Thursday, May 28, 2009

Booking through Thursday - Unread

Today's Question:

In the perfect follow-up to last week’s question, as suggested by C in DC:

Is there a book that you wish you could “unread”? One that you disliked so thoroughly you wish you could just forget that you ever read it?

My Answer:

Interesting question, I really don't think there's anything I wish I could "unread". Even if I didn't like a book, at least I knew I might not like the particular author or genre. It helps to give me an idea of what I like or don't like. I guess I just count it as part of the reading experience. You can learn from things even if you don't particularly care for the style of writing or storytelling.


  1. I agree, it's part of the reading experience and like you it will help me stay away in future from the author.

  2. True. Reading The Alchemist has made me stay away from Coelho!

    Booking through Unread

  3. Love today's picture.

    There are going to be books that just didn't do anything for us, and like you said, we've learned from the experience.

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog! I agree with you, we have to have books that we don't like, it makes the ones that we do like even better!

  5. I'm yet to answer this question.. I would say Love Slave to the Shaikh by Miranda Lee!! that's what come to mind right now :)

    You got something waiting on my blog :)

  6. Totally forgot BTT, but dunno what I would have answered either

  7. Great answer!

    I like the kitty picture, too. :)

  8. I haven't encountered something that is irredeemably bad. Books that I want to "unread" are ones written by authors whose previous reads I have enjoyed. Sometimes they just have a bad day I guess. I would like to defy time and start over again with another book.

  9. Violetcrush - Exactly! Sometimes it helps to know what you don't like and why.

    Gautami Tripathy - That's exactly what I mean.

    Nise' - Sometimes the learning experience can be a good thing.

    Dot - Definitely - it sure does make you enjoy books you like even more.

    Desert Rose - Awww...thank you so much. I'll post about it over the weekend.

    Blodeuedd - No single book came to my mind at all, even though there were books I didn't like. It didn't mean I wanted to "unread" them.

    JoAnn and Missy - Thanks - isn't the kitty priceless?

    Matt - That's true...even favorite authors can write a bad one sometimes.

  10. I too feel that every bad book you read teaches you to avoid that author. If I really had to pick just one book, I'd pick Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis... it was really boring.

    Btw, thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving the comment. :)


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