Thursday, May 28, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

In the perfect follow-up to last week’s question, as suggested by C in DC:

Is there a book that you wish you could “unread”? One that you disliked so thoroughly you wish you could just forget that you ever read it?

I usually enjoy most books I read. And I've come to the conclusion in the past year or so that if I can't enjoy a book by page 50 or so, I put it down and give it a try again later. However, these two books stand out as ones I thoroughly dis-liked and I wish I hadn't taken the time for them.

Dancing with Werewolves by Carole Nelson Douglas
Wolf Tales by Kate Douglas

No, I don't have anything against an author with the name of Douglas! Really! It just happened that way. Wolf Tales I just couldn't take the beastality. Not my cup of tea! And the Dancing with Werewolves book was just weak. But I'm sure there are other readers out there that enjoy them, and this is just my opinion.


  1. Oh! I'm not buying your explanation. LOL! Here is mine

  2. That's easy "Breaking Dawn" by Stephanie Meyer!
    I LOVED this series but the last book killed it. In my opinion (for what its worth) Meyer's should have stopped with "Eclipse" then given Jacob his own series- a spin off from "Twilight". In my made up fantasy book world in my mind, that's what really happened- 'Breaking Dawn' is just a bad nightmare I haven't been able to shake yet.

  3. If a book doesn't grab me by Chapter 3, I usually move on to something else.

  4. I checked earlier to see what the question was for today, and I couldn't think of any one book. Nothing stood out. I'll have to give it some more thought maybe answer the question tomorrow. I was a day late last week, I might as well be this week too :).

    After reading MsM's comment, and others regarding Breaking Dawn, I am so afraid to read any more of those books! I read the first one and enjoyed it, but I have heard similar views as Ms'M's about the last book!

  5. WOW maybe you just don't like werewolves ;)

  6. I have the 50 page rule too!

    I love Eeyore!

  7. Odd that they both have wolf in the title and are by someone with the last name douglas.

    Mine would be Confessions of a Teen Nanny by... someone, I'm not sure. I read it for a book club and... ugh.

    OH!! And I liked Breaking Dawn.

  8. I hate to say it, but some of those James Patterson books have been such a waste. I usually can find a similar yet better written book in the library. I always think, I should have read that one first. Then again, his books are a one night or day at the beach kind of read.

  9. LOL...a friend sent me to your post, and I have to admit, there have been books I've wanted to "unread" too, though can't think of any off hand. I'm really sorry you disliked mine so much, but I certainly understand your point of view. What I write is not for everyone--luckily it's okay for enough readers that my publisher wants more of the series, but I do respect your opinion. Reading is definitely subjective.

    What's really funny is that Carole Nelson Douglas and I know each other--we always end up next to each other at the RWA National book signings.

    I've got a new series coming out next year called Demon Slayers--no wolf sex! Drop me a note next spring if you think of it and I'll send a copy to you if you're at all interested. This one is straight paranormal, not erotic romance. I'm at


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