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Saturday Book Discussion: So bad it's horrible: when you want to read the trainwreck



I don't usually read books that I expect to hate, but Tezcatlipoca help me, I am so tempted to read this:

2.81 stars on Goodreads

It's not bad in the same way that Snooki's book is bad; it's bad because evidently, it might not have been ghost-written! That's right, Tyra Banks actually wrote it!

OMG!

Or so speculates this reviewer.


Tookie’s body tingled. She was holding a SMIZE in her hands. Her. A Forgetta-Girl.

The SMIZE was made up of ornate eye-shadow-like flourishes in strokes of taxicab-, Dijon-, baby-chick-, banana-, and lemonade-yellow. Thinner than a sheet of paper, it was surprisingly heavy, and seemed to hum ever so slightly as it rested in Tookie’s hand.


This is an industrial-strength-brain-bleach-required book, and I want to read it just to write a snarky review to top all previous snarky reviews. Except it's 600 freakin' pages! I don't know if I can drink that much bleach.

More Goodreads LOLs for Modelland

Also on my "Oh gawd I have to read this" list:

Night of the Crabs

Definitely not on my "Oh gawd I have to read this" list:

I dunno, maybe someone needs to know this.

Possibly the most unfortunately named book ever.

So the SBC question today is: have you ever intentionally read a bad book? So you could point and laugh? Or because you just didn't believe it could possibly be that bad? Did it live up to its terribad hype, or were you disappointed by its lukewarm awfulness?

And most importantly, has anyone here read Modelland?

Poll #1800378 Reading awful books

Do you intentionally read terrible books?

No
37(55.2%)
Occasionally
30(44.8%)
Often. It beats stapling my eyelids as a hobby.
0(0.0%)

HAVE YOU READ MODELLAND?

I would rather staple my eyelids.
55(91.7%)
Yes. I wish I had stapled my eyelids.
1(1.7%)
Yes & YOU R JUST a h8er!!! <3 <3 <3 Tyra!!!!
1(1.7%)
No, but "Justin Bieber: The Unauthorized Biography" was awesome!
3(5.0%)

I have this evil idea for a book challenge involving people being assigned horrible, awful books to read and review, but I think the LOLs would run thin pretty quickly. But I may do it anyway...



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    A sequel to 14, in which the Great Old Ones arrive to eat the world. Kavach Press, 2020, 333 pages Murdoch’s past has finally come…

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