*Here are all my past Days, they're all together in one post but I felt like this one had to have its own post.
Day 31 of 365 - April 20, 2013
My Divergent Story!
How did you hear about Divergent? Share your story!
I found this book a little late, I read it in November, 2012 for the first time and as soon as I finished it, I read Insurgent and as soon as I finished that one, I read both of them a second time. And I'm excited for the read a long with 365DaysofDivergent, I hope it'll be my fourth time since I'm reading it again as I come up with ideas for the challenges.
First, I think you need to know I used to judge books by their cover and title.
By September that I joined Goodreads, I started seeing this book everywhere and I had even read a little about it, and yes my initial reaction was, this is like the Hunger Games. I didn't understand what the big deal about it was, I never found it interesting so I read other books.
I was in a book club, read by theme and I needed the highest rated bok on my to read list. The books I had were the last ones from different series so I had to go look for one with high ratings. Guess which book came back to me! Of course it was Divergent, with one of the higher ratings, I even had to go through lists, it was just too much that I decided to just choose that one. All of that happened during the last week of October. So I had picked a book but I still didn't want to read it, I even kept postponing it. It took me 11 days to actually pick it up. The story after that, yes, I couldn't put it down, I even had to look for the second one right away. And knowing there was no third, I had to read them again. I loved both books that I just couldn't move on and I didn't pick up another book the rest of the month. This is my second favorite series, really close to the first one. They might even be a tie, no favorites, I love both the same. (no, the Hunger Games is not the first, and it is way different!)
The moral of this story? Always give a book a chance, you don't know where you'll find your favorite one! (I think goodreads says something like that)