Karl Gallagher (selenite) wrote,
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30 Day Book Meme - Day 11

Day 11 – A book you hated

I have, alas, been forced to discard books on occasion. Water damage. Spilled drinks. The glue on the spine giving up completely (though some wound up rubberbanded or ziplocked). The one I loaned out and the guy dropped it in the creek. But intact books stay or are sent to good homes.

With two exceptions.

Alan Drury's The Pentagon went into the trash when the Marine Corps refused orders to invade an island until the development of a new generation of landing craft was complete. This was after the affair between the Chairman of the JCS and the Chairwoman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and naming the plan "Operation Frio" because the Spanish word for "cold" would keep anyone from realizing they were targeting the tropical island that was the current top crisis.

Mother of Storms by John Barnes I actually finished. And regretted it. The main plot didn't bother me much, it was the recurring instances of death-voyeurism, pedophilia, and other perversions that made me never want to see any of those characters again.

To give you an idea of how hard it is for me to make such exceptions, I still have my copy of 1491 despite the cat knocking it into the diaper pail. Did have to cut a chunk out of some pages to make it fit to go back on the shelf. I might not have made the effort if I didn't want to be able to back up my nasty review with page cites though.

(This is counting as Sunday's post because I haven't been to bed yet)


Day 01 – Best book you read last year
Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times
Day 03 – Your favorite series
Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite series
Day 05 – A book that makes you happy
Day 06 – A book that makes you sad
Day 07 – Most underrated book
Day 08 – Most overrated book
Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 10 – Favorite classic book
Day 11 – A book you hated
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 13 – Your favorite writer
Day 14 – Favorite book of your favorite writer
Day 15 – Favorite male character
Day 16 – Favorite female character
Day 17 – Favorite quote from your favorite book
Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Day 19 – Favorite book turned into a movie
Day 20 – Favorite romance book
Day 21 – Favorite book from your childhood
Day 22 – Favorite book you own
Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
Day 24 – A book that you wish more people would’ve read
Day 25 – A character who you can relate to the most
Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 – Favorite title
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 – Your favorite book of all time

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