Reviews for Burning You Way Through the Library
Silverleaf of the Forest chapter 1 . 1/4/2012
You got me with the tittle on this one.

Even though I didn't know too many books besides YA, you kept me entertained with your wonderful wit! I'd feel free to also burn a great many of the classics too; they're not all bad, but there are many copies, and it could be just my library, but they smell rather funky also...

Just remember to leave all my books alone, assuming you've been trapped after I've been published. :D
Daisy's Quill chapter 1 . 12/24/2009
BURN TWILIGHT. BURN IT!
CosmicalMadison chapter 1 . 12/15/2008
This is hilarious! I love the Day After Tomorrow references.
S. E. K. Arouet chapter 1 . 2/17/2008
This is hilarious! The style is perfectly irreverent, though the headings would have been more clear if they'd been bolded.

I'm still laughing. :)
fatbird33 chapter 1 . 10/26/2007
he he he he he he. hillarious! i love all the book refrences(mostly because i feel special knowing what they are)and i love the order of which the books are being burned. i love the refrence to "the day after tomorrow" which should also be burned, oh but don't burn all the harry potters!
Girlbrainiac chapter 1 . 10/24/2007
Hehehe. I love this. Instead of burning all the books that get censored, we should burn the bad ones! Heh. Though I would never condone such actions in normal circumstances, I would definitely go through it in about the same way in a dire emergency.

I happen to disagree on the "Everything by Anne Rice after Queen of the Damned" going. Personally, I think it should be "Everything by Anne Rice after and INCLUDING Queen of the Damned." That book just didn't cut it for me. All her vampire stories are sort of the same. :P

And you forgot to mention Ayn Rand's other monstrosity "The Fountainhead," though that, of course, is not quite as large as Atlas Shrugged.

Ooh, and don't forget Brian Jacques! Any of his Redwall books that copy his other Redwall books should be burned! Now, I'm not saying there aren't any good ones (I happen to like some of them), but he really does have a bad habit of recycling a bit too much.

Another one! Any copy of "The Scarlet Letter". There should be plenty, enough to keep the fire going for at least a while. That book is one that I doubt anyone reads anymore anyway. :P

But yeah... As I was saying... This piece made me smile! I hope to read other parody pieces by you.

Girlbrainiac
destiny and red thread chapter 1 . 10/21/2007
"Anything by Anne Rice after ‘Queen of the Damned’ can go." It is so true. Accursed religious reformist, taking away all that is good in life.

The library is now the first place I shall head in event of impeding apocalyptic doom, so thank you for that.
sharks don't sleep chapter 1 . 10/21/2007
Don't get me wrong - I see the genre here is humor. But I don't understand how burning books is humorous. (I am now going to sound like a rambling fool for quite a while. If you don't feel like reading an argument about not burning books, look no further. Sorry in advance. But I'm very opinionated.)

Alright, so what really got me was the YA part of this. In my opinion, YA books are for the most part well-written. I know there are books out there that are bad - trust me, I have read some bad YA. A lot of it, in fact. But generally YA books are smart, funny and meaningful. I can give LOTS of examples. I also disagree vehemently with your cover-hating. Covers don't always reflect the story - or how intelligent the writing is. It's not like authors get to pick what art/photography is on their books. I've read plenty of books with "headless" girls that were very good. Maureen Johnson, anyone? It's not her fault the covers aren't amazing. On to your YA nonfiction. Is there YA nonfiction? Are you talking about those books about crafts and making bags out of old jeans? Uh huh. Way to imply that those types of books are the only nonfiction teens will read. I myself have never touched one of those books. I would not do so with a pole. They make teens seem stupid.

I would ramble on more about everything else but I am overreacting and I'm sure you know what you're talking about and I'm just being crazy sensitive. But I really don't think burning books is funny. Sorry. And after looking at your profile I'm sure you're very smart and know lots about books.

Falcon
texaslonghornfn chapter 1 . 10/21/2007
Haha, I really liked this. Especially the 451 degree reference, and the bit about tearing some pages out of the Deathly Hallows. Good work!
i wish i could delete this chapter 1 . 10/21/2007
Assuming you've seen "The Day After Tommorrow", the people should have had your library burning guide. I'm surprised you didn't mention Lord of the Rings or the Stand, because those books are extremely long. I like it, even though you kind of sound like one of my friends who has an alarming vendetta against chatspeak. Keep up the good work!
Elle dont tu lis les histoires chapter 1 . 10/21/2007
wow, that is hilarious. and the sad thing is, i understood just about everything on there. i especially love how you wanted to burn anything by christopher paolini. I ESPECIALLY agree with you there

lol good job and thanks for making my day!