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message 1: by Shelli (new)

Shelli I just finished Angelology....I had really high hopes for this even though it didn't get great reviews...it has a beautiful cover and I thought the idea was interesting and would be an exciting read...not so much....way to wordy and slow...many parts not believeable even in the context of the story...some dialougue seemed out of place...terrible ending...2.5 stars.


message 2: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (bellamy22) These gorgeous new covers are death to my wallet!!!


message 3: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
I heard bad reviews for Angelology and decided to avoid it. Its a shame when you get drawn in by something and it disappoints. Especially if you read it all the way through!


message 4: by Shelli (new)

Shelli I know.....I swear right up until the end I was still hopeful that something would happen that was great and make it all worthwhile.....didn't happen.


message 5: by Yassemin (new)

Yassemin (yas666) | 59 comments I looked into Angelology too out of interest and it surprises me that 99% of the reviews are bad. Won't be picking that one up I'm afraid!


message 6: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 289 comments Time for me to post Angelology to Paperbackswap before no one well request it :P


message 7: by Stuart (new)

Stuart (asfus) | 103 comments Reigning Cats and Dogs by
Tanith Lee certainly falls into this category, see my review:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/80...


message 8: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 289 comments Thanks Stuart by that title I never would have guessed right what it was about.


message 9: by Stuart (new)

Stuart (asfus) | 103 comments Karla wrote: "Thanks Stuart by that title I never would have guessed right what it was about."

It sort of fits, quite a difficult book to bolt a title onto.


message 10: by Nadia (new)

Nadia A (bagambo) I finished Mockingjay and was so disappointed with the ending. Collins had my attention up to a point and then from there it was lost. Its like she got tired and just threw together a quick ending.


message 11: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 289 comments I also was a little disappointed Nadia but I wasn't sure if it was because it was over or because it just was such a sour ending. I do think it was a bright ending though. Anyone that lives though war is left with damages not sunny happy endings.


message 12: by Shelli (new)

Shelli I read this years ago...but it fits here....The Last Time They Met.


message 13: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Nadia wrote: "I finished Mockingjay and was so disappointed with the ending. Collins had my attention up to a point and then from there it was lost. Its like she got tired and just threw together a quick ending."

I was a little disappointed with the ending. All it really needed was some more detail in the last couple of chapters. It didn't ruin the series for me though. Definitely one of my favourite series!


message 14: by Shelli (new)

Shelli I agree Jo!


message 15: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 289 comments I adored The hunger games trilogy also, it was a thrilling ride! And so many young teens are talking about them I have had so many conversations with my friends kids that read the series its a great ice breaker with them.


message 16: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephbelch) | 5 comments I got DEAD ish  by Naomi Kramer threw my kindle app and I thought the whole idea of the book was neat.A girl's boyfried kills her and hides her body and she can't locate it. So she starts to haunt her boyfriend in hopes of finding her body so that she can move on from purgatory, to either heaven or hell. I don't know if it was they way it was written or how the events in the book where placed, but I was so diappointed when I finished reading it.


message 17: by Crystal (new)

Crystal Falconer (librarycrystal) | 4 comments The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

I read a lot of reviews about this novel that gushed about how they couldn't put it down and they loved it so much blah blah blah. I thought it was crap. So disappointing.


message 18: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarah23l) Crystal - I'm currently listening to The Little Giant of Aberdeen County on audio and I feel the same way. The story has been painfully slow and quite frankly, boring, but I keep plugging away at it in hopes that it will get better. If I wasn't almost finished with it, I'd be tempted to quit altogether.


message 19: by Crystal (new)

Crystal Falconer (librarycrystal) | 4 comments I was starting to wonder if I was the only one!!!


message 20: by Shelli (last edited Nov 08, 2010 04:58AM) (new)

Shelli Sarah wrote: "Crystal - I'm currently listening to The Little Giant of Aberdeen County on audio and I feel the same way. The story has been painfully slow and quite frankly, boring, but I keep plugging away at i..."

Sarah...I didn't want to say anything earlier...was curious to see what you thought...I started this last year and never finished...took it back to the library!


message 21: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarah23l) I finished it, but it didn't get any better.


message 22: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 289 comments I am going to take that off my TBR then. To many other books on my TBR anyways so its good to cut something.


message 23: by Shelli (new)

Shelli I know what you mean Karla....I sometimes like to take a few books off my tbr!!!


message 24: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 289 comments Funny though I tried to get it off my TBR and there wasn't the option to remove it?? I will try again I know I have removed them before but I can't seem to remember how. Maybe I just can't get my head clear these days!


message 25: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarah23l) Karla, if you go under the "my books" tab and click on your to-read list, there should be an X on the right-hand side of the page where you can click to remove the book from your list.


message 26: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 289 comments That's it Sarah!! I swear I had done this before but I wasn't going to my list. I was just going to the book page itself. Now I know what I was doing wrong. I swear I need my head examined!


