Yeah! It’s saturday!
We all love Saturdays don’t we?
So today I’d like to discuss a bit with you…
When do you NOT finish a book?
I admit, normally I always finish a book – at least I try.
Even when I don’t like a book so much I finish and
then make up my mind.
Out of respect for the author and also because I always hope
the end will make up for it…
Yet lately I found myself more and more putting a book down,
telling myself that I will pick it up again (later) but this never happens.
Well, I can tell you about the reasons for the last books and all had been
1.) The Girl of Fire and Thrones.
I know that many people truly and utterly loved this book, yet
around 2/3 in the book – I stopped!
I got so so very mad that I had to put it down.
See, my problem here was that I don’t like to be
patronized in what I believe. Also, I like hidden and subtle suggestions in book, not
flat out open telling me. The book was very religious in my opinion and
it was just too much – so I stopped!
I didn’t even read the end…
2.) The Witches of East End
I had high hopes when picking up the book, or better saying when I got the
audiobook. The story was interesting yet I stopped when I was again about 2/3 in the book.
I was simply, completely and utterly bored.
I get that this book was a first in a series and means to set up the world, but…
it simply was too slow for me…
Oh I wanted to read this book so badly! It sounded so awesome and
exactly like what I normally like. But, I never managed to connect to the characters.
They were grey and one dimensional to me and didn’t stir my heart.
So I tried to pick it up several times and always put it back…
Finally, I gave up….
So, my friends. How is that for you?
Do you try to finish a book out of respect for the author,
or maybe because you hope the ending will make up for it?
If not, what makes you NOT to finish a book?
Tell me about you?
Any book lately you did not finish?
Let’s hear it!