Friday, June 22, 2012

#FF - Feature and Follow #25

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Q: If you could “unread” a book, which one would it be? Is it because you want to start over and experience it again for the first time? Or because it was THAT bad?


As I am a frequent visitor of used book stores, I sometimes happen upon wonderful jewels. 
But I most likely find terrible things. Things I still can't believe got published.
What I mean is: I have read a lot of bad books. A LOT. 
So I 'll just name a few. 
(I should have known the minute I saw most of these covers, but still I tried... so it was my fault)

The Sherbrooke Bride (Brides, #1)The Hellion Bride (Brides, #2)Captive of My DesiresMan of My Dreams (Sherring Cross, #1)Hadiah Untuk Dodie (The Bridesmaid's Reward)Big GirlHalflings (Halflings, #1)Beloved RivalsA Courtesan's Scandal (The Scandalous Series, #3)Deadly Little Secret (Touch, #1)

These are here because I coudn't keep going after the first few 5 or 10 pages. Most likely because I thought the writing was THAT bad/boring, the heroine was THAT bland/stupid, the plot was almost NONEXISTANT/UNBELIEVABLE or it sounded like a very bad fanfic.

But this just proves again how we all have very different opinions, right? Tons of people enjoyed these books. (and most of them will probably crucify me for listing Steel here, along with Halflings and Deadly Little Secret, which, to me, is a version of Twilight I hated even more than I did the original. -Please note that even Twilight didn't make this list.-).

Fans, I beg of you. Don't kill me/hate me. Just tell me, what was your answer?

And if you still want to follow me, please feel free to do it through GFC or Networked Blogs.
Let me know and I will be ecstatic to return the favor. :)


  1. I haven't read any of those and none of them look like they'd appeal to me. It's a shame when books turn out to be a waste of time!
    Here's my FF:
    Happy Friday!

  2. I can't think of anything.
    I hated pet cemetery, but only because it creeped me out and I destroyd the book.and I hate cats now.(they are evil).
    But we learn even from bad books and it gives you something to complain about. *don't kill me/hate me cuz i don't like cats

    1. LOL! I'm not that big a fan of cats, either. LOL. But I loved King's book. ;)

  3. Thanks for visiting my post, just returning the favour and following you back :)

  4. I have only read Big Girl out of the list and I agree with you. It's not good.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am following you back. :)

  5. I haven't read any of those. I tried CAtherine Coulter a few yeas ago and just didn't find her writing appealing. Old follower!

    My FF

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  6. I couldn't finish Halflings either. It made my brain hurt with the badness. And Twilight? Yep, that's my pick.

    Old follower!

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  7. I haven't read any of these, but none are on my TBR list, I think. I just wish I could unread all of the mediocre books I've read too- not just the really bad ones. I think that more books fall into the mediocre category than the bad category and mediocre books are such a huge time waste. You don't have any feeling either way- they can't even inspire you into hating them.

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  8. Oh, and thanks for turning off Captcha. I did it for Armchair BEA and haven't gotten any spam comments. If anyone has captcha- please consider turning it off at least for the first few days of the blog hop. It really gets under your skin during a blog hop.

  9. Thanks for following me, So here am I following you back :)
    I actually love your list! Sometimes it's just nice to bitch about books, right? ;)

  10. There are just a few books that I would want to unread... but, I can not think of any titles!
    New follower
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  11. I see Catherine Coulter has two covers on that list, haha. I have not read any of the above but from the looks of the covers, I feel like I wouldn't give most of them a second thought either =/ and if the writing was THAT bad and the character THAT stupid, I don't blame you for wanting to unread them, ha.
    thanks for hopping through! here to return the follow!


  12. New Follower. I've never heard of any of those books. But I commend you for trying the same author twice. If I didn't like a book I picked up I will likely not try them again.

  13. Totally agree with you on most of those - but I did like the Sherbrooke Bride :)

    Happy Feature Friday @ The Brunette Librarian??

  14. I haven't read any of them, and right now I'm glad I didn't.
    New Follower :)
    Here's my FF:
    Happy Friday!

  15. Thankfully I havent read most of those books. Though I did read Halflings and I didnt think it was that bad.
    But to each her own.

    NEW follower

  16. Sometimes you see a cover and you think: this could either be absolutely terrible or surprisingly good! And it's such a shame if it's the first! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  17. Haha I actually have read Deadly Little Secret and didn't think it was that bad--Why? Who knows! Maybe I have a penchant for stalker stories...
    But I DO avoid those Harlequin Romances like the plague!

    New follower :)
    thanks for stopping by my blog!

  18. I haven't read any of those books (thankfully)! Good answer. I understand the used bookstore problem as well.

    My follow friday. Hope you visit!

  19. Hi, returning the follow. I do say I am surprised that Halflings is in that list. If you didn't read past 50 pages, then you really missed out. Its one I would give another chance, unless you don't like angel books, anyway, just my 2 cents, lol.
    Thanks for following and stopping by, I am now following you back. Oh, and i just put up my very first giveaway, if you want to enter (its a practice run for future big ones, and book tours. Here is the link Giveaway

  20. Don't feel bad, when I used to cruise around the used book stores it happened to me a lot. I usually pick them up by the cover(yes I am a cover junkie) and it's burned me more than a few times.

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  21. Haven't read any of those. Just stopped by to follow back :)
    Thanks for following me!
    Chrystina @BookLiaison

  22. Hopping through. The Danielle Steel cover is awful. Too bad - Deadly Secret has an incredible cover.
    My Hop

  23. Fortunately I haven't read these books! All the titles sound pretty terrible.. The Hellion Bride, The Bridesmaid's Reward, Captive of My Desires... yikes!
    Thanks for sharing! Following back :)

  24. Ooooh. I have Deadly Little Secret on my shelf :s I'm worried to start it now!

    Here is my FF
    Lauren from Northern Plunder

  25. Hi, Sorry I am a little late! Love the blog! I followed on GFC and NB. I would love it if you could check out my blog:


I would love to read what you have to say. :)