Friday, August 10, 2012

TGIF - Unexpected Surprises!

I love this week's question!

Unexpected Books: Which books did you have reservations about reading, but ended up loving once you did?

First, I'm going to go way back. I never thought I would like the Harry Potter books. "I don't like fantasy." Yeah, right. I gobbled these up and that was the beginning of a huge change in my reading habits. There are still some fantasies that I don't care for, but more and more often, I like them. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a more recent example of this. A girl with a jewel in her tummy? My eyes rolled when I read that. But I LOVED this book!

I really try not to be reserved about any books any more. I'm fortunate that I enjoy a WIDE variety of genres, so I've learned my lesson. Just try it. Not that I'm perfect. I still surprise myself once in a while.

Thanks Ginger. I really enjoyed this one and I'm looking forward to reading everyone else's responses. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend! (My last one before school starts on Monday!!!!)

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  1. At first I didn't want to read the Harry Potter series, because "everybody else did", I was ten and just a bit stubborn. My sister loved them and took me to the first movie and ever since I'm hooked!

    Great answer!
    My TGIF

  2. I cross over a few genres but Glass Castle was the one that made me consider Memoirs.

  3. I loved the ones you mentioned - HP and Fire and Thorns. And same as Marce (the commenter above me) with Glass Castle - an amazing book, one which I loved despite not being much of a non-fiction reader.

    Tanya Patrice

    1. I'm picky about my non fiction too. But Glass Castle was one I really liked. Thanks for visiting.

  4. Good question this week. :) My sister still hasn't read Harry Potter (she's older than me, and says real wizards are like Gandalf ... she's missing out, of course)

  5. I also liked the Harry Potter books. I’m glad I dropped by from TGFI. I am your newest follower.
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