Day Two: A book you’ve read more than three times
I can honestly say that I haven’t read ANYTHING more than three times. I’m just not a huge re-reader, which is weird, I know. There is one book that I’ve read a few times though, and that is The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (it’s also now a movie, which I despise, but that’s beside the point). This book is high on my list of favorites for many reasons, the biggest of which is her portrayal of heaven. If heaven is real, I hope it’s like the one Alice Sebold writes about. I desperately wish for more books by her, I devour everything she writes. If you need a refresher, The Lovely Bones is about a girl that is murdered and how her family deals with the repercussions and the hunt for her murderer as she watches over everything from heaven. 5/5 on Goodreads for sure!
Okay, let’s be real. I’ve definitely read the Harry Potter series more than three times.
But the unsung hero that I read on a (nearly) annual basis? Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. If…IF…I had to choose a favorite book, it would be Jurassic Park. I’ve read it at least four times since my sophomore year in high school, when I had to do a book report on it. I’ve also read The Lost World, but Jurassic Park is my favorite. I was obsessed with dinosaurs as a child (who even likes ballerinas, anyway?) so this book still piques my curiosity.
If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t watched the movie, the premise of the story is that a massive bioengineering company has figured out how to clone dinosaur DNA. They then buy an island with the intentions of creating a theme park. They invite several paleontologists, a dude who specializes in the chaos theory, and CEO’s grandkids to the island to give it a beta test.
And boy, do they give it a beta test. All hell breaks loose and dinosaurs run amuck, killing people and forcing everyone to figure out how to survive amongst these supposed-to-be-extinct beasts.
The science is impossible. The prose is not a literary masterpiece. There are huge plot holes. The character development is inconsistent.
But it is exciting, vivid, and thrilling. It’s a page turner. It has some pretty fascinating ideas, unrealistic as they may be. It’s a good read.