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Book Challenge Day 6- Most Overrated Book

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In general, I hop on the latest craze bandwagon without much arm twisting. And I’m usually rewarded for doing so.  If not with a life-changing book, at the very least an entertaining read. But I have never been so sorely dissapointed as when I read:


Now, before you decide that I’m just not intellectual enough to appreciate non-fiction, you should know that I have actually read and enjoyed nonfiction books in the past. Biographies and memoirs are my favorite book style (granted, they’re genrally done in a story format), but I’ve also read some straight-up biographies and really enjoyed them.  But, this book was just plain boring. It’s positioned as a “novelistic” nonfiction and I don’t see it. There was a ton of architecture focus, which I expected to be a little dry, but Erik Larson even  managed to make a murderer boring. This was supposed to be a terrifying human being and I just didn’t get that. I am one of those people that absolutely cannot stop reading a book once I’ve started and, had I not had to read this for a (somewhat failed) family book club, I would have stopped.



About Jaclyn

I’m a digital copywriter at an advertising agency- think Peggy from Mad Men but remove the print ads and add a website. Between my family, friends and job I hear a lot of interesting things. I’ve decided to share them and how they inspire me on this blog. There’s no theme or goal in mind and I promise I will not update with any kind of regularity. But hopefully whatever I do put up here will be entertaining, or entertaining enough to add to the “procrastinating at work by checking every mediocre website on the internet” list.

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