Books that you did NOT like

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Books that you did NOT like

Postby Hannahjiejie » Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:37 pm

Which books could you not stand?
Or better yet, which books did you read... then realize that you really didn't need to waste your time with?

I personally did not enjoy Gone with the Wind or The Phantom Tollbooth, though I know that they are generally thought of as good classics.

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Postby Johnny » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:13 am

Any of the House of Winslow books.

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Re: Books that you did NOT like

Postby Ruthie » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:40 am

Hannahjiejie wrote:
I personally did not enjoy Gone with the Wind or The Phantom Tollbooth, though I know that they are generally thought of as good classics.

What about you?


Now, I loved The Phantom Tollbooth. But, I did first hear the audio version first...

Pride and Prejudice. Don't waste your time in 18th Century soap-operas. :shame:
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Re: Books that you did NOT like

Postby Termite » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:13 pm

Ruthie wrote:Pride and Prejudice. Don't waste your time in 18th Century soap-operas. :shame:

*sputters* :shame: =P I love Jane Austen.

Hm... Let's see... the Twilight Saga, for one. Another one called The Talisman, though I don't know who wrote it. The Children of Hurin, JRR Tolkien.
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Re: Books that you did NOT like

Postby Stubborn » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:11 pm

Hannahjiejie wrote:I personally did not enjoy Gone with the Wind or The Phantom Tollbooth, though I know that they are generally thought of as good classics.


I've recommended The Phantom Tollbooth several times, in the past few weeks. It's definitely one of my favorites. Some of the word plays are priceless. \:D/

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Re: Books that you did NOT like

Postby Amethystic » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:02 pm

Thief, by Brian James. I threw it across the room out of disgust after a couple of chapters. :x
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Re: Books that you did NOT like

Postby Pirate Oriana » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:52 pm

The Giver of Roses ( :barf: )

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Re: Books that you did NOT like

Postby Danielle Abigail Maxwell » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:08 pm

Ruthie wrote:
Pride and Prejudice. Don't waste your time in 18th Century soap-operas. :shame:


I have to read that for AP Lit... ???? And you've never heard of Odyssey being a soap-opera? :- ;)

I can't think of any I didn't like... ???? I'd have to be home to honestly search for even one....
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Re: Books that you did NOT like

Postby Laura Ingalls » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:04 pm

One book I can remember not liking was Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens. We had to read it our senior year of high school - I don't even remember the details of the book now, but it was one of the most depressing and pointless stories I've read. :-
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Re: Books that you did NOT like

Postby Catspaw » Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:16 am

I read Great Expectations for a college lit class, and I actually didn't mind it. It was depressing at times, but I found the story interesting and did enjoy following the events that happened and trying to figure out what would happen. The original ending was supposed to be more depressing than the alternative ending that Dickens ended up using, so be thankful for that, Laura. ;)
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Re: Books that you did NOT like

Postby Laura Ingalls » Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:55 am

That's something at least! \:D/

And maybe I would have a different opinion of it if I read it now...but I can never bring myself to pick it up again. :p
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