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Lexa555
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

lol Debbie that is because you also read a lot of romance and we come to expect a happy ending!

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FaeryQueen
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

I thought of another one and like Debbie, I'll probably get hate mail for this one too.....

 

 

Now I didn't actually throw this one, cause dude it's was a big hardback and I didn't want to damage my wall or furniture, but I yelled in frustration at the ending.

 

 

 

Breaking Dawn 

 

I mean come on,  LAME ending to such a powerful series.  And I say powerful because of vast numbers of young adult that read the series.  I was already ticked at Bella's attitude in New Moon when Edward left, but I got it.  She's young and it was her first love.  We all act stupid at that age.  But please...I know I've said this elsewhere on the boards but the ending totally ticked me off.

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Lexa555
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

 

FaeryQueen wrote:

I thought of another one and like Debbie, I'll probably get hate mail for this one too.....

 

 

Now I didn't actually throw this one, cause dude it's was a big hardback and I didn't want to damage my wall or furniture, but I yelled in frustration at the ending.

 

 

 

Breaking Dawn 

 

I mean come on,  LAME ending to such a powerful series.  And I say powerful because of vast numbers of young adult that read the series.  I was already ticked at Bella's attitude in New Moon when Edward left, but I got it.  She's young and it was her first love.  We all act stupid at that age.  But please...I know I've said this elsewhere on the boards but the ending totally ticked me off.

 

The ending ticked me off for this book too. I liked the three books leading up to it and Eclipse is my favorite of the series and compared with the first three Breaking Dawn was such a let down. The storyline just became crazy and there were a lot of loose ends and she just kinda tried to wrap it up in a quick little package at the last few chapters and it wasn't as good as the books before. You invest time and money into a series and that was not the ending I was looking for.

 

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FaeryQueen
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

 

Lexa555 wrote:

 

The ending ticked me off for this book too. I liked the three books leading up to it and Eclipse is my favorite of the series and compared with the first three Breaking Dawn was such a let down. The storyline just became crazy and there were a lot of loose ends and she just kinda tried to wrap it up in a quick little package at the last few chapters and it wasn't as good as the books before. You invest time and money into a series and that was not the ending I was looking for.

 

 

Thank you!  I always feel like a looser when people new to the genre rave about these books and I just go *ehh* They're Okay.  Then I steer them to all the other series we rave about in the boards.

 

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Lexa555
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

FaeryQueen wrote:

 

Lexa555 wrote:

 

The ending ticked me off for this book too. I liked the three books leading up to it and Eclipse is my favorite of the series and compared with the first three Breaking Dawn was such a let down. The storyline just became crazy and there were a lot of loose ends and she just kinda tried to wrap it up in a quick little package at the last few chapters and it wasn't as good as the books before. You invest time and money into a series and that was not the ending I was looking for.

 

 

Thank you!  I always feel like a looser when people new to the genre rave about these books and I just go *ehh* They're Okay.  Then I steer them to all the other series we rave about in the boards.

 

 

I completely agree with you, I think sometimes teenagers get stuck on a certain book or a certain type of book (cough vampires cough) and they don't ever break free to all of the other good books out there. Personally I'm also sick of all the BandNs having a whole huge table piled high with all the books and junk to go with it. I serious saw an edward umbrella at the bookstore a few days ago. The Twilight Saga has gotten way out of hand. The books are good but there is so many other great/good books out there. I can't even say that I really belong or fit in on this section of the boards because I most read romance with some YA books thrown in. Just giving my two cents though. :smileywink:

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lilithesque
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

I may have been jinxed by reading this thread.  I read the the conversation and thoght jeez, just put it down silly!!. 

 

Then I checked out a little book, to pass the couple days before april when I could start on some books I am reading for book challenges. 

 

Anyway, I checked out

Naked Dragon 

 

Sounds good right!  I mean, Really, nice tattoo, nice looking "dragon" guy, light cute sounding plot line, what could go wrong.  

 

Well, I found out.  My goodness this was a reaally bad book.  I dont like to see people flame books, so I wont rave, but the descritions and plot and action were all so contrived feeling. 

 

And finally, calling a mans ummm, hmmmm a man lance over and over and over  and over and over was the final straw.  MANLANCE?  Really?  Maybe once in jest, but as if that is really a legit way of thinking and talking--well.  I didn't work and finally caused me to virtually (hey couldn't really indulge the urge due to it being a library book) throw it across the room! 

