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Suggested by Janet:

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?”

I’ve read so many of these in the past, that I’d be hardpressed to recall the titles.  In the past, this would have been because I read so much, so frequently, that I didn’t remember titles.  Now it’s because I read so seldom!  The babies have invaded my life!!  EEk.  I’m really not much of a fan of the Jane Austen books, or any of the very verbose, romantic stuff from the 1800 or 1900’s.  I’m much more likely to read Georgette Heyer and giggle through the whole thing.  The other stuff is too much work.

And then, the opposite:

Suggested by Janet:

The opposite of last week’s question: “What’s the best ‘worst’ book you’ve ever read — the one you like despite some negative reviews or features?”

I don’t ever read reviews or features.  I usually pick up books by authors I love, or according to the story blurb on the jacket.  Wubby reads the New York Times Best Seller List and orders books that way.  I always read what she brings home (except for the stories about boy soldiers and women who’ve survivied being war prisoners —  WAY to intense for me), and very seldom read the reviews.  I don’t always like the books from the best seller list and am much less likely to search for books that way, myself.

I can’t think of any worst books.  I know Uncle Tom’s Cabin has taken a beating lately, but it was a book that spoke volumbes to me.  Honestly, I think I need to be more tuned in to popular culture to know the answer to this, and I don’t expect that’s going to happen anytime soon.

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~ by byrningbunny on March 29, 2009.

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