Wow! You actually read this thing? You will do anything for your blog, won't you?
You are the last person I expected to read this.
I'm trying to decide which is more shocking - that you read it or that you thought it was stupid? Hmm.
Barbara: Going for that all important well-rounded award.Loni: The man thing? Or because it's popular?Carrie: Why is it shocking that I thought this was stupid? I'm offended by your shock on that one ;)
I don't know.... Neither? Both? When I think of you and reading, this type of book doesn't pop to mind. Also, it started as Twilight fan fiction... Why did you read it anyway? I haven't and I don't plan to. Ever.
Loni: Back in my university days, I went through a short-lived phase of reading hugely popular but critically maligned novels. I remember debating the value of such a task with my roommate. My argument then is the same as it is now. While I might suspect a book is crap, I'd like to decide for myself, to form my own opinion. I like Three's Company, while I know that was slammed by critics. Alas, when it comes to books, my instincts haven't been proven wrong yet. Maybe I just need to trust them more.
I totally agree that you should form your own opinions. There are books that I loved/hated that others felt the opposite about.I forgot to mention, this is probably my favourite review of this book.
Loni: I didn't want to waste any more time on it. Besides, any observations I could make would all wind up making the same point.
Garbage! I read the first one and that was enough.
Out of curiosity, do you always finish these books or do you sometimes bail? When younger, I would force myself to read a book I started. Now I occasionally bail at the halfway mark, and once in a blue moon after the first chapter. Of course, I generally wouldn't review a book I had bailed on, unless I really wanted to steer people away.
Teena: Absolutely. I was thinking that sometime down the road I'd revisit all the series I'd started but didn't finish. I've now decided against it.Eric: No, the only book I've ever bailed on was "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" but it was unintentional. I lost it or something, I don't remember. Coincidentally, "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" features frequently in 50 Shades.
Your review is perfect. Only one word is necessary to describe this soft core porn book.
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