Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Day 9 of the 30 Day Book Meme: A BOOK I ENDED UP LOVING

Day 07 – Most underrated book An unexpected good read
Day 08 – Most overrated book

Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

I was always dubious about the Harry Potter series because as a kid, I was never really introduced by it - not by my friends, teachers and definitely not my family. My primary school friends or other kids in my class didn't seem to be raving about it all that much (or so I recall). 

It's weird because it was only early in high school when I witnessed the hype. That might be because that was the time they started the film adaptions or when the films started receiving wide acclaim (I'm not sure if those two things are separate or if the HP films were really popular right from the first movie). 

Anyway, a friend of mine got me to read the first book. I looked at it and was kinda glad that it was nice and short because I didn't think I'd like it that much. 
Turns out, I LOVED IT - and that was only the beginning. 

A lot of people say that HP & The Philosopher's Stone is overrated but I couldn't disagree more. For me, it was the start of something great and the book could not have been written any better. 

Day 10 – Favourite classic book
Day 11 – A book you hated
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 13 – Your favourite writer
Day 14 – Favuorite book of your favourite writer
Day 15 – Favourite male character
Day 16 – Favourite female character
Day 17 – Favourite quote(s) from your favourite book(s)
Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Day 19 – Favourite book turned into a movie
Day 20 – Favourite romance book
Day 21 – Favourite book from your childhood
Day 22 – Favourite 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 – Favourite title(s)
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 – Your favourite book of all time

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