Monday, May 16, 2016

Musing Mondays (53) What I'm Reading

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat, that asks you to muse about something book related each week.

My Musings for the Week...

Random weekly question: What do you think is the most overrated book?

16035541I think any book can be overrated, depending on the person who you're asking. A probable cause could be personal preference in regards to taste in books. Needless to say, I've had that thought more times than I can count on one hand. However, some of the books weren't bad, I just didn't love them. Anyway, one book that, for me, was a little overrated (or too hyped would be a better way to describe it), was Alice in Zombieland. The book wasn't necessarily the worst thing I've every read, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. The hype surrounding it drove my expectations up way too high, and the story I got wasn't what I was expecting. Still, the plot itself was alright, and the coolest part were the zombies. I don't typically read books that feature zombies, which is saying something since that happened to be my favorite part about Alice in Zombieland. So, two thumbs up for well-done zombies.

Other Musings...

To start out this week, I’m taking a short break from fiction with my current read, Founding Myths by Ray Raphael. I picked this book up at Barnes & Noble since it was on sale for a good price. I started reading it over the weekend, and so far it’s been really interesting to see the historical inaccuracies that are commonly mentioned/interpreted as being true, while also being based on actual fact.

Synopsis from Goodreads...

Much of what you thought you knew about American history is wrong...

Our best-loved tales actually sell America short, Raphael says. This nation was founded not just by the handful of "founding fathers" we have come to admire, but also by the revolutionary activities of innumerable and nameless patriots who are not mentioned in textbooks. Why should only a select few get the credit? The collaborative spirit and effort of the American people is an important concept for children (and adults) to learn...

What are you planning to read this week?


  1. Hi Breanna, I completely agree with you, personal taste plays a big role on whether you think its overrated or not. I also think how you feel at that moment, has an impact on your opinions. I've read some books that aren't life changing but because I needed something easy at the time, I loved it, and other times I'm disappointed because it was so cliched.

    I'd like to read Gena Showalter's Alice in Zombieland, it sounds like my kind of story :)

    1. I have to agree with you. I also think that mood can influence what types of stories are appealing at the moment. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

  2. It is easy to find those books out there that seem overly hyped, especially when the publisher's blurbs often reference those books...making comparisons. That always irks me. LOL.

    Enjoy your nonfiction...Founding Myths looks good.


    1. I'm almost finished with Founding Myths, and so far I really like it. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

  3. Thank you so much for the recommendation of "Founding Myths", it sounds great! I once was a History major/History teacher and in a pursuit of a Masters (which wasn't finished because I managed to get pregnant after 11 years of trying- that kid is now graduating next week a history major and was at Oxford for last year!). At any rate what was frustrating was learning that all I had studied since a little kid was what I call the "party line", the clean version of history and not necessarily the truth! How frustrating I'm thinking. Really I could of handled the truth in grade school, I have to pursue a Masters to get the the low-down! So anytime someone promotes history (especially American) that's got the real truth in it I get all excited. Here's a great historian to follow up on- Howard Zinn- A People's History of the United States. Thanks

    1. I pretty much agree with you. Thanks for stopping by! :-)


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