Well, that was different!

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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!

100 responses

  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. Great question! My answer is here.

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

  5. 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.”


  6. Mine is up. Happy BTT everyone! 🙂

  7. Hello everyone: I’ve only recently found this site so this is my first posting. You can find my answer here http://westerlywhimsies.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/booking-through-thursday/

  8. My answer is up here.


  9. My long, rambling answer can be found here!

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


  11. Definitely Twilight.

    More on that HERE.

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


    Happy Thursday!

  13. Mine is postedHERE!

    Happy Thursday! 🙂

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

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

  16. I am finished. You can read my post by going to http://charliandme.blogspot.com/ I hope all of you have a lovely day!

  17. I am finished. You can read my post at http://charliandme.blogspot.com/ I hope you have a lovely day!

  18. My first Booking Through Thursday response!

  19. […] 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: […]

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

  21. 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….

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

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

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

  25. Hi,
    This is my first time participating.
    Find my answers here.

  26. Good question! I enjoyed thinking about it.

    My reply is here: http://storeetllrsanythingblog.blogspot.com/

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


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


  29. Guess I’m a bit late here but here’s my post about “the most unusual book I’ve ever read.” http://bransonreads.blogspot.com/2008/09/what-was-most-unusual-for-you-book-you.html

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


  31. 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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