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Feature & Follow Friday (#7)


The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read.

This week's Question:

Q:  Have you ever read a book that you thought you would hate — ? Did you end up hating it? Did you end up loving it? Or would you never do that?

I don't know if I ever read a book I thought I would hate.  Maybe a long time ago while I was in school.  I know there were some books I had to read that always stuck with me, such as Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey, and many others.  With those I don't know if I remember them so well because we spent so much time breaking them down and writing papers on them that they became permanently etched in my brain or if I remember them because they were good. The Odyssey I thought I would hate, but still didn't like it much even after I finished it.  Even the books I loved, such as To Kill a Mockingbird, by time the unit was done I hated the book.

In my adult life, I kind of look at it as nobody is forcing me to read anything, so I would never pick up a book I thought I would hate.


  1. Same here. I choose carefully my books.
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  2. I feel the same way, if I think I'll hate a book I don't bother picking it up :)

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  3. Great post :) I've had to read so many books at school, and ended up doing so many projects and tests on the books that I just ended up hating them which is a shame. New follower :)

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  4. That's why I sometimes hate reading books for LIT class. They make you overanaliyse every little thing and it makes you so sick of the book, even if its a great book.
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  5. I still have to read To Kill a Mockingbird. :)
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  6. True, with nearly every single book I was forced to read, I hated it!

    My only exception--which I didn't mention in my post because school reads don't really compute to me as my "reads"--was The Count of Monte Cristo! Totally bizarre since it nothing supernatural in it--which was my reading of choice even back in 12th grade--and yet I loved every moment of it! Even to the point of buying the non-abridged version that summer and reading it again!

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