Monday, April 18, 2011

30 Days of Books - Day 11

After watching the season 6 premiere of Supernatural earlier (EPIC let down, let me tell you!), my housemate is now subjecting me to some bollocks called Eastbound & Down. I have never been so bored in my life. Seriously, I'd rather watch Stalker Edward Cullen than this. Aaaand what a surprise, it's produced by Will Ferrell, the least funny man on the planet (besides, obviously, Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey). I hated it within about two minutes of it starting.

Anythisisashitfest, it's rather appropriate given today's theme:

Day 11 - A book you hated

Well, originally I was planning on writing about The Schumann Frequency by Christopher Ride, which I got as the free book in a 3 for 2 promotion at Borders last year. It was so bad that the best thing I ever did with the book was use it to kill a spider that was on my window sill. But then yesterday, Ness reminded me of this:
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Good GOD, I hate this book. There's nothing redeeming about any of the main characters, as far as I'm concerned. They're abusive and masochistic, and if the relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine is considered love, I'll happily die alone. They all deserve to be miserable. Incidentally, the moment I realised that I was going to hate Twilight? When Bella mentions that Wuthering Heights is her favourite book. Vomit...

(Nessa, did we do this as part of Classic Victorian Novel in first year English? I suspect that's the only reason I own the book, but I can't for the life of me remember studying this piece of crap. If we did, I must have blocked it out...)

K xx

Day 01 - The best book you read last year

Day 02 - A book you've read more than 3 times
Day 03 - Your favourite series
Day 04 - Your favourite book of your favourite series
Day 05 - A book that makes you happy
Day 06 - A book that makes you sad
Day 07 - Most underrated book
Day 08 - Most overrated book
Day 09 - A book you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 10 - Favourite classic book
Day 11 - A book you hated
Day 12 - A book you used to love but don't any more
Day 13 - Your favourite writer
Day 14 - Favourite book of your favourite writer
Day 15 - Favourite male character
Day 16 - Favourite female character
Day 17 - Favourite quote from your favourite book
Day 18 - A book that disappointed you
Day 19 - Favourite book turned into a movie
Day 20 - Favourite romance book
Day 21 - Favourite book from your childhood
Day 22 - Favourite book you own
Day 23 - A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven't
Day 24 - A book you wish more people would've read
Day 25 - A character you can relate to the most
Day 26 - A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 - The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 - Favourite title
Day 29 - A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 - Your favourite book of all time

8 comments:

  1. I was going to suggest this for most overrated book ever, I don't know why on earth people love it so much. I hated it and all the characters, they're so horrible they deserve to die alone and be found half eaten by Alsatians three weeks later! Good choice!

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  2. I saw one episode of Eastbound and Down cause the ex likes it. When I didn't really laugh at all he never put it on for me again... must be a very specific sense of humor that enjoys it.

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  3. I'm pretty sure it must have been on the CVN curriculum, otherwise I would probably have never read it all the way through! Then again, I do have this habit of not being able to stop reading a book until I have finished, no matter how hateful they may be...

    ~*Ness

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  4. Wow, that was terrible grammar. Soz. (<-- irony)

    ~*Ness

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  5. Sara - yes! They definitely deserve to be eaten by Alsatians!!

    Lauren - It really must. I looked it up on IMDb and it was rated 8.8/10. I have no idea how...

    Nessa - I have the same problem. But it's the fact that I *own* the book that makes me think it must have been on the CVN curriculum!

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  6. I. Can't. Stand. The Bronte Sisters. Everyone who wishes to fight me on that says that it's because I'm a guy, but I mean, the plot of Jane Eyre involves someone impersonating a gypsy psychic, the guy's crazy wife being locked in an attic, and the crazy wife going even crazier and burning the whole house down. That's pretty awesome. But you know what isn't? How the Brontes write. It's dry Victorian-era nonsense.

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  7. Tim - you left out the part where the crazy wife in the attic goes vampire/werewolf on her brother and tries to bite a chunk out of him and drink his blood.

    That said, the writing does mean it can be kind of hard to see the awesomeness of the plot with Jane Eyre. Wuthering Heights, on the other hand, has no such redeeming plot points!

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  8. I agree. Wuthering Heights is horrible. I had to read it for a class. Otherwise I never would have bothered to read past the first chapter.

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