Question: If you could “unread” a book, which one would it be? Is it because you want to start over and experience it again for the first time? Or because it was THAT bad?
If I could unread a book, it would probably be Twilight, but not for the reasons you’re probably thinking. I am going to be upfront when I say that, when I initially read Twilight (and New Moon), I devoured them like they were chocolate; I could not put either of them down. It wasn’t until I’d finished and really thought about them that I realized just how problematic they were. But even THAT isn’t why I wish I could unread it.
My reasons for wanting to unread are simple: since the release of Twilight and its sequels, SO. MANY. BOOKS have been released that follow the same type of plot, include the same type of characters, the same type of relationships, etc. Reading Twilight has made me realize just how derivative many YA paranormal romance books are nowadays, and honestly that just makes me sad. If I hadn’t read Twilight first, I could ignore the sameness of much of today’s YA, and most likely would have enjoyed some of the YA paranormal titles I’ve read more than I did because I was constantly seeing the similarities.
This does not mean that I wouldn’t have noticed them eventually – I mean, come ON – but I would have been able to bury my head in the sand for a bit longer. :-P
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