Don't call me hater! Because I'm not. I love books, hence this book blog! But to be honest there have been a few books Ive read that were awful! So to save who ever is reading this, from the mental trauma I went through after reading these true masterpieces of nonsense, here is my list of the 5 worst books.
5. An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
by Al Gore.
Movie- Brilliant! Book- Mind numbingly boring.
4. How to Marry the Man of your Choice by Margaret Kent
My mum has been giving me better advices than Ms (I highly doubt its Mrs.) Kent did in her 187 page long book.
3. Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous!
by Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin
Dear drill sergeants, if I wanted to commit suicide, I'd go to Seaview, NOT become a Vegan!
Thanks for calling me a fat whore though. Cheers!
2. House rules by Jodi picolt
I am all for intensely dramatic books but this book was just painful. I have been a loyal fan of the author since I was recommended My sister's keeper by a friend (thanks beebs) but House rules was far from reality. And frankly Jodi, Ive had enough of the courtroom drama in every book!
1. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Okay so I haven't read the entire book but two chapters in and my brain cells were dead. My fingernails were too short to pull my eyes out so I stopped, pulled out a pencil and scribbled on the front page 'A life changing book' and put it back on the library shelf. I wanted everyone to go through the agony I had gone through! WRONG move.
Weeks later, twilight was EVERYWHERE. I believe I played a major part in the success in of the book. Afterall, had I not written that remark, people my age would never have read it. Strange part- they actually loved it.
Well if dumb characters, awful dialogues and grammatically weak sentences are your thing then go ahead. Give it a try, you'll love it.
P.S. Twilight fans, don't kill me!
Ill-fated enough to have read a bad book?
Friday, 26 August 2011
I am not particularly fond of numbers but I do like reading statistics. They usually reveal surprising facts... if you can call them facts, that is. For example Pakistan's government claims it's rural population's literacy rate to be 48%!
Well...we know better.
Did you know that between 2002-2010 there was a: 99% increase in books in the genre of Poetry and Drama? 89% increase in Fiction, while only 2% and 4% increase in Language and Travel books, respectively. I am happy with the statistics. While Drama and Fiction are my favorite genres, I couldn't care less about books on Travel and Language (some things are best left for real life experiences).
Which are your favorite genres? I'd love to know. :)