 

I would be interested to hear anyone talk about this in a good way.  I was just apalled. 

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lilithesque
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

(sheepish grin and and shrug)  OK I guess I flamed and raved a little.  :smileysurprised:

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lilithesque
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

Well, I went to the reader reviews and low and behold all the reviews are fabulous, 4-5 stars.  Geez, I guess that once again proves, each to their own.  Huh.  I better stick to the UF, horror, fantasy stuff huh.  Although sometimes I read stuff that is paranormal romance and really enjoy the ride. (so to speak). :smileytongue:

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Sovereign_Queen
Posts: 283
Registered: ‎11-28-2008

Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

 

Manlance?  Seriously?
IMHO that's up there with "her wet purse" LOL
  Aparently someone compiled a list of male genetalia euphimisms used in romance novels and there's some really bad ones out there.  The funniest thing -- alot of the ones from the monty python song about...well...you know...are also on "the list."  LOL
~Suzi


 

lilithesque wrote:

 

 

 

And finally, calling a mans ummm, hmmmm a man lance over and over and over  and over and over was the final straw.  MANLANCE?  Really?  Maybe once in jest, but as if that is really a legit way of thinking and talking--well.

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paulgoatallen
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

 

lilithesque wrote:

I may have been jinxed by reading this thread.  I read the the conversation and thoght jeez, just put it down silly!!. 

 

Then I checked out a little book, to pass the couple days before april when I could start on some books I am reading for book challenges. 

 

Anyway, I checked out

Naked Dragon 

 

Sounds good right!  I mean, Really, nice tattoo, nice looking "dragon" guy, light cute sounding plot line, what could go wrong.  

 

Well, I found out.  My goodness this was a reaally bad book.  I dont like to see people flame books, so I wont rave, but the descritions and plot and action were all so contrived feeling. 

 

And finally, calling a mans ummm, hmmmm a man lance over and over and over  and over and over was the final straw.  MANLANCE?  Really?  Maybe once in jest, but as if that is really a legit way of thinking and talking--well.  I didn't work and finally caused me to virtually (hey couldn't really indulge the urge due to it being a library book) throw it across the room! 

 

I would be interested to hear anyone talk about this in a good way.  I was just apalled. 

 

 

In light of the Sookie Stackhouse thread over in Paranormal, where we were discussing how Charlaine Harris' sex scenes aren't exactly erotic – this quote specifically:

 

"While I stood stock-still, paralyzed by conflicting waves of emotion, Eric took the soap out of my hands and lathered up his own, set the soap back in its little niche, and began to wash my arms, raising each in turn to stroke my armpit, down my side, never touching my breasts, which were practically quivering like puppies who wanted to be petted..."

 

Maybe we should start an "uber-cheesy sex scene descriptions" thread because "man lance" really is just ridiculous!

 

Paul

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Sovereign_Queen
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

 

paulgoatallen wrote:

 

Maybe we should start an "uber-cheesy sex scene descriptions" thread because "man lance" really is just ridiculous!

 

Paul

 

 

Please, Paul?  That could be great fun.

~Suzi

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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

 

Sovereign_Queen wrote:

 

paulgoatallen wrote:

 

Maybe we should start an "uber-cheesy sex scene descriptions" thread because "man lance" really is just ridiculous!

 

Paul

 

 

Please, Paul?  That could be great fun.

~Suzi

 

Oh yes please. For all the one's we notice and those we somehow overlook.

 

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paulgoatallen
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

 

TiggerBear wrote:

 

Sovereign_Queen wrote:

 

paulgoatallen wrote:

 

Maybe we should start an "uber-cheesy sex scene descriptions" thread because "man lance" really is just ridiculous!

 

Paul

 

 

Please, Paul?  That could be great fun.

~Suzi

 

Oh yes please. For all the one's we notice and those we somehow overlook.

 

 

 

I'll start one on Monday, Tig – I'm going to bed now (to dream of puppies, no wait, yech!)

 

Paul

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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

[ Edited ]

 

paulgoatallen wrote:

 

 

 

I'll start one on Monday, Tig – I'm going to bed now (to dream of puppies, no wait, yech!)

 

Paul

 

You are a baaaaad dog.