Gitte - Bookworm's Closet (gittetofte) A few years ago, I read one of Jonathan Coe's novels, The House of Sleep, and loved it! It's one of my favorites and I gave to friends and family for Christmas that year (and everyone loved it), and since then, I've read several of his other books, but was always (except one) disappointed with them! They never match House of Sleep! And now I've just finished Coe's first novel The Accidental Woman, which disappointed me even more than his other novels. I really didn't get it!


message 28: by Shelli (new)

Shelli Gitte wrote: "A few years ago, I read one of Jonathan Coe's novels, The House of Sleep, and loved it! It's one of my favorites and I gave to friends and family for Christmas that year..."

Added The House of Sleep to my TBR!


Gitte - Bookworm's Closet (gittetofte) Shelli wrote: "Gitte wrote: "A few years ago, I read one of Jonathan Coe's novels, The House of Sleep, and loved it! It's one of my favorites and I gave to friends and family for Chris..."

Hope you enjoy - it's so much fun!


message 30: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarah23l) Just added it my TBR too - looks funny!


message 31: by Susan (new)

Susan I added it too! LOL


message 32: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 289 comments Me too! Me too!!


message 33: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 289 comments Gitte! It was available on PBS so I went ahead and ordered it!


message 34: by Shelli (new)

Shelli Karla....I did too!


Gitte - Bookworm's Closet (gittetofte) I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did! I read it for a lit class and as far as I remember everyone liked it except for one girl who didn't finish it... But the rest of us had fun with it :D


message 36: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 289 comments Ok got to admit the lit class comment scared me a little! So this is a book I hope that isn't over my head! I'm tall so maybe I'll be ok?? Just playing, but seriously this isn't a difficult read is it?


Gitte - Bookworm's Closet (gittetofte) Karla wrote: "Ok got to admit the lit class comment scared me a little! So this is a book I hope that isn't over my head! I'm tall so maybe I'll be ok?? Just playing, but seriously this isn't a difficult read is..."

No, not at all! It's a very quick and easy read with some very funny passages! I remember the first 10-15 pages being a bit strange, but then the story really picked up.


message 38: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 289 comments Great thanks again! I need a dose of funny stuff yo pick up my spirits.


message 39: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Necroscope. Ridiculously wordy and boring. A shame because the story itself could have been good.


message 40: by Ashwini (new)

Ashwini (bookshelver) | 12 comments The Girl Who Played with Fire I expected the story to start slow and then get really exciting (as was the case 2ith Series 1) But the story was painfully slow, and had way too many characters. It was difficult keeping track of who was who. Whew! Sorely disappointed. Saw the movie version too which was lame too but at least they made the story move on quickly enough.


message 41: by Diane (last edited Dec 15, 2010 12:15AM) (new)

Diane  (dianedj) Oh, Ashwini, sorry you were disappointed in the final book. I agree there were so many characters, I had to have a post-it in the front of the book to keep everyone straight.


Gitte - Bookworm's Closet (gittetofte) Just finished The Gargoyle, which failed to move me...


message 43: by Ashwini (new)

Ashwini (bookshelver) | 12 comments Diane D. wrote: "Oh, Ashwini, sorry you were disappointed in the final book. I agree there were so many characters, I had to have a post-it in the front of the book to keep everyone straight."

LOL ... I should have thought of that too! :D Diane, this was not the final book. Its the middle one. I hope the final does not disappoint because I cant stop myself from finishing the trilogy! :D


message 44: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Gitte wrote: "Just finished The Gargoyle, which failed to move me..."

I didn't think it lived up to the hype either.


message 45: by Diane (last edited Dec 15, 2010 03:24PM) (new)

Diane  (dianedj) Ashwini wrote: "Diane D. wrote: "Oh, Ashwini, sorry you were disappointed in the final book. I agree there were so many characters, I had to have a post-it in the front of the book to keep everyone straight."

LO..."


Ashwini, Oh, yes, you're right, I misread your post. Get your yellow stickies out for keeping track of the characters the third book if you thought the second one had a lot! :)


message 46: by Diane (new)

Diane  (dianedj) Jo wrote: "Gitte wrote: "Just finished The Gargoyle, which failed to move me..."

I didn't think it lived up to the hype either."


Hmmmmm...I am reading it now.....not sure how I feel about it yet.


message 47: by Angela (new)

Angela (bookangel2) | 220 comments Diane D. wrote: "Jo wrote: "Gitte wrote: "Just finished The Gargoyle, which failed to move me..."

I didn't think it lived up to the hype either."

Hmmmmm...I am reading it now.....not sure how I..."


I read The Gargoyle last year and still have mixed feelings about it. I found it fascinating, but would not want to read it again.


message 48: by Clementine (new)

Clementine (silentreverie) | 5 comments Mockingjay is a bit disappointing but it is still a lovely book to read.


message 49: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
I gave up half way through on Santaland Diaries. It wasn't for me.


message 50: by Shelli (new)

Shelli Jo wrote: "I gave up half way through on Santaland Diaries. It wasn't for me."

Oh well!!


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