Teens Can Write Too January Blog Chain
January 5, 2012 § 18 Comments
So Here’s the Deal. Today is my day to post about books I threw across the room for the Teens Can Write Too January Blog Chain. However. This morning I woke up, and promptly fell down, then spent the rest of the day in bed due to high blood pressure. Meaning this post may or may not make any sence what so ever. Just so ya know.
HELLO. WELCOME TO MY BLOG PEOPLE THAT DON’T NORMALLY READ MY BLOG AND ARE HERE JUST FOR THE BLOG CHAIN. WELCOME BACK IF YOU JUST LIKE ME AND ALWAYS READ MY BLOG. I AM NOT HAVING A GOOD DAY. BUT OH WELL. THE SHOW MUST GO ON. AND IN THIS CASE THE SHOW IS THE JANUARY TEENS CAN WRITE TOO BLOG CHAIN.
The Prompt Was: What are examples of books you’ve thrown across the room with force? Why did you throw them?
Oh Goodness. I have things to say about this.
As a person and a big time reader, I really like books. But I happen to really like books with quality. Books that don’t bore me, don’t drown on, and aren’t about stupid things. unfortunately, there a books like that out there. Here are some of them:
1) The Diamonds by Ted Micheal This was a book about girls. It was a book about girls, written by a man, that did not properly show how girls work. At all. I mean. I hate the Clique books. *Everyone* hates the Clique books. Because they are books about girls that are horribly mean and just generally stupid. These type of girls also starred The Diamonds, although it was disguised like the main character was above them by the end, realizing her true identity or whatever. But I was like: Girls don’t even act like that. I mean yeah, girls can be mean. But they can’t be that mean *and* be smart. It was just ridiculous.
2) Jenna and Jonah’s Fauxmance by Brendan Halpin and Emily Franklin This book was just written very poorly. By people who are not, famous pretending to know what it’s like to be famous, and then smashing a bunch of existing books together. There were bits of David Levithan and Rachel Cohn mixed with Susan Elizabeth Phillips mixed with God knows who else. AND THEN halfway through the book, it seemed like they gave up on the existing plot and started an ENTIRLY NEW BOOK IN THE MIDDLE. I was angered by this book, the editors of this book, and the publishers of this book. It was like getting bad news on a MOnday.
3) One Night That Everything Changes by Lauren Barnholdt There is no lie when saying that Lauren Barnholdt, while probably being a lot of things, isn’t very good at writing books. I used to love her books, don’t get me wrong. But I also used to love Twilight and watching movies and Hollister. This book in particular by her was bad. It was kind of like she was wondering why she was suddenly loosing fans after writing some crap, and wrote this book as if to say “Hey look! I’m cool! I Write Good things like this! Remember this! This is the reason you liked my first books right?!”. essentially, I felt like she took her best book, toned it down, added ONE new character, and re-release it. It was a mess. A messy, messy mess.
It occurs to me now, only after writing all of those down. That you have probably not read any of these books. I am sorry. But there is good reason. They were not very good.
Now I am going to go and pretend like I want to have energy to go to school tomorrow.
Want to follow our blog tour? Here are the participating parties, day by day
January 5 – http://weirdalocity.wordpress.com/ — From My Head
January 6 – https://correctingpenswelcome.wordpress.com — Comfy Sweaters, Writing and Fish
January 7 – http://laughablog.wordpress.com/ — Laugh A Blog
January 8– http://taystapeinc.wordpress.com — Tay’s Tape
January 9 – http://estherstar1996.wordpress.com — Esther Victoria1996
January 10– http://thewordasylum.wordpress.com — The Word Asylum
January 11– http://kirstenwrites.wordpress.com — Kirsten Writes!
January 12– http://delorfinde.wordpress.com — A Farewell to Sanity
January 13 – http://greatlakessocialist.wordpress.com — Red Herring Online
January 14– http://herestous.wordpress.com — Here’s To Us
January 15– http://incessantdroningofaboredwriter.wordpress.com– The Incessant Droning of a Bored Writer
January 16– http://teenscanwritetoo.wordpress.com –Teens Can Write Too! (We will be announcing the topic for next month’s chain)