I recently learned November is National Blog Posting month, a feature that runs alongside National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to post an entry every day in the month of November. I was pretty apathetic about the idea because I’m helping out with yeah write’s November writing contest all month. Then, I found this Challenge today.
Write about books every day? No problem.
I’m an avid reader. I’ve run my own book club for 11 years. On my Goodreads page, I have 13 years of book reviews just waiting for me to use as blog fodder. Plus I’ll still have time to help out with yeah write’s awesome festivities! Hooray!
DAY 1. – A book series you wish would just end already.
That’s easy: Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series starting with The Eyre Affair. It was the sole reason I made a shelf in Goodreads called “ugh make it stop.”
Here’s what I wrote on April 26, 2007:
I can see where other people would find merit in this series. I am not one of those people. I find it overly complex and cutesy. Honestly, it made me feel pretty stupid. I could sense when I was reading a literary joke, but I didn’t know most of the references. I am pretty well read, I must say, and I wasn’t laughing. I feel like this book is meant only for the enjoyment of professors of English, because only they would appreciate the wit.
Did you read the Thursday Next books? DId you enjoy them? Then feel free to change my mind in the comments!