Google+ Reading Teen: Second Hand Saturday 2/16/13

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Second Hand Saturday 2/16/13

 
 
Welcome to Second Hand Saturday!
In an attempt to clear our bookshelves, and pass on great used books to our stalkers followers, we have decided to hold weekly giveaways of some of the books on our bookshelves! Every Saturday, we will post the books available, and the following Saturday, we will announce the winner and our next challenge. The winner will get to choose a book from the list and we will ship it to that lucky person! Each week we will have a different challenge to complete.



This Week's Question:
 
I just read about a bunch of kids who are starving, and ate another kid (PLAGUE by Michael Grant).  I wanted to vomit.  So, this week's question is, what have you read that's made you want to hurl?  FUN TIMES!


Just comment below to be entered!






And this week's winner is...

Sarena




Email me at Readingteen1(at)gmail.com with your book choice. Please put "winner" in the subject line. You have one week to claim your prize!






 



 



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51 comments:

  1. I don't actually get iffed out by gory topics, but what really makes me cringe are the lovey-dovey couples. I generally don't mind the slightly annoying insta-love, but I have a limit. And that limit is particularly tight if the love is really young.

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  2. Oh, God. I made the mistake of reading Fifty Shades of Gray. I don't think that requires much explanation.

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  3. Recently I read Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook and there was a scene about periods and tampons there that disgusted me. I know these things are common and nature, but that one scene,,, *shudders*
    Also, the ending of Lori Clark's Different Roads left me feeling like puking. Although a very dazzling read, it was disgusting.

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  4. I read a story where some tweens tied up the babysitter, tortured & raped her. I read a very small part of it. I think I actually burned the book, something I never thought I would ever do.

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  5. I've never read a book and wanted to hurl and even when watching splutter horror movies i have no problem watching the most atrocious things being done and eating at the same time. There has been an instance however when i felt sick and disgusted but it was with the idea of something someone had done in the first season of the American Horror Story series. I don't know if you've watched it (i hope you have because i don't want to spoil it if you plan to watch it so, spoiler alert) but there is an episode where there is this "doctor" who likes taking people and animals apart and then sewing them back up randomly (e.g.. pig's head with bat'd wings for ears and something else for a body etc.). This doctor has a wife and a baby boy. The baby gets kidnapped by an angry boyfriend of one of the doctor's victims and he cuts the baby into parts and then sends it to the doctor and his wife. And then you see a scene where the mother is coming down the stairs to the basement where her husband "works" carrying a blanket and says "i want to burry our child in this" and then she sees her husband and he's sewing something and all you see is this hand or foot (i don't know) that has something else attached to it and the mother goes crazy and stars yelling "what have you done to our baby?" I just felt really sick to the idea of what he had done to their baby.

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  6. Oh, yes, there were a couple books I wanted to toss away. Lord of Flies, eugh...

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  7. I kept having middle schoolers ask me for the book Child Called It at the library. I had a fairly good idea what it was about, but I felt I should understand what the kids were reading. That book made me so sick. I especially started gagging during the hot dog scene. It is still a favorite of teens at my library, but it won't be one I will be Rereading ever!

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  8. The only book I've read where I had that reaction was Rotters by Daniel Kraus. It's a book about grave robbers and there is a scene where a character's fingers get chopped off and I was listening to it right after I'd eaten and I almost threw up in my car. The book was really good, but there were a few places I cringed all over the place for.

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  9. I was not to thrilled about the entails in "Where the Red Fern Grows". The fact that the dog's insides were twisted around a bush just was gross!

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  10. There are two books/series that made me feel sick:
    Plague by Michael Grant- For a different reason. It was actually the two plagues (parasite?)in the book that made me feel sick.
    The Enemy series by Charlie Higson- The detail that goes into those zombies!!

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  11. Ewwwww I definitely won't read plague and the end of Hannibal made me want to vomit

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  12. SPOILER

    There's a love relationship in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series between twins that's made me uncomfortable... And some scenes of rape too.

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  13. I can't remember any books that have made me feel sick like that. I'm sure there has been some but nothing that sticks out. I usually cringe at really gory stuff (like zombie fights and such) but I have a decent stomach when it comes down to it.

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  14. Thanks for the warning about Plague... and I had to read 50 Shades of Grey, so, nuff said I guess...

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  15. I read The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum and the dark side of human nature depicted in the novel was disgusting. The worst part is that the novel is inspired by a true-life case. The movie, An American Crime, was based on the same case. I'm unable to forget either.

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  16. I picked up a book by a favorite author about a year ago and it started off with the main character having an intimate meeting with a woman on his office desk. It was clear after a few sentences in that this character was a young teenager and reluctant and scared and I was so grossed out that I closed the book and wasn't planning on picking it back up. I couldn't understand how I was supposed to come to root for this character for that simple sick opening in the book. I've read this author many times and have loved her work, so I picked it back up and skimmed the next few pages and was so relieved that the character was appeasing his ex wife and enacting a fantasy of her's. Still, it sickened me and I thought that the story could have done fine without those opening pages and even tainted the book a little for me

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  17. I started to read Jurassic Park years ago and I couldn't get past the first chapter because a dinosaur came in and ate a baby's face off. I had just given birth to my son and I just could not get past that part of the book. I had to stop reading it and give it back to my friend that loaned it to me. My son will be 24 years old next month.

