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Subject: What ONE book did you hate that everyone else seems to love?
Date Posted: 3/28/2008 12:50 PM ET
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Another "ONE" question from me!  I ask, because I think I may have just finished one, the new Jodi Picoult, CHANGE OF HEART.  I REALLY disliked this book, and I was surprised at all the love it's gotten on other review sites. 



Date Posted: 3/28/2008 3:39 PM ET
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One?  Dang, come on...how about 2?

Ok: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.  (But the best title, for sure).

Where are you, L?

(I do have a Picoult I couldn't finish...and another very popular book...)

Date Posted: 3/28/2008 3:39 PM ET
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Easy - Eat, Pray, Love. I felt like the author was self-promoting and more than a little conceited.

Date Posted: 3/28/2008 3:43 PM ET
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Cold Sassy Tree.  I didn't like the writing style, didn't like the characters, and the plot just dragged.

Date Posted: 3/28/2008 3:58 PM ET
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Twilight by Stephanie Meyer - overrated teenage vampire romance

Date Posted: 3/28/2008 7:26 PM ET
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The Lovely Bones.  Maybe it's me, I just didn't get it.

Date Posted: 3/28/2008 7:37 PM ET
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Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt. Wake me when it's over.

Date Posted: 3/28/2008 7:52 PM ET
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I think that Linda P's tagline sums it up "No two people ever read the same book."

Date Posted: 3/28/2008 9:56 PM ET
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I didn't really hate it as much as I got bored and didn't finish it which I never do.....

Duma Key. Way too drawn out and long. I didn't finish it. Get to the point already!!

Date Posted: 3/28/2008 11:13 PM ET
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I didn't HATE this book, but I was let down by it. The Da Vinci Code--loved the arcane details but didn't like the whole detective/thriller parts.


Date Posted: 3/29/2008 1:20 AM ET
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I Know This Much is True

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Date Posted: 3/29/2008 2:10 AM ET
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Bonnie wrote:

Ok: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.  (But the best title, for sure).

Where are you, L?

(I do have a Picoult I couldn't finish...and another very popular book...)

I'm Bonnie's twin, and I will add: My Sister's Keeper by Picoult.  Trite, hokey and predictable. Blech!

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 2:27 AM ET
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After reading three Piccoult books that I loved, I couldn't finish Second Glance.

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 6:38 AM ET
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Book? How about Author? He only has out two books and I disliked both of them.

Cesar Milan. I don't like either of his books (Cesar's Way & Be The Pack Leader) but "lay" pet persons seem to love them. There is so much that he does that I as a trainer, do not agree with. I find it disheartening that he uses so many aversive techniques and that the books he wrote are not really about helping/training dogs. To me, both books are more about himself and offer very little good advice. I guess that is why I placed them on my bookshelf (gone now btw) when I usually keep all of my dog related training books.

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 7:53 AM ET
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The Thirteenth Tale

Subject: One I couldn't finish
Date Posted: 3/29/2008 11:24 AM ET
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Lisa Jacksons "Fatal Burn." It bored me to tears, and it got so many good reviews, that it just boggles the mind.


Apparently I'm a glutton for punishment, as I just picked up her latest one "Absolute Fear." *shrug*

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 1:59 PM ET
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North River   My book club loved it, I hated it, a sentimental mess, plot was ridiculous, it had me laughing in all the wrong places.

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 9:09 PM ET
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I have to second Angela's Ashes. Very depressing and not very interesting. What a disappointment. I had heard how fabulous it was.

Davinci Code was another disappointment. OK but not great like I expected.



Date Posted: 3/30/2008 10:19 AM ET
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James Patterson's "Women's Murder Club" series.  I'm reading "7th Heaven" right now, just to make sure, but it's true.  They suck.

Anything by Nicholas Sparks, ESPECIALLY 'The Notebook."    Ack.

~Jessi,  Beautiful dogs! 

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 11:11 AM ET
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Pillars of the Earth. Ugh.

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 11:41 AM ET
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I hated the book Crispen! UHHHHH!!!!

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 11:59 AM ET
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I hated Atonement. I felt it was just a waste of time and I never say about books! lol

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 1:24 PM ET
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The Da Vinci code. That was the first book I ever threw across a room.
Date Posted: 3/30/2008 2:23 PM ET
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i'm so surprised to say that i feel the SAME about the new Jodi Picoult book, CHANGE OF HEART.  i've really loved her books in the past but i really found this one hokey and frustrating.  I'm shocked by all the love its getting...it left me feeling like maybe she's putting out too many books too often and is losing her focus a bit. 

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 2:27 PM ET
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Outlander, hands down.  I thought I'd like it too.