Thursday, 26 March 2009

Booking through Thursday





This week we are asked to discuss the following ------
Suggested by Janet:

The opposite of last week’s question: “What’s the best ‘worst’ book you’ve ever read — the one you like despite some negative reviews or features?”

The only one that I think fits into this category is 'Blessings' by Anna Quindlen. Published in 2003, the year I bought it ,after reading the jacket cover I was keen to buy it. However, during the interval between buying and reading I came across some negetive reviews. Theses, didn't deter me(after all, money had crossed palms!) so I started with some trepidation. I needn't have worried as I thoroughly enjoyed the novel and it remains on my bookshelf.


More book talk can be found here.

5 comments:

Jess said...

I have not read Blessings, but did read The Pilot's Wife or was it Black and Blue? Anyway, I always thought she had a good reputation, so I am glad to hear that you enjoyed this book.

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jlshall said...

Yes, over many years I've learned not to put all my trust in reviews. Sometimes you just have to go with your instincts and take a chance on a book, no matter what the reviewers say.

JoAnn said...

I read this book several years ago and liked it, too.

BooksPlease said...

I liked this one too.

Literary Feline said...

My mother-in-law recommended Blessings to me, but I haven't yet read it. I am glad to hear it's among your favorites!