Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Five Books You (probably) Couldn't Pay Me to Read

You all know I'm a reader. My original intent of this blog was to write and post reviews of books I've read. I've done that, what, thrice now? :P As much as I love reading, and libraries, and dusty antique book stores, and shelves and shelves of books spilling everywhere, there are some books that will just never find their way into my library or my heart, regardless of how treasured or classic they are. 

Foxe's Book of Martyrs - John Foxe
It matters not how inspirational and exemplary the stories are. If torture is involved, I can't hack it. 

Moby-Dick - Herman Melville
Why yes, I'd love to spend 800 pages reading about a madman that's obsessed with killing a whale. It's metaphoric, you say? Even worse. 

Lord of the Rings/Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
Don't get your knickers in a knot. I know this is the baby of the modern-day, ESV-loving Christian, but really I don't want to be associated with Tolkien, thanks. From what I've heard, he played with mysticism and helped confuse Bible translations, so yeah. And for that reason as well...

The Screwtape Letters - C. S. Lewis
I have issues with Lewis anyway, but then to read letters from the devil or his assistant or whatever it is seems downright weird. It might help to be reminded of the not-so-subtle demonic activity that surrounds us all the time, but I skimmed through the book and found numerous references that I don't need brought up in my current thoughts anyway. 

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
I watched an ancient movie once, and it was enough. I suppose I should've read it for school, but I chose other things instead. Just can't get myself to want to read it. 

 I'm sure there are more, but here are five. Wbu? Do you have any books you'll just never read? 

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