June 20th, 2010

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Book Meme Day 07

Day 07 - Most underrated book



Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel

Although this book was well praised by many, it was criticized all the more.  There were many that called the author self involved and more.  Well, it's about someone suffering from depression.  Being diagnosed with severe clinical depression, I can relate.  If you're writing about that, it's going to sound self involved.  Everything in the story made me feel better just knowing that there are others out there that suffer the same, which is a real nice feeling.  I was actually quite saddened when the film came out because I wanted it to do better than it did.  But, what can you do?  However, this book still spawned my favorite chapter title of ALL time.  The Accidental Blowjob.  Nice.

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Book Meme Day 08

Day 08 - Most overrated book



The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

To begin, I am deciding this to be one of the most overrated books based on critical reception.  If I were going off fan reaction, the Twilight books would win this spot.  I'm not saying that either are not good because I absolutely LOVE the story in this book, but it seemed to me that when it came out, everyone made it out to be the greatest thing ever written.  I tried several times to read it and couldn't get into it.  This is while I have a husband who adore's Dan Brown's work, so it's not all that easy with him saying, "You just need to KEEP going" once I couldn't do it anymore after about eight chapters.  Again, I think it's a good tale and although I cannot handle Dan Brown's writing style, I have to give him credit because it's still well done.  However, I could have heard less about it.

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