Friday, June 22, 2012

Follow Friday

Every Friday Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read hosts Feature and Follow Friday. One lucky blog is featured and interviewed while the rest of us post our own responses to the question of the week and blog hop to say hello to each other!

This week's question:

Q: 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?

HeatherJay's answer:
I couldn't pick just one but I did narrow it down to two. The first is Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Sometimes a topic is so disturbing that it should not only never be a topic of conversation let alone the entire subject of a book. Call me crazy but child rape and murder is at the top of the list. I found this book to be gratuitous and ridiculous and just because the topic is shocking does not mean that you are a good author. The second is Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. I was brought up to believe this was a classic and one of the best literary pieces of the 20th century. FYI, it BLOWS!!!!! It's the story of a privileged, spoiled, shallow brat who spends the entire book feeling sorry for himself. I'd read Twilight again 10 times instead of reading either of these books! TEAM EDWARD!!!


  1. Hopping through. I'm not sure if I want to read that one. I've heard really good and really bad things. I don't know what to think.
    My Hop

  2. I thought I was the only one who didn't like Lovely Bones. New follower. :)

    My FF:

  3. Old follower, hopping by to wish you a Happy Weekend!

    I am usually pretty open when it comes to topics but I think that would even my bother me.

    My FF

  4. I haven't read The Lovely Bones, but I did watch the movie... and yeah.. bit disturbing. As for Catcher in the Rye... mehh.. I'm not big on classics. So yeah, I'm with you. I'd rather read Twilight again.. or skim through my favorite parts lol..

    Old Follower :)

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    Ana♥ Beach Bum Reads

  5. I know what you mean with Lovely Bones. I found it a bit pointless.

    I'm a gfc follower. Please follow back if you can.

  6. I hate when the classics end up being anything but. There's quite a few more out there. I'm a new follower via GFC and invite you to visit me when you can...

    The Scarf Princess

  7. YES, YES, YES! I am in total agreement with Catcher in the Rye - I totally agree with you! It was my answer too!

    Steph @ Stepping Out of the Page

  8. Nice follower through GFC as lucyatmax...please return the follow at:
    Nice meeting you today!

    1. Thanks, Beth! I'll head over to your blog and check it out. Thanks for following! :)

  9. Hello, new GFC and Linky follower! :)

    Check out my blog when you have time! I'm always looking for a new GFC follower!


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