This week's FF question (hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee) 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?
Well, since you give me the choice between two, I will chose two books!! I wish I could unread Harry Potter and stat all over again! I simply loved it so much and it really introduced me to the pleasures of reading. But I think I would also have to go back a couple of years in age so I could once again have the pleasure of growing up with the characters in the book. So maybe I'd want to reread 'The Shadow of the Wind' because it was simply amazing!
A book I want to unread because I disliked it is 'Twilight'. It is not even that I hate it that much, it is just that I could have spent my time reading other books that were worth my time. That would again have led to me not having to watch the movies to compare them to the book or discuss the negatives of the book with other people. Oh well, it was a conscious decision, so I can't really blame anyone else for that!
Because I went to the Carlos Ruiz Zafon event yesterday, I chose his 'The Prince of Mist' for today. Book Beginnings is hosted by 'Rose City Reader' and Friday 56 is hosted by 'Freda's Voice'.
'Max would never forget that faraway summer when, almost by chance, he discovered magic.'
I love this opening. I'd love to discover magic this summer!
'Outside, the sky was losing the purple hue of dawn and the first rays of a blazing sun pierced the forest that extended beyond the walled garden.'
Zafon uses the weather as a way to emphasize a shift in atmosphere during the story or to reflect the mood his characters are in. I quite like it and it really helps me to create an image in my head while reading.
So, how about you? Any books you want to unread?