I saw this popping up all over Tumblr so I’m giving it a go:
1. A book you threw across the room in anger.
My senior high school Economics textbook. It did NOT make any sense and it made my school life so difficult. I had no idea how I passed that class. And quite frankly, I couldn’t remember a damn thing we talked about apart from the Law of Supply and Demand. Another thing… if Friends of Choice where a physical book, I would’ve thrown it in frustration.
2. A book in which you underlined nearly every sentence.
Generation Kill by Evan Wright. My first copy looked like a textbook with all the highlighted passages and dialogs. A close second is One Bullet Away by Nathaniel Fick. I have since bought another copy but my original had pencil marks and notes in the margins.
3. A book you were surprised to love.
Hmm… let’s see. I normally read books that I am sure I’ll like. Well, that was before this book blogging thing. Before all this, I stay within my comfort genres – historical fiction, mystery/thriller, true crime, military history, fictionalized history… I think I know more books that I’m surprised to hate. Just like The Diary of Anne Frank. Maybe… Beloved by Toni Morrison. I read it because I used to collect Oprah’s Book Club titles (eventually, I realized that 90% of them are preachy so I collected but never read them). For some reason, I picked Beloved out of the pile and LOVED it.
4. A book you can’t wait to read.
Is it sad that I cannot wait to read GK again? Hahaha! I have a ton of awesome titles in my stash. To name a few:
- The Beginners by Rebecca Wolff
- The Lake Shore Limited (Vintage Contemporaries) by Sue Miller
- Dirty Little Secrets: Breaking the Silence on Teenage Girls and Promiscuity by Kerry Cohen
- Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family’s Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom by Yangzom Brauen
- Harbor by John Ajvide Lindqvist
- Three Maids for a Crown: A Novel of the Grey Sisters by Ella March Chase
- Becoming Marie Antoinette: A Novel by Juliet Grey
And the mostly historical fiction titles sitting on my shelves.