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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Booking Through Thursday 3-19-2009



Today's question is: “What’s the worst ‘best’ book you’ve ever read — the one everyone says is so great, but you can’t figure out why?”

This book only encompasses the amount of time since I have been blogging. Before that time I didn't really pay much attention to what everyone else said about books-If I wanted to read it, I did or vice versa. So I am going to have to say - The House on Mango Street by Hannah Cisneros. I know - it won the American Book Awards and I had some different bloggers ask me why I didn't like it. . . I think it is because it was a series of vignettes/short stories - and I really don't like this format. I read it for an online challenge - and am glad I went outside by comfort zone - but didn't increase my lack of love for short stories. You can go here to see my review.

7 comments:

Mary said...

I haven't had much luck with short stories either. Although, I did enjoy Jhumpa Lahiri's recent volume.

And don't get me started on Book Awards lists. I have the worst luck with those. Especially the Booker Prize books.

Jess said...

I have heard of it but never read it.

http://barneysbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/booking-through-thursday_19.html

Tonya said...

I've never been able to get into short stories either. Several of my favorite authors have collections of short stories but i can't seem to get into them.

Monique said...

I didn't like that book either. I was actually disappointed when I read it, since all the reviews were great. I didn't like how she did the vinaigrette style either. I have read books since then that have done that style of writing very well.

teabird said...

I only like short stories that are special. Very special...

My answer this week is rather short...

Kaye said...

I'm not much of a fan of short stories. In fact Delicate edible Birds should have been on my post but I went with the book I really couldn't stand. My BTT is here

naida said...

I hadnt heard of that one before.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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