Storms all Day Friday

Friday, July 08, 2011

Not to sound like a weather woman or anything, but where I am, they've been calling for storms all day and I haven't seen one drop until it poured this afternoon.  This is why the post is so late.  I didn't want my computer to blow up with all the lightening, but just my luck, it didn't rain when it was supposed to and now I'm wondering if I should just turn the computer off, but I suppose I can get hit by lightening a few times.  In other news,  it is Friday, the best day of the week! And do you know what that means? I mean, I get to participate in two awesome memes. Follow Friday from Parajunkee and Blogger Hop from Crazy-for-Books.com are Friday memes, a great way to make new friends. Here's the questions below:

Let's step away from besties...What is the worst book that you've ever read and actually finished?
It was a book for school, naturally.  The Tortilla Curtain got 2 stars (I can never give a book a 1, unless it's worse than this one) and I couldn't even review it because I just couldn't put into words how much I hated this book.  It was one of those books that made you depressed.  It wasn't even that long, it just made me want to burn the thing because it was simply awful.  Despite of having lots of worthy description, the plot was terrible.  (Spoilers Ahead!) I made a list, while reading in case I had a test in Literature Class, of most of the awful things that happened (these events are not in order):
  • coyote kills dog #1
  • Candido gets hit by a car
  • Candido drinks unfiltered water and gets sick
  • Delaney's car is stolen
  • America is raped when pregnant
  • Kyra's place gets graffiti-ed
  • coyote kills dog #2
  • Jack Jr. ransacks Candido's camp
  • America has to go looking for work
  • America has to scrub Buddhas and put up with this fat, rich man
  • Everyone's Thanksgiving sucked!
And that's only part of this tragedy, I didn't even go into the ending.  I'm rambling, I know, but don't waste your time on this one.  There are some pretty happy books out there, and this is not one of them.


This week’s question isn’t a question at all! I thought I would do things a little differently this week and give all of you a chance to promote a giveaway (or two!) from the blogosphere.
Trying to end today's post on a happy note: I found two giveaways that I've been dying to get my hands on.  The first is Logan E. Turner's giveaway of Spellbound and The EspressologistAnd the second is a giveaway for A Need so Beautiful, from the 365 Days of Reading

I'm looking forward to finding lots of awesome giveaways, as well as the worst books that I know I should stay away from.  Have a lovely weekend!!  Happy reading!

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9 comments

  1. Hi, old follower here! I've never heard of that book, but it doesn't sound that great! Check out my answer on my blog!

    Kristen @suchateenagebookworm.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow never heard of that book and don't think I will be reading it. That just sounds aweful.

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  3. Hopping through from the follow friday hop. I am a new gfc follower as countrysunset40. Come on over to visit when you get the chance.

    http://www.tracystreasureofbooks.blogspot.com/

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  4. An animal dying is enough to turn me off a book (I'm a softie).

    Girl Who Reads

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  5. Thanks for visiting my site. Returning the favor. Great blog.

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  6. Hopping through. The Tortilla Curtain doesn't sound like my kind of book, but I do think that the title is awesome.
    My Hop

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  8. The Tortilla Curtain...even that title sounds bad.

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  9. Old follower hopping through! I never had to read The Tortilla Curtain, but my sister did. I'm pretty sure she got halfway through and then just donated it to the library. :P

    Hope you have a good weekend! :)

    Alyssa
    Reader's Refuge

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