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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Booking Thru Thursday

This week's Booking Through Thursday question is:

“What’s the best ‘worst’ book you’ve ever read — the one you like despite some negative reviews or features?”

okay...this is the hardest question I've ever had.
Books are totally subjective. What I might consider bad, you might not and visa-versa.

10 minutes have passed since I began to write this, and as much as I try, I can't think of a best worst book that I've read.

Some mysteries are hard to get thru. And I love a good mystery, but for the most part, they do follow a formula. I mean, 95% of the time, the good guy wins. That is why you have to have great character development in series mysteries.
But they're not "bad" books... I love them.
I think formula books in general, are not great pieces of literature.... I am thinking specifically about children's books.... The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, The Babysitters Club, The Goosebumps. All not great, but what a fan base!!

one time, in a hurry at a book store, I accidentally picked up a "gay" book which I ended up really liking. It was a good book. I'm sure some people would think of it as a "bad' book, but that's probably based on a belief system and not on how well it was written or not. It was a really good story. (I cant' even remember the name of it now).

Twilight keeps popping up in a lot of people I survey (my daughter in law my friend, my co-worker).

Hard question this week!
It's subjective.


Linda said...

I have a problem with this question because I usually will slog through a book and try to find redeeming qualities. I feel guilty not finishing a book! I mean, the author really believed in wht he or she was writing so at least I owe them the courtesy to read the whole thing...! LOL
Seriously, I am not a romance novel fan...they are all alike.

Teena in Toronto said...

I played ... even though I couldn't think of one :(

Blodeuedd said...

I picked Twilight, but it was hard one. Later on I cam to think how much I enjoy Barbara Cartland, they are so silly and I like them