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March 19, 2009

The Best Worst Book You’ve Ever Read

Filed under: books,meme,reading,reading list — by Monica @ 2:21 pm

BBT: How about, “What’s the worst ‘best’ book you’ve ever read — the one everyone says is so great, but you can’t figure out why?”

Monica: I don’t know if it is that I can’t think of anything right now or if I just haven’t read a book in which I found no interest in at all. Well, okay, there may be a couple that I can mention.
The Hobbit – I think I owned it at one point, I tried reading the first few pages but could not get into it. I don’t know if it is because I’m either into chick-lits, disturbing stories, and memoirs… Perhaps I’ll try again later.
Harry Potter – I read the first book (did I actually finish it? I can’t remember now). This was a long time ago. It was alright. I didn’t care to continue with its sequels. I’m not big into the fantasy novels and witchy stuff. I’m curious if I’m going to even like Twilight. My mom own’s all the Harry Potter books for just the sake of collecting them; she hasn’t read them. 
The Shinning – The only good part in this book is the lady in the bathtub. I hate the part with the hedges. How lame! And the movie? Boring! This is the only Steven King book I’ve read right now, and I have a ton of his books that were given to me. Perhaps I’ll read others. I read the first chapter of Desperado and I loved it. 
Anyway, that’s all that I can really think of. Some of the genres that become widely popular, are just not my cup of tea to begin with. 
I hope you have a great rest of your week & thanks for stopping by!


  1. I didn’t like Harry Potter either but one of my daughters has 2 sets, one for her and one for her husband so they can read them together. How lame is that? Yech!! I just posted mine here

    Comment by Kaye — March 19, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

  2. The Hobbit was an ok kid book, I guess, same with HP, but Twilight is just bad writing

    Comment by blodeuedd — March 19, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

  3. I did like HP 3 and 4. Others, not much.

    Here is what I wrote

    Comment by gautami tripathy — March 19, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

  4. Da Vinci Code for me. It doesn’t have any competitor.

    Comment by Matthew — March 19, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

  5. Although I’m a fantasy fan, I haven’t read the Hobbit yet and will not be reading Twilight. I’m not really inclined to read Harry Potter either. After one novel, I’m pretty tepid about Stephen King’s writing.

    Comment by Mish — March 19, 2009 @ 9:14 pm

  6. And that’s why I haven’t touched it. Bad reviews all around. (Da Vinci Code)

    Comment by Monica — March 20, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

  7. And every single one of my co-workers (pretty much) has read it or is currently making their way through the series. What is it about the book that everyone just loves?? I’m going to have to find out and see for myself….

    Comment by Monica — March 20, 2009 @ 1:26 pm

  8. I read Code about 4-5 years ago. It was one friends’ passed off to me, but what got my attention was the story about the Church and conspiracy. It had some interesting content. Despite the poor writing, I found it difficult to put down.

    Comment by Mish — March 21, 2009 @ 3:49 pm

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