30 Day Book Meme – Day Eight

Day 08Most overrated book? 

The Twilight series. I don’t know why people like those books or the movies but both teens and grown women seem to love it. I’ve seen two of the movies and I tried to read the first book but just couldn’t. Vampires should not sparkle and Bella drives me nuts as a character. As much as I do like the Harry Potter series, I’m also very sick of it. J.K. Rowling’s masterpiece is over exposed in my opinion and I’m getting a bit annoyed with it. 

I’m about to commit book blasphemy here, but I also think The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien is a bit overrated too. I adore the movies but I would have never touched the books if the movies hadn’t been made. Tolkien by far was an academic and creative wonder but he was not a writer. The wondering plots, superfluous details, and shear jumble at times make reading his books very hard. It’s a great story but it’s not told very well.


About Patricia @ Lady with Books

I'm a 34 year old female. Brown hair. Blue eyes. I spend a great deal of my time surfing the internet and blogging. I enjoy cooking. I make a mean sautéed vegetable dish. I write. I read.

Posted on October 7, 2011, in book meme and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Interesting post and I like the meme as a whole too!

    I have my own take on Tolkien, if you are interested – http://stringingwordstogether.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/meeting-the-right-book-at-the-right-time/

  2. I agree completely about Twilight…I really can’t find anything redeeming about that series. HP…well I love that series and world…I don’t know that I could grow sick of it. And regarding Tolkien…I made it thru The hobbit but just could not get into the Trilogy. I liken him to Stephen King…amazingly creative brilliant men (some of the best movie adaptations ever made!) but very hard to read.

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

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