Posts about Books
PSA! You do not need audible or any other costly online book vendor. There are library apps where you can get audio books, real digital download books and more with apps like Libby.
Do not waste your money on Amazon audible if you don’t have to. It’s an absolute rip off. I use Libby and sure, sometimes I have to wait for a new release but I don’t mind. Because it’s free. And I’m also supporting my local library. Just google up your local library. Sign up for a card. They email you your card number and you can sign in and start loading up. This has saved me hundreds of dollars every year.
Edit: I am not trying to tell people to give up their audible. If you like it and it works for you, that’s great! But some people don’t have cash to spend on little luxuries like that and supporting your Local library is also great. So if you can get something for free and it’s beneficial, why not use it.
Another edit: I did not know this only applies to U.S. and U.K.? I apologize to those who do not have this option and I hope something comes out that does give you this opportunity. It was never my intention to insult or hurt others by posting this. Just trying to help some book lovers out.
Also, I do buy books and audiobooks occasionally. I don’t get all of my books and audiobooks from Libby. I too believe in supporting authors.
I'm still not over the fact that 343i introduced such a fantastic antagonist into the series, an antagonist that has so much lore surrounding him, they even wrote a trilogy of books about him... Only to dispose of him in some poorly written comic book that most people didn't even read
Which fictional characters (or books) do you think are idolised by people who missed the entire point of the story?
For me, it’s Heathcliff, and pretty much the entire concept of ‘Wuthering Heights’.
People, including tv shows, misinterpret WH as this astounding romance novel between two lovers who can never be together, and idolise Heathcliff as a protagonist when actually, he’s the antagonist, who commits heinous acts of manipulative revenge, causing suffering to all those he comes across. Yes, a big part of WH’s plot is Catherine staying it would “degrade” her to marry Heathcliff and the consequences that befall; but the main focus of the novel is about a man who feels he has been wronged (including by being rejected by the woman he loves) and uses that as motivation to destroy the lives of those he hates, including his own family.
Are there any characters that you think are misread as being good, when are actually bad?
Or do you even have an entire book that you think is misinterpreted?