Four books I'm reading/have finished that I either paid full price for on Nook/semi-full price for on Nook/full price for a paperback.
Game of Thrones-I'm at page whatever and am thinking that one needs to get outside one's head occasionally to not just make sterile shit up, but make sterile shit up that's interesting. Fail so far. Nook
Home-Bill Bryson-I love this guy. He wrote In a Sunburnt Country, Through the Woods or whatever it's called, etc. etc. and is a completely fabulous travel and situational writer. This one? One needs to occasionally get outside one's head to not just report sterile shit that's true but jazz it up a bit. Semi-fail so far. Nook
Micro-posthumously Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. I'm a huge fan of Crichton and Preston and Preston/Child books. They all create lovely worlds of weirdness and action and thrills that rarely disappoint. This one is so poorly written-I mean, we're talking about TAKS test narratives by fourth grade Texas students written-and so requiring of belief suspension with retarded segues and INSERTED plot devices-that it left my head spinning. It's stunningly bad. And you know what? I still had to finish it just to find out that, yes, what I thought would happen, happened. I skimmed pages so bad that I was really just registering punctuation. And I knew what happened. It will be made into a movie for sure. It is HORRIBLE FUBAR EPIC FAIL. Paperback
The Big One-The Casual Vacancy-J.K. Rowling-I bought this sucker the day before it was published. $17.99 for the Nook. No. Really. I did. I thought, I did, that she who put out all that cool, fun Harry Potter stuff might do an intriguing adult book. My hopes were changed and I realized that "tedious" is the highest compliment I can give this book and I'm almost halfway through it. It is excruciatingly non-engaging and a phenomenal waste of my time and wrinkled up cyber dollars. Epic fail in the making and it pisses me off. Do not ever watch an interview with an author and then buy a book. You're an idiot. Just like those who vote for people based on their emotional quotients. Nook
I cannot believe I have three turds residing on my Nook right now. And one paperback that I really should use to light the smoker up for ribs.