15 Day Book Blogger Challenge – Day 4

July 24, 2013     The Bluestocking Bookworm     Books, Books I've Read, Reading, Writing


This awesome challenge is being hosted by April over at Good Books and Good Wine. It seems like a great challenge, so I thought I would check it out! I am going to post one of these every two or three days, interspersed with book reviews. Enjoy, and feel free to join in!

Day 4: What’s the last book you flung across the room?

I don’t think I have ever actually flung a book across the room. I love and respect books too much. But the last book I WANTED to fling across the room?

Zombie FalloutAshfall

There are two. Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo gets a spot because of misogyny and the phrase “…with precise precision.” Really? And then Ashfall by Mike Mullin was just bad on a lot of levels, from bad writing to plot holes.

How about you? Do you actually physically throw books around? What was the last one that frustrated you to that level?

Talk bookish to me!

3 responses to “15 Day Book Blogger Challenge – Day 4

  1. “Precise precision,” huh? Take heart, WP. I used to wonder why stuff like this could get published. I would think, ‘Are times really that bad that publishers will really take stuff like this?’ But now I sort of take it as a reason for me to know that I can do better than that. But seriously, it’s hard to believe stuff like that gets past the publishing front lines.

  2. I try very hard to focus on what I like about a book – even if I have reservations – especially if I’m trying to review it. But I think, so far, there’s been just one book that has made me want to tear it up: Oliver’s Story. The sequel to Eric Segal’s Love Story? I read the first one in eighth grade, and I picked this one up recently – just to see how Oliver was doing – and UGH. Just no.

  3. When I first read your post, I thought ahhh there are so many books that have frustrated me either with a cliched plot twist, poor grammar or a cliff hanger ending and no sequel. However, as I logged in to comment – I couldn’t remember a single title! I often think that it is the emotion I feel while reading that stays with me rather than the characters, plot or even the title!
    Does anyone else find that?