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696 books · 470 voters · list created January 22nd, 2009 by Misfit (votes) .
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Misfit 5379 books
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message 1: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Leave Kate Mosse alone - I loved that book

:O)))))


message 2: by Misfit (last edited Jan 22, 2009 02:45PM) (new)

Misfit Sorry Bettie :)

I want to know about The Time Traveler's Wife. I haven't got around to reading that one yet.


message 3: by Susan (new)

Susan What did you hate about Abundance, just for curiosity's sake? I enjoyed it--once I got past the first "see Ma, I'm writing literary fiction" chapter.

I tried to vote, but can't figure out what I'm voting for. Am I voting to say that I also disliked the book, or that I liked it?


message 4: by Lee (last edited Jan 22, 2009 03:17PM) (new)

Lee Tee hee, sorry Bettie, that Kate Mosse book was yuck! Cardboard characters, I couldn't take it....


message 5: by Lee (new)

Lee Where can you see who the creator of the list is?


message 6: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Lee wrote: "Where can you see who the creator of the list is?"

You can't see for sure but I think this is Misfit's brainchil' as she was the first one of us listed.


message 7: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Misfit wrote: "Sorry Bettie :)

I want to know about The Time Traveler's Wife. I haven't got around to reading that one yet."


Hello there - I didn't mind TTTW, not really a 'me' book but not a wall-banger per se.



message 8: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Susan wrote: "What did you hate about Abundance, just for curiosity's sake? I enjoyed it--once I got past the first "see Ma, I'm writing literary fiction" chapter.

I tried to vote, but can't figure out what I..."


Lee wrote: "Where can you see who the creator of the list is?"

It's me, its a take off on a listmania I did on Amazon. I find it very therputic :)






message 9: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Susan wrote: "What did you hate about Abundance, just for curiosity's sake? I enjoyed it--once I got past the first "see Ma, I'm writing literary fiction" chapter.

I tried to vote, but can't figure out what I..."


It looks like Barb is the one who voted that one on the list, I've never read it. Listopia on goodreads is kinda fun because other readers can vote books on and/or add their votes to previous additions.

A vote in this case would be a vote for a wall banger. Not sure if you can remove it, but try if you like.

My, this is a busy list being as it's only a few hours old :)




message 10: by Lee (new)

Lee I'm curious about Abundance too. I loved Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund. It's one of my favourite books.


message 11: by Lee (new)

Lee Hey Misfit, thanks for answering my question. It looks like you have a chatty bunch of friends!


message 12: by Lee (new)

Lee Who added Serena and why? I've been reading rave reviews about that one.


message 13: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Lee wrote: "Who added Serena and why? I've been reading rave reviews about that one. "

That was me, I'd seen all the rave reviews as well. I just could not get into it, there were too many secondary characters that it had my head spinning, and while I expected Serena to be bad and nasty it just wasn't bad and nasty in a fun way. I think it's just me, but glad it was a library book.

I've been looking at Ahab's Wife for the longest time. One of these days...


message 14: by Laura (new)

Laura Misfit, I just added some more books


message 15: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Laura, good additions I forgot about Nectar from a Stone - although I do admit to having a bad book day when I started it, it wasn't the only book to hit the wall that day :)

Funny about The Fools Tale, I loved it about three years ago when I was just starting to get into medievals but I'm not so sure I'd feel the same today.


message 16: by Laura (new)

Laura I was quite dissapointed when I finished this book, perhaps I was expecting too much.


message 17: by Sera (last edited Jan 24, 2009 03:03PM) (new)

Sera I added My Sister's Keeper, too. Most of Picolt's stuff IMHO is pure crap, except for Nineteen Minutes.


message 18: by Bettie (new)

Bettie have you all noticed how many how these wall-bangers are mother/daughter/sister/brother type things?


message 19: by Lee (new)

Lee Why are Jodi Piccoult's books so popular? I have never read one and they don't appeal to me at all. Every time I read a synopsis of one of her books I just don't get what all the hype is about.


message 20: by Bettie (new)

Bettie I am so unreasonable - just her name necessitates me to want to slap sommit!

hahahah

I've sneaked out for a slice of toast - Wick-ed! Dear M is zeding like a trooper and Ross Poldark is urging me back but sometimes one has to be a little unconventional.

Tum te dum te doo dah day


message 21: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Misfit wrote: "Lee wrote: "Who added Serena and why? I've been reading rave reviews about that one. "

That was me, I'd seen all the rave reviews as well. I just could not get into it, there were too many sec..."



hmm - title grabs me - let's have a looksee...



message 22: by Bettie (last edited Feb 10, 2009 03:28PM) (new)

Bettie Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery, 1720-1870 (Hardcover)
by Lisa Norling


um, no! Not planning to venture along that particular career route


message 23: by Bettie (new)

Bettie I've just ordered that Pillars of the Earth - come out with your dukes up and tell me why this is not a good book.


message 24: by Lee (new)

Lee Well I can't tell you because I have't read it yet Ms. Late Night Chatty Pants


message 25: by Lee (new)

Lee I have Serena home from the library but haven't cracked it open yet. I'll let you know how it goes.
I'm deeply involved with Octavian Nothing, those I CAN heartily recommend.


message 26: by Bettie (new)

Bettie I have that octavian in my audio library - I shall move it nearer the tbr apex


message 27: by Bettie (new)

Bettie and yes - I am in a late night chatty mode/mood - it won't last longer than this here mug of tea


message 28: by Bettie (new)

Bettie that Serena - is it the one by Ron Rash (what a name!)


message 29: by Lee (new)

Lee Yes it is! Ronny Rash is the one.