 

And over at romance you'll find lot's of fans who like cheezy sex scenes, some that like em hot and spicy and some like them on the sweet side.

But I have to admit Manlance, that's really cheezy.

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lilithesque
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

The thing is-- man lance was they way he referred to his own bodypart.  He wasnt having sex, or making sex talk.  He was often referring to said "lance" swelling in proximity to his true love, or swaying when he walked or the uheard of size of such lance-- but this was self talk, over and over and over.  I could see silly sextalk or something but this was soposed to be the way he thought of himself, to himself. 

 

 

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dhaupt
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

 

lilithesque wrote:

The thing is-- man lance was they way he referred to his own bodypart.  He wasnt having sex, or making sex talk.  He was often referring to said "lance" swelling in proximity to his true love, or swaying when he walked or the uheard of size of such lance-- but this was self talk, over and over and over.  I could see silly sextalk or something but this was soposed to be the way he thought of himself, to himself. 

 

 

 

Hmm, sounds like the guy was in love with his "manlance" and him talking about it I think makes it that more cheezy.

 

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paulgoatallen
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

 

dhaupt wrote:

 

lilithesque wrote:

The thing is-- man lance was they way he referred to his own bodypart.  He wasnt having sex, or making sex talk.  He was often referring to said "lance" swelling in proximity to his true love, or swaying when he walked or the uheard of size of such lance-- but this was self talk, over and over and over.  I could see silly sextalk or something but this was soposed to be the way he thought of himself, to himself. 

 

 

 

Hmm, sounds like the guy was in love with his "manlance" and him talking about it I think makes it that more cheezy.

 

 

 

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KeithMelton
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

The term “man lance” gives a whole new meaning to the sport of jousting.

 

 

No, don’t think about that too much.

 

Hold on, hold on. I want to try my newbie hand at the art of cheesy love scenes:

 

“His kisses left snail-trails of saliva along her skin--skin so smooth and polished it gleamed like linoleum after the wax and buffer. He stared into her eyes as his Eiffel Tower of Love strained at his jeans like an erector set possessed by the devil!”

 

(Notice I managed to include an exclamation point, which qualifies me for Extra Credit.)

 

Then there are classics like:

“He fit into her like Tab A into Slot B.”

 

To be fair to writers, coming up with new ways to describe familiar anatomy (and games indulged with aforementioned anatomy) can be quite challenging. Sometimes we can be a little TOO original. :smileyhappy:

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jgmme
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

KeithMelton wrote:

The term “man lance” gives a whole new meaning to the sport of jousting.

 

 

No, don’t think about that too much.

 

Hold on, hold on. I want to try my newbie hand at the art of cheesy love scenes:

 

“His kisses left snail-trails of saliva along her skin--skin so smooth and polished it gleamed like linoleum after the wax and buffer. He stared into her eyes as his Eiffel Tower of Love strained at his jeans like an erector set possessed by the devil!”

 

(Notice I managed to include an exclamation point, which qualifies me for Extra Credit.)

 

Then there are classics like:

“He fit into her like Tab A into Slot B.”

 

To be fair to writers, coming up with new ways to describe familiar anatomy (and games indulged with aforementioned anatomy) can be quite challenging. Sometimes we can be a little TOO original. :smileyhappy:

 

 

 

ROFLMAF.........oh my, thats too funny.

Jo

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dhaupt
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Re: Books I've Thrown Across The Room

 

KeithMelton wrote:

The term “man lance” gives a whole new meaning to the sport of jousting.

 

 

No, don’t think about that too much.

 

Hold on, hold on. I want to try my newbie hand at the art of cheesy love scenes:

 

“His kisses left snail-trails of saliva along her skin--skin so smooth and polished it gleamed like linoleum after the wax and buffer. He stared into her eyes as his Eiffel Tower of Love strained at his jeans like an erector set possessed by the devil!”

 

(Notice I managed to include an exclamation point, which qualifies me for Extra Credit.)

 

Then there are classics like:

“He fit into her like Tab A into Slot B.”

 

To be fair to writers, coming up with new ways to describe familiar anatomy (and games indulged with aforementioned anatomy) can be quite challenging. Sometimes we can be a little TOO original. :smileyhappy:

 

 

Keith, I would love to post a picture here with your Big Cheeze award, but alas my MAC is not able to post pics. Maybe one of my co-conspirators could do it for me.