30 Day Book Meme – Day Eight
Day 08 – Most 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.