Top Ten Books I'll Never Read

May 5, 2015

I don't like to think that there are books out there not worth reading, but sadly they exist. Everyone has a right to express their opinions on different topics, but these authors have made offensive, worthless and harmful books. I read reviews and articles on these books but have not and never will read them myself.

1. Modelland by Tyra Banks
Oh did you know Tyra tried her hand at a young adult dystopian novel? And it involves a Mary Sue stuck on a island with models. The result makes little sense,  and should have never been published. Here's Tyra writing the first draft.

2.Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything by
3. Effects of Unfairly Unfavorable Book Reviews on Independent Authors by James Lowrance
So apparently negative reviews, are not helpful. Dishonest reviews that give no feedback, the author can use, are infinitely better though.

4. Fifty Shades of Gray by E. L. James
 This is Twilight fan fiction that involves a stalker boyfriend, abusive sexual acts, and a woman who has no value outside of what a man assigns. I did see the movie, but I will not waste any time or energy ever reading this book.

5. I Wish My Kids Had Cancer: A Family Surviving the Autism Epidemic by Michael Alan
 Not only is this book offensive, irrational and clearly misguided, I don't think this author is mature enough to have any book published. You do not wish your kids had cancer, no matter how provocative this title is, this is horrible. 

6. Revealing Eden by Victorua Foyt
 In a post-apocalyptic, totalitarian, underground world where class and beauty are defined by resistance to an overheated environment, Eden's coloring brands her as a member of the lowest class, a weak and ugly Pearl. If only she can mate with a dark-skinned Coal from the ruling class, she'll be safe.
So this author uses horrible descriptions of race in this novel. It oversimplifies racial issues, has a song about Coals (the ruling black race) raping Pearls (the white underclass). I feel like this was a idea that should have been killed pretty early, but unfortunately we have a horrible novel you shouldn't touch.

7. Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard
If you have the time the documentary Going Clear, explains how harmful, shameful, and manipulative the cult of Scientology is. This is similar to the bible for the cult of scientology, and was written by a deranged science fiction author whose goal was to never pay taxes and benefit from his created religion. 

8. How People Who Don't Know Their Dead attach themselves to unsuspecting bystanders and what to do about it by Gary Leon Hill
So the next time you feel the hair on the back of your neck stand up, this is a guide that will not tell you why. This is a hilariously titled book, that will tell you how to get your ghost who thinks its, alive off your back.

9. If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start with Your Legs: A Guide to Understanding Men by
This is crap. I guarantee reading this book will not help you understand men. You should  not consider closing your legs in a relationship as a powerful way to get anything out of it. 

10. To Train Up a Child by Micheal and Debi Pearl
This Christian guide to child abuse, it has incited parents to commit child abuse. The Authors encourage the use of a quarter-inch thick length of plumbing pipe used to hit badly behaving kids; the Pearls call it the “Rod of Reproof". This book has been cited in a number of child abuse cases, and should be destroyed and never published again.

Leave any Comments and links to your Top Ten Tuesday if you have one,  below!!

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

May 1, 2015
Yes Please by Amy Poehler, InToriLex
Yes Please


In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of words to live by.


"Your ability to navigate and tolerate change and its painful uncomfortableness directly correlates to your happiness and general well-being."

I don't read much non-fiction, but this book reminded me that I definitely should. Poehler shares intimate moments with us that we can laugh at, relate too, and gain insight from. The stories about how  she worked hard to be exactly where she is, is inspiring to hear. A lot of times I think that success comes easily to some, while the hard work is only required from us regular people. Amy  is a very funny, regular person who worked her way to the top and won't explain that away. She talks about being waitress to support herself, and a landlord  on drugs and who wanted to keep checking her sink. There's enough eccentricity, mixed with honesty to keep you plowing through this quick read.

Poehler also gives insight that all women can benefit from. She talks about the many experiences women have that are unique, and that they shouldn't be afraid of. As women it's easy to discount emotions and say I  just shouldn't be so sensitive. Amy embraces herself and it's refreshing to read. I'm closer to thirty than I would like, but being able to  dismiss people without feeling guilty as Amy describes, makes me think maybe getting older isn't so bad.
"Too often we women try to tackle chaos that is not ours to fix."

Besides Amy's account of her life, she also has some interesting love and commentary for her co-stars of Parks and Recreation. If your a fan of that show, there's definitely lots of inside information and quips that you will enjoy. The many emotions I felt while reading, felt good, and helped me reflect on myself. If you are a woman you will definitely find more than your share to relate too, and if you are a man you will gain great insight to the many wonderful women you have in your life.  This is a great exploration of Amy, that will give you something to laugh at, I recommend it for EVERYONE.
"Let's not end on African baby rape (or start with it, for that matter). Let's end by pointing out all the ways you can scare yourself and feel alive."

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