Booking Through Thursday

A weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.

Well, that was different! September 25, 2008

Filed under: Wordpress — --Deb @ 1:09 am

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What was the most unusual (for you) book you ever read? Either because the book itself was completely from out in left field somewhere, or was a genre you never read, or was the only book available on a long flight… whatever? What (not counting school textbooks, though literature read for classes counts) was furthest outside your usual comfort zone/familiar territory?

And, did you like it? Did it stretch your boundaries? Did you shut it with a shudder the instant you were done? Did it make you think? Have nightmares? Kick off a new obsession?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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100 Responses to “Well, that was different!”

  1. [...] I guess I have.   The Gulag Archipelago: Alexander Solzhenitsyn My dad got this book for me from a friend. As I was still studying at that time and did not have [...]

  2. [...] boy, I saw this week’s question and let me tell ya, it was easy to answer. What was the most unusual (for you) book you ever read? [...]

  3. I had an answer this week!


  4. Callista Says:

    Great question! My answer is here.

  5. Rebecca Says:

    No time for BTT this morning, but I wanted to invite you all to celebrate Banned Books Week at The Book Lady’s Blog

  6. elizabethwillse Says:

    I had fun answering this. It reminded me of books I haven’t thought of in years. And a college boyfriend who really, really wanted me to read “The Man In The High Castle.”

  7. Matthew Says:

    Mine is up. Happy BTT everyone! :)

  8. Becky West Says:

    Hello everyone: I’ve only recently found this site so this is my first posting. You can find my answer here

  9. Cass Says:

    Fun question. Here is my answer.

  10. mizb17 Says:

    My answer is up here.


  11. Kanadani Says:

    My long, rambling answer can be found here!

  12. Ivy Says:

    I chose Flatland and my answer is at

  13. Popin Says:

    hehe, I’m actually a little early today (at least for myself) Here is my post.

  14. Definitely Twilight.

    More on that HERE.

  15. Lisa Says:

    I thought this was a great question! Here’s my answer:

    Happy Thursday!

  16. Amy Says:

    Mine is postedHERE!

    Happy Thursday! :)

  17. Kim Says:

    Once again, my comments don’t want to show up on a word press blog–I am bummed and trying again.

  18. Katherine Says:

    Here’s mine…

  19. Debbie Says:

    I liked this question. Nice to see if we ever get out of our comfort zones or not.

  20. carol Says:

    I am finished. You can read my post by going to I hope all of you have a lovely day!

  21. carol Says:

    I am finished. You can read my post at I hope you have a lovely day!

  22. Wanda Says:

    My first Booking Through Thursday response!

  23. pinaymama Says:

    mine is up check it here

  24. [...] Booking Through Thursday: Well, That Was Different September 25, 2008 at 6:43 pm | In Book Blather | Here is my response to this week’s Booking Through Thursday: [...]

  25. deb Says:

    Here’s my post:

    Great question!

  26. Bart Says:

    Been a week or two since my last turn, but this weeks is up here.

  27. Annie Says:

    My response is here: Unusual Ovid.

    Excerpt: From the carefully chosen library of my childhood to the discreet classic works I read to the vague and subtle references of poetry… in I stepped to Ovid’s world, where sex was described in perfect clarity and discretion was the real myth. Then, of course, I got to sit and squirm through the class discussions….

  28. [...] week’s Booking Through Thursday question is: What was the most unusual (for you) book you ever read? Either because the book itself [...]

  29. Jessi Says:

    Here’s mine! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to participate. :)

  30. [...] week’s Booking Through Thursday topic is: What was the most unusual (for you) book you ever read? Either because the book itself [...]

  31. Book Dads Says:

    This is my first time participating.
    Find my answers here.

  32. Storeetllr Says:

    Good question! I enjoyed thinking about it.

    My reply is here:

  33. KittyCat Says:

    Love the question too!

    My top 3 are at:

  34. Florinda Says:

    Booking Through Thursday on Friday :-) – have a great weekend, y’all!

  35. Robin Says:

    Better late than never. First time player. Here’s mine.


  36. vicki Says:

    I’m late but I have an answer! Thank you for the question!

  37. Guess I’m a bit late here but here’s my post about “the most unusual book I’ve ever read.”

  38. tuesday Says:

    My reply is really late, but I only discovered the website this morning!

  39. Wendi B. Says:

    Lately – Chasing Diana by Jack and Robin Firestone – it is written in the Screenplay format, and is not a book I would normally pick up. I picked it up because my Mom was a huge fan of Princess Diana, and I wanted to check it out to see if I would pass it on to her. It ended up being pretty good!

    I found your blog during the Bloghopping Challenge, I came from Strangely Out of Place.

    I’m a newer blogger, avid reader/reviewer, wife and mommy (not to mention MBA qualified Business Consultant) – reading is my retreat! If you’ve got a book to suggest, pop by and let me know. I’d love some feedback.

    Take care – I’m off to enjoy browsing the rest of your blog, and then I’ll find a link and follow it to . . . . . ?????? Check back on my blog in a day or so to see where I’ve been on my Bloghopping Challenge!
    :) Wendi

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