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.
PS I'm currently looking for reviewers for my new novella, Best Forgotten. If you're interested in a review copy or featuring a short extract on your blog, or perhaps an interview with yours truly (or all three if you're game,) contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org