Top Ten Tuesday! January 30th, 2018

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This is a meme now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week it’s all about 10 books I can’t believe I read.  For this, I will only be dealing with books I finished and not my DNF pile.  Let’s start with the books I read so that I could see the movie without feeling bad. winter's tale1.Here’s a couple weeks worth of my life that I will never get back.  I wanted to see the movie- it looked so good and the premise of the story was one that I was really, really interested in.  The author was jumpy and erratic, could not stay on topic, and went on forever about things that simply didn’t matter.  The movie took like 2/3 of the book away, and it was better for it.  700 pages, and I wanted to throw my tablet by the 200th page.  Just watch the movie.

 

 

2.the martian  Okay, I am pretty rough on this one.  My husband wanted to see this movie so badly.  I had to read the book first.  The premise is good, the writing style was fluid and the characters were engaging.  This is something Warren calls hard science fiction, though, and apparently that is not for me.  TMI.  Weir would go on tangents about the workings of things- or the math behind it.  I don’t care!  It took me out of the story and bored the heck out of me.

 

 

the princess bride3.  I loved this movie- I loved it so much and I still love it.  I made my husband watch it the week we moved in together.  Great characters, high adventure, hilarity, true love and huge ass rodents.  What’s not to love?  The book.  I hate Goldman.  Harsh, I know, but he couldn’t stay on topic.  We’re getting along in the story, the plot’s great… and then we are at a hotel pool where’s he’s ogling some hottie?  Nope.  Not interested.  Just watch the movie.

 

 

 

hidden figures4.  This could have been so good, but it read like a text book.  There was no spark and I found it terribly dull.  The movie was everything I had hoped the book would be.

 

 

 

 

 

catcher in the rye5.  This book was required reading at every high school I went to (3) for different grades (which was strange let me tell you).  I hated it the first time.  It wasn’t any better the second time.  I gave up the third time and threw in my towel.  Holden’s a little shit.  He’s unrealistic and unlikeable.  There were other required reading that I didn’t love, but none I hated like this.

 

 

 

fifty shades of gray6. And…. I am about to be unpopular.  I wanted more plot.  There was a lot of sex and kink, some was way too detailed.  I don’t need all that.  What makes a book sexy to me is the play between characters- the chemistry.  I wanted… more.  Of everything but the sex.  Thankfully I waited in line for the library’s ebook instead of buying it or I would be truly pissed.

 

 

 

gone girl7.  The premise was interested and there was so much hype it was unreal.  I feel like the execution failed.  I couldn’t get a good feel for the characters- both unlikeable and irredeemable.  The writing was choppy and it just didn’t hold my interest.  I wouldn’t say it was awful…. but it certainly didn’t make me go buy her other books.

 

 

 

I actually think that’s it for my list.  There is my DNF pile…. but that’s another story.  What’s on your list?

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