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The Book Sacrifice Tag (LETS BURN SOME BOOKS!)

Every now and then some tags just make you super excited. Like this one that Alexa nominated me in.

Only thing: Why is it a book sacrifice? Because all the books I'm about to mention, doing this thing to them would be no sacrifice to me. AT. ALL.

It would be my pleasure to take such a hand in their demise.

*evil and satisfied laughter* 


I present to you the:




An Over-Hyped Book
Situation: You are in a bookstore when the zombies attack. Over the loudspeaker, you hear the military informing you that over-hyped books are the zombies’ only weakness. What over-hyped book will you chuck at the zombies?




Christian romances better labeled "garbage for the mind."


LOL. First off, just about any book in a book store is over-hyped - all the good ones take a lot more work to find. Ya' know, the things worthwhile (doing or reading) in life aren't acquired easily. It all takes time and effort...

But I'd probably choose a Janette Oke book. Or maybe something by Beverly Lewis.

Ugh. 

Those books - "Christian" romances. Full of fluff . You seriously can learn NOTHING from them.

Like a Zombie, they are brainless.


A Sequel
Situation: You are caught in a torrential downpour and you’re probably the type who melts when you get wet. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?


I do hate getting wet, but I wouldn't cry. What's the purpose of getting even more soaked!? 

First book that came to mind was Catching Fire, as it didn't measure up to Hunger Games.

But then I thought about this romance series I actually read. 

And I half liked it... (It was Scottish, and supposedly like George MacDonald... so don't judge me too much...)

Until I read book 2.

I can't believe I even read book 3!! :0 

(Again, it was Scottish, so how could it not have caught my eye?)

Don't worry, I threw them all away. 

But if I still had them, I would definitely use them for protection against the elements.

It was a cute enough story. But the lesson they taught was garbage. It was almost blasphemous in my mind. And the romance just became sick ;p I would say more, but once I start ranting about how much I hated these books I can't stop talking. 



A Classic
Situation: You’re in English class and your professor won’t stop going on about a classic that “revolutionized literature.” Personally, you think that classic is garbage and you decide to express your opposing opinion by hurling the book at his head. What classic is that?

I'd hope I'd be a little more civilized than that, but knowing me, I would probably at least throw some harsh words at him if he went on too much about ANY of Jack London's books.

You see, most people have no idea what kind of guy Jack London truly was.

He was a crazy man, turned bitter by war. And it shows through in his violent works of fiction.

Don't people notice his themes? All man-kind is evil. Only nature has true answers. Nature, in essence, is the only pure goodness, animals included. God is never the way. Nor is mercy, or kindness, or any of that.

Revenge and bitterness are huge in his works. And he is very graphic and barbaric, too.

No. 

I don't see how people can say his books are family friendly at all.


A Least Favorite Book
Situation: You’re hanging out at a bookstore (where else would you be?) when global warming somehow manages to turn the whole world into a frozen wasteland. Naturally, your only hope of survival is to burn a book. Which book would you not regret tossing onto the fire?






Never read this book. 

I repeat: NEVER READ THIS BOOK.

I actually DID burn it.

It was horrible.

L. M. Alcott was one of the greatest woman authors of all times. She wrote some really good books, besides Little Women, - one of my favorites of hers, "An Old-Fashioned Girl." 

But some lady thought she could take L.M. Alcott and turn her into this modern day woman with out any values of righteousness, void of morals.

Louisa Alcott would have been abhorred had she read this book. I would have been abhorred had such a book been wrote about me.

It was shameful, disgusting, awful, horrendous, evil.

It was the epitome of all that is bad.

And, so, for the good name of L. M. Alcott I burned this book.

Also, this book is part of the reason I write reviews of all the books I read. I want all people to know what books are really worth reading.

And what books should be burned and never touched.


***

And one of the reasons I really enjoyed this tag was because of the hype put out there about not bringing authors and books down, as if just because you are a writer or a book has words in it, it is now on a separate pedestal of perfection.

No.

No.

Just because time is put into a thing, doesn't mean that work is NOT garbage.

Just because someone puts their life into something doesn't mean we should appreciate it. Some lives are not worth knowing. Sorry, but not sorry.

There are books out there that NEED to be bashed.

There are authors out there that need a whole new life-revaluation. They are people like any one else, and sadly, like most of us, are missing out on some important concepts.

The scary thing? Their ideas are being put into minds all over the world. And we are praising them because - why?

Suddenly fiction has more power than anything else.

And we are allowing evil to rule through it.

Fiction is never just fiction.

It holds ideals, beliefs.

It influences thousands, millions of people.

And it's not something we should just respect. We need to understand it, fear it, and use this tool rightly.

And remember, it's okay to hate the works of the devil, and understand that a lot of authors are being mislead.

Yes, we need to be kind to all people (authors included), but when something is wrong, nothing terminates are duty to stand up and say, "This is evil, stupid, or trashy."


So, what are your thoughts on fiction? What do you think about the books I chose? Lol. Also, I tag Erudessa, Bethany and Becca, and anyone else who thinks this looks like a fun thing to do!!!

Comments

  1. I have not read any of these--and now I know better than to ever, lol. Thanks for doing the tag!

    I am of the opinion that, within moral reason, authors should write whatever they like. But when they step outside of moral reason and start writing ideas that are just plain dangerous and wrong, then others should step up and warn readers of the things that lurk within those books. Obviously, we can't and probably shouldn't take away the authors right to write, but we do have the responsibility to help keep those detrimental thoughts from spreading, especially to those who are vulnerable to be influenced by those ideas.


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    1. I totally agree. And that's why we need people to review: takes no rights away, yet warns people of what shouldn't be. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Beverly Lewis really is a lot of fluff. I listened to some of her books on audiobooks when I was younger, but then instead of it being about what it means to be a christian teen in today's world, I felt like it was more about 'what boy do I choose there are too many interested in me help help help' which wasn't very relatable, we could say, hahaha

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    1. Oh, my, yes. The reason I don't like romances ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜

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  3. Say whaat? Catching Fire was my favourite in The Hunger Games series! Ah well.

    And I can't believe you actually burned a book! o.O

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    1. Haha!! ;) it's wasn't THAT bad... I just missed the beautiful writing style of the first book :)

      LOL, and yes... it was an awful book ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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