Friday, March 27, 2009
Best 'Worst' Book, Friday Finds, and a new look
Suggested by Janet:
The opposite of last week’s question: “What’s the best ‘worst’ book you’ve ever read — the one you like despite some negative reviews or features?”
A short answer this week. I think I'd have to say that the books in the Twilight series are my best 'worst' books. No matter how cheesy or ridiculous the story, I just can't help myself. A bit of a guilty pleasure but I became totally addicted to them.
Another writer that people love to disparage is Dan Brown. And sure, he won't win any awards for his excellent prose but he does know how to write suspense and keep the story zipping along. However implausible the plots, I quite enjoyed both The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons when I read them.
What is your best 'worst' book?
(My answer to last week's question: Worst 'Best' Book).
I thought I'd mention a couple of the books that I've added to my wishlist recently:
Still Alice - Lisa Genova
It sounds like a sad, but moving story and Les gave it a 5/5!
The Crimes of Paris - Dorothy Hoobler & Thomas Hoobler
I don't remember now how I stumbled across this one, but it sounds good, and I do have a bit of a one-sided love affair going on with Paris.
Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger
I loved The Time Traveler's Wife and was glad to hear that her next book will finally be out in October.
I took a couple days off blogging this week, but instead I've been working behind the scenes. I'd been thinking of changing my template and getting my own domain name for awhile but hadn't really had the time or motivation to spend the time on it. I finally got the urge this week though, so I give you the new, and hopefully you'll agree, improved InSpringItIsTheDawn.com. I know it's a bit long but I couldn't come up with anything better, so there you go. Blogger should redirect tanabata.blogspot.com to the new domain, but I'd appreciate it if you'd change the link in any blogrolls and such. I still have to tweak a few things and get some links back up, but please have a little look around, I'd love to know what you think, good or bad.
I also hope to finally catch up on visiting your blogs this weekend, or at least make a little dent in my Google Reader. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.