As a reader my preferences are constantly evolving and changing. As I get older I find myself looking back on books and seeing them in a different light. That is what I really enjoyed about this tag. It’s a great tag to inspire reflection and I wanted to reflect on my life as a reader.
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What is a book you thought was “way too cheesy”/”so not my style”/”way out of your league”, but ended up loving?
I would have to say that The Duff was a book I was not anticipating enjoying as much as I did. I read it on a whim. But, ended up really liking it.
What is a book you hated, but loved/liked after giving it some thought or some time?
This is a very difficult question. I don’t really have any books that I did a complete 180 on. However, I reread Shadow and Bone and liked it a lot more during my second read. I believe I was able to appreciate the world and the story a great deal better the second time around.
What is a book you loved/liked, but hate/dislike today?
You should already know the answer to this one. Twilight. I don’t hate it to this day. But, I definitely dislike it. My taste and preferences have evolved since reading these books in high school. I still appreciate them for what they were to me at the time.
A character you loved before and totally hate/dislike today?
I’m going to say something that you’re probably not going to like. But, I’d have to choose Aelin from the Throne of Glass series. I loved Celaena Sardothien. Seriously, she was my girl and I adored her. The shift she’s undergone through the series has definitely changed her and I do not like her as much now. I don’t hate her. But, she’s definitely not the character I first loved.
A character you hated before and totally love/like today?
Manon. I hated reading her perspective at first. I thought it was boring and I didn’t care. Then Empire of Storms came around and she turned into one of my favorite characters. Manon is a badass and I really sold her short.
A book you almost gave up on, but glad you finished?
When I first started reading Truthwitch by Susan Dennard I could not get into it. Now that I’ve read it I can’t get enough of the Witchlands. Dennard’s writing is amazing and I can’t believe I had a hard time getting into the book my first time around.
A book you didn’t get/buy that you now regret?
The Shatter Me series. I read these books on ebook and I really wish I bought the physical copies of these books. It’s one of my favorite series. But, one that I haven’t reread because I don’t read a lot of ebooks anymore.
A book you wish you bought a different format/edition of?
Just give me the UK editions of the Mistborn series please. They are gorgeous and I want them so bad.
A genre you used to call your favorite?
Contemporary was all that I used to read in high school (well excluding Twilight). I still enjoy some good contemporary novels. However, I would not call it my favorite genre at this point in my life.