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  18. I there was some parts of the book Dreams & Shadows by C. Robert Cargill.. it was a good book but
    some parts were really graphic..

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  19. I don't think that I've been grossed out by anything that I have read. I've been happy and laughed, and sad and sobbed, but I don't think that I've ever gotten sick.

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  20. The unwinding scene in Shusterman's Unwind book. Creepy!!!!

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  21. I read a book about bedbugs, and I was itching like crazy and wanted to puke at the thought of all these bugs living in my bed and house. It was seriously gross!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  22. Oh, definitely a couple books in the Gone series, and also Unwind by Neal Shusterman, there were some freaky scenes in that one.

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  23. I don't get too sickly over stuff in books. Though when younger The Red Pony's end bugged me. More recently and though I really enjoyed these dark fantasy books, Thief's Covenant and False Covenant, the deaths were quite descriptive and imaginative. I still enjoyed those two books, but don't think any characters are safe in it with such supernatural villains around.

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  24. +JMJ+

    When I was reading Trainspotting and got to the part in which Renton is trying to scoop his drugs out of a stopped up public toilet he himself had just had diarrhea in . . . my gag reflex just kicked in. I actually thought about finishing the chapter in the bathroom, just so I could get through it. =S

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  25. I can't really think of anything I read that wanted to make me sick. Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

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  26. I just finished The Fault in Our Stars, and every time Hazel mentioned a PICC line I curled up my toes and got all squirmy! Ugh...can't stand even thinking about them in much detail. I will never work in medicine!
    shayla115@gmail.com
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  27. I don't think that I have read anything that made me want to hurl, but I did just recently read Pantomime Laura Lam and I found it rather weird and a little disturbing.

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  28. I'm never that bothered by gore or other gruesome stuff, but any rape scene is every book makes me feel sick.

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  29. Years ago I read the book, Alive, a true story about people stranded in the snow. They ended up resorting to cannibalism. Ew. Such a disgusting read.

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  30. Yes, I have more than once. I read this book series called Vaempires: Evolutionary War. There were parts in the books that are so graphic and really turned my stomach. Ugh!

    - Beckie
    ChiKittie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I don't read many books that make me want to hurl, but I read Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma and it was beyond disgusting. I've heard people talk about how amazing the writing is and while it is - that couldn't make it alright for me. UH. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

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  32. Huh, I don't think so, to be honest :D At least not yet. Will probably happen one day, though.. Thank you for amazing giveaway. <3

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  33. It's similar to what you said. In Angelfall, there are kids that get eaten and gah, it's terrible how they describe it. It definitely made me want to hurl.

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  34. I think it was when i was reading unwind by Neal shusterman. The scene that really grossed me out was when a character (i won't say who) was getting unwound (taking their body apart into pieces that were still functioning to donate) and the point that it was explained in detail and you knew exactly when each body part was being taken off the body...

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  35. This is an awesome one! I wish I could read this book. Thank you for sharing this.

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  36. I'm not sure if this is puke-inducing, but the different vamp series that I've been reading are much more graphic; portraying vampires as disease-ridden, nasty creatures with yellow teeth, grimy hair & grungy clothes.. They're much more explicit than the kinder/gentler vampire series that I'm used to. These stories are still great in their own right, of course!

    -Just had to adjust my thinking is all. :) We're not in Forks anymore, Terri....lol.

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  37. Lupe- it's one horrible horrible book that'll make you want to throw up all over it. I only read it once and now I can't bear to look at it. *shudders* I forgot who the author is. It's do do with black magic and stuff.

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  38. I can't think of any.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

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  40. None. I have yet to read a book that would make me feel like that :S

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  41. Serial by by Jack Kilborn, Blake Crouch

    from the word serial itself..

    darkworld_cutie@yahoo.com

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  42. What I've read was for school, I can't remember the title but it was about medieval torture devices. They were all described in excruciating detail *shudders*

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  43. Well, I haven't read about anything that would provoke me to vomitting, but I have watched those Harlem Shake videos trending on Youtube...They are pretty gross :D Thanks for the giveaway! :D



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  44. I read a story in an English class about a kid that had a mental break down and ate his neighbors animals.... I was really disturbed by this..

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  45. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It's a great book though.

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  46. I haven't read any but I've heard of plenty like speak and forbidden
    thanks for the giveaway

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  47. umm.. i don't get thrwon off every easily when reading, but one book (i forgot the title) i did almost throw up because the person was in a dark tunel (slide i think?) and they were just sitting in vomit i know it is distugusting

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