Friday, September 9, 2011

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This week, I wrote about some techie stuff and had a typical censorship rant and shared some books about girls in captivity. Here is the rundown of this week's posts:

Rating Systems, Censorship, and I CAN'T SHUT UP
Google Chrome Goodreads Button
Young Girls in Captivity | Wednesday Reads
Mango is Now Mobile
New Symphony of Science Vid and "The Grand Design"

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Q. Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one?

I know some may hate me for saying this, but Bella. Hands down. I couldn't even get through New Moon. The inane whining over Edward drove me nuts, and I was just rooting for some vamp to come tear her throat out and do a favor to all humanity.

I'm sorry but she is probably the worst protagonist to become a household name in the history of writing. Vacant, and without any motivation other than being some dude-who-kinda-wants-to-eat-her's girlfriend, she is also a horrible example of how girls should act towards creepy stalker boys.

Twilight would've been way more worthwhile if Bella had been replaced with Buffy:

Book Blogger Hop Q. Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?

I love reading many genres. But if dystopian/post-apocalyptic books were to fall off the face of the planet, apart from crying my eyes out, I would read more general fiction, fantasy, and science fiction. Also, I would probably pick up medieval through Edwardian era mysteries (which I am planning on doing in the near future anyways).

There is no way in Hades I would give up reading completely. I love dystopian books, but I love so many other books. . . There's also some great non-fiction (philosophy, science, sociology) out there, of which I already read, but would read more of as well.  

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  1. Oh, I don't blame you at all. Don't get me wrong  - I love the Twilight Saga...but I never liked Bella. She annoyed the hell outta me. I would never give up reading either.

    Happy Friday! I'm a new follower!

    AmberThe Musings of ALMYBNENR

  2. Thanks for commenting Amber! I find it fascinating that even lovers of the series so seriously hate the protagonist. That is an odd thing if you ask me. Typically if you hate the protagonist, I think a book is harder to like. But that isn't always true. I guess when I read "Pretties" by Westerfeld, I hated how ditzy everyone was, but I guess it was the point of the book. haha

  3. Yeah, it's crazy! I think the Twilight books were a first for me for liking the story and hating Bella lol! I love, love, love them but she p*ss*s me off! Kristen Stewart didn't help Bella any in the movies either. I don't like either of them haha.

    I see what you're saying about Pretties, but that didn't bother me like Bella. And at least it was temporary for Tally!

  4. I love dystopians too! I would also never give up reading. I love it too much!

    My Follow Friday!

  5. Love that video. Freaking hilarious!!!

    New follower hopping through. My FF is here if you'd like a look.

  6. That video was awesome!!! I think Bella is so annoying too! I also noticed you're reading Rot and Ruin! I bought it last week and I can't wait to get to it. New follower! Check out my answer:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  7. Hopping by to say hello --- nice blog you have here!  Looking forward to what's next.

  8. Ha ha! I love your answer. I'm a Twilight fan, but I get the annoying Bella and bad writing thing with Twilight. I can appreciate criticism for the series. ;)

  9. Aren't they the best? Thanks for stopping by!

  10. I know. I love its commentary on just how sexist Twilight is. Thanks for visiting!

  11. Rot and Ruin is a lot of fun. I must finish it and get my review ready for next week!

  12. Thank you for stopping in! Hope whatever's next will be to your liking. :)

  13. Thanks for commenting! I just can't get into the characters. I'm sure a lot of people may have been deterred by my answer to this week's question! haha


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