This is a post in response to The Book Lady's last Post. I realized that the list might be too long to just go in the comment section. I will however limit myself to 5.
- I don’t like Gabriel García Marquez that much. So sue me. You see, all through school we were forced to read his books, because, you know: He is the only Colombian Nobel Price, and blah, blah. Except for 100 years of Solitude, I didn’t like his books that much. Granted he has a unique style, I think there are several good books amongst his work, and I appreciate the “magic realism” in his books, but he is just not for me.
- I rarely finished the books forced on me at school. I passed every single test, which makes me wonder how come people actually failed them. But I have problems finishing something I was forced to read; somehow it kills all the joy I usually find on books. Maybe that explains point 1.
- I cannot, for the life of me, watch a movie based on a book, and avoid saying (at least once): That’s not how it was on the book. I’ve tried, I’ve really tried, but even under my breath, there will be THAT moment. There are really good adaptations out there and I realize you cannot put EVERYTHING that happens in the book in the movie…but even then, I can’t help but say it…sorry.
- I have a
collection of what I call “sherbet” books. You know sherbet or sorbet, as in the
light frozen dessert. See, in multiple course meals the point of having a
scoop of sherbet between entrées and main dishes and even the dessert
itself is to clean the palate. The flavor won’t be overwhelming, but you
will probably enjoy it and it will allow you to enjoy the next big flavor.
So yeah, after a big book, sometimes I like to “have a sherbet book” (Confessions
of a Shopaholic, The Southern Vampire Mysteries or even Hunger Games, short and
sweet). I would say is a guilty pleasure if it wasn’t because I do
not feel guilty at all. Which reminds me, I’m a couple of books behind on
the SVM series…I guess it will have to wait until the Early Reviewers
- On that topic, I read the whole Twilight series. Ok, so maybe that is not a secret if you visit my GoodReads page. But even today if I try to explain the story of the books I feel funny. I will be the first to admit it wasn’t a life changing life, and girls should not take their ideas of “ideal” relationship from this book. But hey, it was fun to read, to discuss with my friends and Grandma (she read it to understand what the fuss was all about).