Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Books I Can’t Believe I Read

Violent.


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Long.
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Startling.

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Tedious.

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A jumble of ridiculousness.


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Repeat after me: "Celebrities can't write...celebrities can't write...celebrities...."
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Newbery-Award-winning doll books

  
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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.

16 comments:

  1. I've read a few of those. I did really like The Road, for some reason I started The Stand back in the day, I never did get through it though, so long, so tedious.

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    1. The Road and Things They Carried were both amazing, despite the violence that was hard for me to read through.

      These are the only two books on this entire list that I loved, however.

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  2. Yeah, I remember hearing so much about The Road but it was the violence that kept me back and would probably be hard to for me to read.

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  3. The Stand is one of my favorite books ever. Yes, it's long. But I loved it the first time I read it when I was in college and have reread it several times. I'm pretty sure I read The Things They Carried quite some time ago too, but not positive. The Sparrow was also startling and became a favorite. I ought to reread it and see if it held up for me. I can remember telling my husband about it and how odd it was.

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  4. Yeah, The Autobiography of Henry VIII was long! I enjoyed it though! I also found The Sparrow pretty disturbing.

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  5. I got a couple for my wedding anniversary from my wife, England's Thousand Best Churches and the Church Explorer's Handbook. They will be really useful for my Church Explorer Blog

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    1. Ps good luck with Henry VIII it might be heavy going

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  6. I've found that I enjoy celebrity memoirs much more if I listen to them vs read them. Though to be honest most of the memoirs I've really enjoyed were actors who had been writers as well even if it was just TV. I've been tempted by several British monarch bios on various Henrys but the page count scares me off every time!

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  7. I really like The Things They Carried, Sparrow, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and The Stand. Bridges of Madison County and Nerds Gone Wild both sound awful. The only celebrity memoir I've really liked is Born a Crime.

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  8. I forgot. I read the Celestine Prophesy, too. Ha!

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  9. Such an eclectic list! I am not good with horror stories either and was surprised when I liked Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes.

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  10. Tom Hanks has written a wonderful book of short stories called UNCOMMON TYPE. It is so versatile. He is a really, really good writer. I knew he was a good actor, therefore a creative man, but now he has proved it. The Alvin library has it in large print. I reviewed it this morning on http://powerfulwomenreadrs.wordpress.com I respected and loved all three of the violent ones; I am crazy about anything John Irving writes and heard him read the first chapter of Owen Meany live, and at that time, he called it "a work in progress, currently untitled. What is Sparrow about? I agree with you on "Bridges." It was tedious. Didn't we see the movie together as a book club or something?

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  11. Have you read the sequel to The Sparrow? a bit more optimistic on the human nature. I really enjoy a lot this author

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  12. I'm not one for violent books either! And haha at 'celebrities can't write'! Well, some probably can, but I guess they are few :)

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  13. Yes, those top three were violent, but they were SO good! I would read them a second time, if I had more time. And the two you listed as Startling, I'd read again. Oh, wait. I did read those two times!

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  14. Out of all these I believe The Stand was definitely one Stephen King's best books. All the others here I doubt if I would read.
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