30 Day Blog Challenge- Day 10

A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving…

This was a no brainer for me. As a member of Rick’s Book Club over on Facebook, I knew not every book would suit my taste. When I saw Wool I groaned inwardly. It was not my genre of choice, it wasn’t even in my top 3 so I put off reading it until the last week of whatever month it was picked for.

About the book: (via Amazon)

In a ruined and hostile landscape. in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive. a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside. men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations. of secrets and lies.To live. you must follow the rules. But some dont. These are the dangerous ones; these are the people who dare to hope and dream. and who infect others with their optimism.Their punishment is simple and deadly. They are allowed outside.Jules is one of these people. She may well be the last.

I clearly remember reading this synopsis and thinking to myself ‘nope, not gonna be good’. I posted in book club to see how everyone else was doing and I said I was struggling. Someone said once you get past  page 120 you’ll enjoy it. They were spot on!

Seriously, once I broke through page 120 the book was amazing!!! I could not put it down! I devoured the book very quickly after that and absolutely loved it!

If I had given up I’d have missed out on a wonderful, thought provoking book. Even now, months later, I still find myself thinking about Wool. It was completely unexpected just how much I loved it. I didn’t want it to end!

Has this happened to you?😊

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 1

A book or series you wish had gone on longer OR a book series you wish would just end already.

There is only one contender for a series I wish had gone on longer… 

HARRY POTTER BY J. K. ROWLING 

 

I remember the first time I ever heard of Harry Potter. I was away at Irish college many moons ago, and a girl staying in our room was reading it at the time. I asked could I read the first few pages to see if I’d like it… Needless to say I went home and swiftly started my Harry Potter book collection.

My love for the books grew with every new release, some of which I even queued at midnight for! My teenage years were spent reading HP, and trying to read them as fast as possible on release day, just so nobody would ruin the endings for me!

I was really sad when the series ended. It left a lot of unanswered questions for me! I know we were told “All was well” but seriously JK, I wanted to know everything pre and post HP at Hogwarts!!!

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These books take pride of place on my bookshelves, and I’m hoping my kids will decide to read them when they’re old enough!


Thanks for reading 😊📖