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Day 6 - A book you can only read once (no matter you love or hate it)
This is a weird one. There are thousands of books I can't remember well enough to recall them right now, so obviously I wouldn't read them again, and there's loads that don't get chosen for a second read because something else does. There's also loads of factual books I wouldn't read again because the information is in my head now.

But, as a rule, if I'm not enjoying a book within 50 pages I don't waste my time reading it. I have never ever felt I have something to prove through reading so am not one of these people who will plough through books so they can say they've read it, and neither am I someone who will read anything and everything just for the sake of it. There are a few authors who, after I've wasted hours ploughing through something or other and felt utterly cheated, I won't touch again without some serious incentive (China Mieville deserves a special mention here).

I keep thinking something is going to leap out at me and I'll think 'oh, that's the one I won't ever touch again. But there's nothing. If I read it once it was worthy of passing the 50 pages test and so would probably pass it again, but they'll always be something new and exciting on the horizon which will likely bump it off the top of the pile.

There's a book I can't read without crying and so I rarely touch it (Goodbye Mog, by Judith Kerr. I'd like to say this is a childhood memory, but I was bought a copy when I was 24, the year my beloved Arthur died, and that's why I cry)

I'm open to suggestions. Tell me which books I should never read again. I may have to read them first, so that I can say 'I'm never reading that again'.


Day 7 - Book that reminds you of someone
Day 8 - Book that reminds you of a certain place
Day 9 - The first book you ever read
Day 10 - Book from your favourite author
Day 11 - Book you once loved and now hate
Day 12 - Book that a friend recommended
Day 13 - Book that makes you laugh
Day 14 - Book from your childhood
Day 15 - 4th book from the left on your shelf
Day 16 - 9th book from the right on your shelf
Day 17 - Close your eyes and get any book from your shelf
Day 18 - Book with the most beautiful cover
Day 19 - Book that you never wanted to read
Day 20 - Book that you read at school
Day 21 - Most stupid book you read at school
Day 22 - Book on your shelf with the most pages
Day 23 - Book on your shelf with the least pages
Day 24 - Book that nobody would expect you read/loved it
Day 25 - A book where the main character is almost like you
Day 26 - Book you would read to your children
Day 27 - A book where the main character is your idol
Day 28 - Thank God this book was made into a movie
Day 29 - Darn, why did they make this book into a movie?
Day 30 - First erotic book you ever read
Day 31 - Book series you are collecting

Date: 2012-05-08 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heatherbelles.livejournal.com
I try and persevere, just so I know how it ends.

There's been one book I physically hurled across the room, mostly because it was absolutely dross.

I will read historical fiction, and am willing to take a certain amount of dramatic license and authorial liberty taking. However, the 'Tudor Wife' with it's love scene involving Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and a jar of honey just appalled me to the point of 'I'm not even going to finish it'.

Awful, awful, and badly written too.

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