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30 Days of Books Challenge

Day 09, 10 August 2011 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving

There are a lot of my books that I thought I wouldn't appreciate but they ended up among my favorites. Most prominent examples are the Vorkosigan Saga (Miles didn't appeal to me at first, but once I browsed a book, Lois McMaster Bujold had me hooked.); Amelia Peabody (Victorian England, prissy heroine, boooring. But Elizabeth Peters writes beautifully, and I went down for the count as if I'd been smacked on the head by Amelia's signature parasol.); and the Young Wizards series (Young wizards again? Oh, they're American. So?  Opened the book to the Wizard's Oath and boom! Goner!).

Special mention goes to Revolt in 2100 by Robert A. Heinlein. Thin, thin paperback with weird cover moldering at P15 (about USD0.35) on the discount books shelf at the department store I passed through on the way to school. I'd seen it there for a long time before I relented because of the price and included it with some other books I'd bought. Didn't know I'd end up carting it around with me and even quoting from it.

Day 10 – Favorite classic book
Day 11 – A book you hated
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 13 – Your favorite writer
Day 14 – Favorite book of your favorite writer
Day 15 – Favorite male character
Day 16 – Favorite female character
Day 17 – Favorite quote from your favorite book
Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Day 19 – Favorite book turned into a movie
Day 20 – Favorite romance book
Day 21 – Favorite book from your childhood
Day 22 – Favorite book you own
Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
Day 24 – A book that you wish more people would’ve read
Day 25 – A character who you can relate to the most
Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 – Favorite title
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 – Your favorite book of all time

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