Friday, 22 June 2012

Feature Follow Friday

Hooray! It's time once again for Feature and Follow Friday, an awesome weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read, which is designed to help like-minded bloggers connect. This weeks all important question is:

Q: If you could "unread" a book, which one would it be? Is it because you want to start over and experience it again for the first time? Or because it was THAT bad?

One book that I would definitely like to unread, because it was that awful, is the second book in the Twilight series, New Moon. And then it would follow that I would never have read the other two books in the series, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. In my opinion the whole thing was a great idea for a teen romance but executed poorly and the series got progressively worse as it went on, in what I suspect was an attempt to churn out novels while the franchise was still popular. (Sorry fans of Bella and Edward.) At the same time, I'm glad that I read the first book, because then I have some knowledge about what the fuss was about. 

One book that I would like to start and experience over again for the first time is Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. When I first read the book, there were only three volumes in the series and they were being marketed as children's books. It was only as I started to read the third book that I started to realise that the series was far more complex than it had been given credit for at that time.

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  1. I didn't like the series as well, but I dont think I would like to unread them. they're not for me but like that I can really have an opinion about them.

  2. I agree with your reasoning but I would never unread a book :P
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  3. I haven't read the Twilight series...just seemed kind of blah to me. :)

    Happy Feature Friday @ The Brunette Librarian??

  4. I would definitely unread the Harry Potter series so I could read it all over again. :)
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  5. I loved Twilight up until Breaking Dawn, Harry Potter I would reread over and over again.

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    My FF

  6. I don't like Twilight but I'm glad I read the first as well, just to be educated about the hoopla.

    My follow friday. Please visit!

  7. Hopping through. I still love Twilight but I know lots don't. I didn't like New Moon at first, but I re-read it after I was very familiar with the series and I understood it better. Now I really like it.
    My Hop

  8. Thanks all. I love that my choice has caused some debate--the world would be a boring old place if we all loved the same books.

  9. I also have Harry Potter to 'unread'. My FF

    I've tagged you in the Liebster Award. Hope you like it :)

    Happy Reading!
    New GFC Follower

  10. My second Liebster in under a week. Wow, thank you, I'm honoured.

  11. I love the Harry Potter series too.

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog. Sorry for the late visit.

    Nazish @ Nazish Reads

    1. That's cool, beter late than never!