Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday 5: Book'em

I missed last week Friday5, but now I am catching up:

1) What book did you struggle to get through but is something you’re glad you’ve read?

I never did it. If I don' like the book it means we are not for each other and I won't waste my time on it while I can read another book that does something for me. But I can get back to the book in a few years and see if something in me changed.

2) What’s a book whose popularity has baffled you?

"Twilight" series. Twice I tried to read the first book. So empty, so slow, so unimaginative. Gave up after 20 or 30 pages.

3) If you could make everyone you know read one book, what would it be?

Why would I do this? Books are like people: there is non that will be liked by everyone. For every person there is a book. I used to be a librarian, I know this much :)

4) What book have you liked less and less as time has gone by?

Good question. Glad to hear that it happens to other people. I was surprised and embarrassed to admit that Jaroslav Hašek's famous "Good Soldier Švejk" does not entertain and/or educate me anymore. It's sad, like loosing touch with a dear friend.

5) What book have you loved more and more as time has gone by?

"Huckleberry Finn" for sure. This is not a book for kids, no sir. I started to appreciate it way after my teen years were over.

1 comment:

  1. i'm so glad i'm not the only person who doesn't get the twilight series. i think it's so dull! i jus't do not get how it became this phenomenon?! also thanks for the link to Friday5, looks like fun!