November 17, 2016

30 Days of Books :: Day 12

So how is life for you? As busy and crazy as everyone else's? :) It certainly seems to always be something going on, something to anticipate, or something to endure. Life is just that way. My fall has been good, although I am NOT a fan of the time change and this getting dark at 530 to 6ish! I like my sunlight and my warmer weather. But! Thanksgiving is coming and so is Christmas. The holidays are definitely a bright spot, so I can't complain too much. I trust all of you lovely people are doing well. Ready for more bookish fun? I knew you were. ;)

{joining Jenni}

Day 12 :: A book you used to love, but don't anymore

Goodness! This one required a bit of thought. But I finally settled on the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. (I hope Jenni will forgive me!) I read the entire series back in early 2009, in about a weeks time. I was so obsessed with this story! I borrowed the books from a coworker and stayed up WAY too many nights in a row feverishly reading each one. (Have you seen how thick these books are?! They're huge!) Not to mention I believe I also flew back to visit my parents during that time period and the night before my early morning flight, I aimed to sleep at least a little. Alas, these books kept me awake and I got no sleep at all before leaving for the airport. None! I was probably zombie-like by the time I finally finished Breaking Dawn. Then I couldn't stop thinking about the characters for days and days.

So yes. I really liked these books then. But somewhere along the way, I lost interest. I don't know what it is precisely, but the last time (a couple years ago) that I tried reading one of them, I couldn't get into it at all. Also I will admit that there are some things about them that bother me now. Things I didn't see back then. So while I have a bit of nostalgia for the series, they aren't ones that I'd reread anymore. I know there's still a huge fanbase out there for them and I'm glad. Books are written to be enjoyed! So if you love them still, I hope you continue to do so. I'm simply okay with the fact that they are a part of my past and I'll just focus on all the newer, awesome books that I love now!

What book(s) did you used to love that you don't anymore?


  1. Sadly, I think a lot of people feel this way. I never did like the books but have respect for them ushering in YA. It wasn't nearly as popular as it is now.

    1. Jenny: I agree with that! I do appreciate that this series convinced a lot more teens to love reading. And that's worth something amazing, right there. :)

  2. I'll forgive you. I know a lot of people feel that way. I still love them and love reading them. But, I understand people change so I don't hate you ... too much. ;)

    1. Jenni: That's a relief! ;) And for the record, as Jenny mentioned above, I do think it pretty awesome that this series got a lot more people interested in reading. I love that! (Didn't you say this series got you to read more?)


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