Saturday, August 20, 2011

Day 8 of the 30 Day Book Meme: MOST OVERRATED BOOK

Day 07 – Most underrated book An unexpected good read
Day 08 – Most overrated book

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer 

Yes, I did love it in the beginning; and of course I was pining for an Edward of my own (or maybe just a vamp BF in general), but there's no escaping the fact that this novel could have been written better. 

I don't think the book is bad - I think I would give it a 3.5 or even 4 star rating. The characters (when I first read it) were likeable, I liked the settings, and I actually really enjoyed reading it the first time - I didn't even notice the mediocre (OK - terrible) writing because the storyline and character relationships were really what drove it on for me. 
But now I think back while considering all its critiques (have you seen Alex Reads Twilight? So funny.) and realise it is far (very, very far) from the best book in the world. Which is the sort of acclaim it had received. 

Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 10 – Favourite classic book
Day 11 – A book you hated
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 13 – Your favourite writer
Day 14 – Favuorite book of your favourite writer
Day 15 – Favourite male character
Day 16 – Favourite female character
Day 17 – Favourite quote(s) from your favourite book(s)
Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Day 19 – Favourite book turned into a movie
Day 20 – Favourite romance book
Day 21 – Favourite book from your childhood
Day 22 – Favourite 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 – Favourite title(s)
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 – Your favourite book of all time

1 comment:

Kiwi Ivashkov said...

I couldn't agree with you more! I read it too (before the mad hype stage) and I though the same stuff you did. But when people when berserk and made it sounds like the world's next biggest made me go..huh?!Did I miss something when i was reading it?!Its just another vamp novel not a saga worthy work of literature!*tsk tsk*
LOL the videos are funny..guys that read! WOW! Twilight! WOW WOW! Hehe excuse the crazy wowing still haven't meet a large male population of readers!:P
Hop by and check out what I picked for this one :D