Saturday, January 21, 2012
I Will Never: Read This Book
Through the power of TheMarySue.com, which in my opinion is the best website for geek girl culture, I found this website/blog called Being Geek Chic and she had this fantastic blog post called I never: read this book. It got me thinking -- I am a book worm; what books will I never read? Well here it goes..
1: Any book by the lame brains on Jersey Shore. I am talking these titles: A Shore Thing by Snooki, Here's the Situation: A Guide to Creeping on Chicks, Avoiding Grenades, and Getting in Your GTL on the Jersey Shore by Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, The Rules According to JWOWW: Shore-Tested Secrets on Landing a Mint Guy, Staying Fresh to Death, and Kicking the Competition to the Curb by Jenni Farley, and so on. Here is why: Most of these books I have mentioned are ghost-written meaning they did not put in the grueling work that it takes to write a book. Also, as a New Jerseyian; an Italian-American New Jerseyian at that, these books just put a foul taste in my mouth as now most people view us as these type of people and it is sickening.
2: Dollhouse by Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian. Ugh. I do not need to know every waking thing about these socialites. Are they smart in the realm of business as they have trademarked themselves? Yes but sometimes you just need privacy in your life. Mystery does go a long way.
3: Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Plus On Stieg Larsson by Stieg Larsson. This selection I might get a lot of flack for. I used the 100 page rule for the first book and I could not get through it. Incredibly boring as well as if anything is overhyped as the flavor of the month, I tend to shy away from it.
4: Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy by Caroline Kennedy. Another book that falls into the invasion of privacy. Also Caroline Kennedy has done nothing except come out of the right womb and has not had to work for anything in her life. Ugh.
What books fall into your I Will Never Read list?