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When I was clear back in grade school, (yes I still remember this but you'll understand why in a minute) I had a sick day. I think it was a Monday. When I came back to school the next day, I found that the teacher had divided the class into two reading groups. Half the class was reading one book (I can't remember what it was called) while the other half would read The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander. I wanted to read the first book because it was about American Indians and I had a copy of the book sitting on my shelf at home that I'd been wanting to read for a long time. I thought that would be a good group for me. Instead. I got put in the group reading The Black Cauldron and I was NOT happy about it.
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Q: Have you ever read a book that you thought you would hate -- ? Did you end up hating it? Did you end up loving it? Or would you never do that?
To my great surprise, I LOVED The Black Cauldron and was so glad that was the book I got to read. I remember that because it was the first high fantasy-type book I read on my own. I'd grown up on stories of Frodo and the Ring, and the adventures of Narnia, but this was the first time I'd picked up a fantasy book and read it myself. It was the first time I realized how much I loved that genre. From then on, I started looking for fantasy books to read. :D Thank goodness for a book I didn't think I'd like!
How about you? Anyone else have a similar experience?