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Monday, October 11, 2010

Ten Books I'll Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday
Never say never, right?  Well, I'm telling you that I will never read these books.  There are too many good books out there to bother with these.

1.  Anything written by Glen Beck.
     I don't agree with his politics nor do I like his style.
2.  Anything written by Rush Limbaugh.
     See #1
3.  100 People Who are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken is #37) by Bernie Goldberg
     The list is mostly left-of-center politicians, authors, and celebrities that Bernie doesn't like. Barbara Kingsolver? Howard Zinn? Jimmy Carter?  Oh please!
4.   Sarah Palin: Going Rogue by Sarah Palin.
      Guess you are starting to get the idea where my politics fall.
5.  The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
     This book has been terrifying people since it was first published in 1959.  I get scared and have nightmares with mild horror fiction.  I dare not try this one for fear it would scare me for life..
6.   Climategate: a Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the Global Warming Scam by Brian Sussman.
      Doesn't it seem like a lot of Americans are anti-science? Not me!
7.  The Terrorist's Handbook by Chaos Industries
     It seems almost silly to even mention this since it is no longer easily available on-line after the Oklahoma City Bombing, nonetheless I would never, ever read it.
8.  Jewish Supremachism: My Jewish Awakening by David Duke
     David Duke, a white supremacist/neo-Nazi, blames Jews for everything.
9.  Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
     I've read that this book is on the top-ten list for books used by college professors and it is in the bottom ten list by college and graduate students.  At a 1000+ pages that's good enough for me to avoid it.
10. This Gracious Season: Barry Bonds and the Greatest Year in Baseball (2001) by  Josh Suchon.
     It bums me out that Barry Bonds and others have wrecked all the baseball statistics by using steroids.


I had no idea that some of these books actually existed before I created this list.  I was actually looking for books to make my point and I think I found some real doozies. You won't be finding me reading any of these books.  What books would you add to my list?


20 comments:

  1. I love your answers!! Especially 1 through 4!!!

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  2. I strongly agree with 1-4 :) Great list. I probably could have also added Atlas Shrugged to my list, let's be honest.

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  3. Love your list -- and I think Rand is super overrated.

    I'm a new follower so I apologize now for the barrage of comments on your older posts!

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  4. Good list -- I wish I could read some of the political books with an open mind but they make me so mad.

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  5. I had to read The Haunting of Hill House for class. It wasn't as scary as I thought and believe me, I hate scary. A lot.

    :)

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  6. Interesting list, Anne - I'm with you on the political ones!!

    I just tagged you in a fun meme. If you have the time and inclination, check it out:

    http://greatbooksforkidsandteens.blogspot.com/2010/10/tag-youre-it.html

    (if not, no worries!)

    Sue

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  7. no 8 .... SKETCHY. Great list, seriously, way to stand up for the left! haha

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  8. Ahhh...wished I'd thought of Sarah Palin's memoir. Ick. Ayn Rand scares me :oD I might try The Fountainhead just because but not too enthusiastic about her work. Thanks for commenting on my list :o)

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  9. I love your list! I'm not a big fan of political grandstanding either!

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  10. I don't think I'd want to read any of those books, either!

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  11. Nice list! The only one I disagree with is #5 but I'm a fan of horror fiction

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  12. Yes we did have some similarities..and I'm also with you on Ayn Rand

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  13. I've never read any of these either, though I think that Sarah Palin would be fun with a few glasses of wine...Maybe if she read it aloud in that voice of hers.

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  14. I can see by your comment that The Haunting of Hill House would probably have been on my list. I should have put Stephen King &/or all horror on there as well. I don't like being too scared to go to sleep after reading something.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Hahaha! You're right - we must be kindred spirits. Our lists are nearly identical; I do, however, own a copy of Atlas Shrugged. I plan to read it someday, but I've owned the book for about 5 years so, who knows?

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I dislike any books about politics. I completely agree with you about Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson - I am too much of a coward to read it. lol

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  17. I fully agree with your list!

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  18. I went ballistic when the local Borders picked Sarah Palin's book to be the book club read. I put other books on top of it and my friend thought I have gone nuts.

    Ayn Rand...I had to read The Fountainhead over winter's break in high school. Since then she's been on my banned list.

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  19. I agree with you, I wouldn't read any of those books either. Personally, I won't read any books about witches, wizards, werewolves, nothing paranormal, and I don't care how much hype there is about Harry Potter books, I will never read any of them, And I hate the blood, guts and beer books if you get my drift. I guess that about covers it.

    Thanks for visiting my blog always enjoy visits.

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