste of time is The Looking Glass Wars. The first one was entertaining and a fun idea, but when it kept going on, and on, and on, through to the third book, I was bored. I didn't even finish it. Plus Frank Beddor completely ruined the original Alice in Wonderland idea...so if you see this book cover, stay away from it! While the first one may be entertaining, you will probably spend money that you didn't want to and waste time you didn't want to waste by reading the next two!
Yes...his books do have cool covers...
The second book that I think of as being horribly depressing is Mockingjay.
I have never been a Ted Dekker fan, but when I saw the first of the Circle series at my Library, I thought it sounded like it was worth a try.
Despite a lovely cover and classic story, I didn't even make it the whole way through this book. I adore some of Robin McKinley's works, but Spindle's End was so full of flowery speach and insignificant details, I found myself growing very bored and detached from the characters. It sits on my bookshelf, though; waiting to be read. Perhaps some day I will finish it and realize that it was in fact a good book...but for now, it sits unread next to a very well loved and read Beauty.
So tell me what books you wish that you hadn't read and if you enjoyed some of the ones I didn't care for. Next post will be four books that you HAVE to read:)
See y'all at the Fanfiction Contest tomorrow!
Here's a link to a stunning poem written by John Keats...and the best part is, it's being quoted by Tom Hiddleston! (Yes...Tom Hiddleston is one of my favorite actors) Enjoy! http://nicoleyoleypoley.
Isn't his speaking voice the most be-yew-tiful thing you've ever heard? Thanks to Rachel over at Sesquipedalian Dreamer for sending it to me! (Check out her blog...it's fully awesome:)
Until next time!