Octavian is different but excellent, I'm on volume two. American Revolutionary War from a slave's perspective.


message 30: by Bettie (new)

Bettie tea gone - bettie going - air kisses one and all mbwah mbwah


message 31: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Bettie wrote: "I've just ordered that Pillars of the Earth - come out with your dukes up and tell me why this is not a good book."

My goodness you two have been busy here today :)

Pillars, I guess it's what you're looking for in a book. For many it's a page turning action adventure, but if you're looking for an accurate representative of the medieval period look elsewhere. I also found the graphic sex and violence to be way over the top.

I'd like to see what you two think of Serena, that one just didn't grab me. I don't mind a real unlikeable character but I'd sure like to know what made her that way.


message 32: by Lee (new)

Lee So the nastiness of the protagonist ruined the book for you eh Misfit? I had the same problem with the woman in House of Sand and Fog. I had to give it two stars because I hated her even though the writing was good.


message 33: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Hi Lee, I don't mind a nasty protagonist if I know what rocks her boat. In this case, I didn't know, nor was did the rest of the secondary characters interest me enough to stick with it, until when or if I found out what (if ever) I found out what made Serena the way she was.

Who knows? I was on my third or fourth week stuck at home with a busted knee and perhaps this wasn't the right book for me at the right time. Who knows, but when I look at the critical reviews at Amazon they are very much in line with my impressions of the book (as far as I got).


message 34: by Casimir (last edited Jan 17, 2010 10:42PM) (new)

Casimir Radon Who can't finish The Golden Compass? It's not a hard read, it's exciting, and there isn't even anything that early on to offend the holy rollers. Somebody's retarded.


message 35: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Hah! You go right ahead and defend Plaidy. I'm still going to try one or two more just in case.


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

Misfit wrote: "Sorry Bettie :)

I want to know about The Time Traveler's Wife. I haven't got around to reading that one yet."


i finished it liek just a week ago! its good! i was pretty much hooke dup to it although at times it made me yawned!


message 37: by [deleted user] (last edited Jul 02, 2010 09:28PM) (new)

Sera wrote: "I added My Sister's Keeper, too. Most of Picolt's stuff IMHO is pure crap, except for Nineteen Minutes."

I liked all I read OK except 19 Minutes! I sure get tired of them going to court in every single book tho.


message 38: by Megan (new)

Megan I voted for "The Summer Garden" by Paullina Simons - not because I couldn't finish it (I've read it a few times, being the final book in the Bronze Horseman Trilogy which is my favourite story of all time) but because of what happened in it. When you invest about 2000 pages of reading time into a story and you grow to love the characters, for one of them to do something so dispicable is VERY frustrating. I literally threw it against the wall screaming obscenities at the main character. Those who've read it will know what I'm referring to... It left me heartbroken.


message 39: by Misfit (new)

Misfit I agree, that book sure could use an editor.


message 40: by Orli (new)

Orli i had the same problem with the host at first but then i went back to try again and it was amazing, you just really have to push through the first 30 pages or so but after that, trust me, its worth it

the time traveler's wife is also another great book that starts off confusingly but is worth it

as for the hobbit i just tried to read that and its not even that i didnt like it i just couldnt read it, i only got to like page 80, i dont really know why... i think ill try again sometimes soon


message 41: by TheWellReadLady (new)

TheWellReadLady I added The Great Gatsby and Breakfast at Tiffany's - both totally over-rated in my mind.


message 42: by Lariela (new)

Lariela The Hobbit does not belong on that list, neither does Little Women.


message 43: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Lariela wrote: "The Hobbit does not belong on that list, neither does Little Women."

This list, like many others at GR, is for readers to express their personal opinion about a book. What is a wallbanger to one reader isn't always a wallbanger to the next reader.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yeah, it's not in the category of "non-fiction on a fiction list," for example.


message 45: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Yeah, it's not in the category of "non-fiction on a fiction list," for example."

*nods*

One could lose librarian privileges for removing books like that from lists.


message 46: by ``Laurie (new)

``Laurie Henderson Thanks for this entertaining list :D


message 47: by Misfit (new)

Misfit ``Laurie wrote: "Thanks for this entertaining list :D"

I live to serve.


message 48: by Maritina (new)

Maritina Mela Lol, all kind of books have been added on this list, so I can't help but think that it is no longer a genuine "bad books" list


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