Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wednesday's Weekly Question.....Hhhmmm

Maybe a meme, maybe not...anyway, just out of curiosity -

Do you finish a book even if it's just absolutely horrid?

Short answer - nope.  Long-winded hot bag of air answer - It really depends.  If I'm reading it for myself I drop it.   Couldn't finish Wicked, just boring as all get out.  Forced my darn self to finish Breaking Dawn, even though it was excruciatingly horrid in my opinion.  I didn't like Meyers writing or plot in it at all.  Why you may ask or maybe not but I'm gonna tell ya anyway, because it was the last one and I felt I needed to finish it.  That is why I will push myself through the last 4 of Laurel K Hamilton's Anita Blake series.  One because, I've come this far after reading 12 or 13 of em I just can't quit now, and 2 another blogger has said it does get better again.  Thank God.  She took one wacky a$$ turn with that series.

Also for book clubs, I will finish a book even if it makes me sick (alla Eat Pray Vomit), so that I am able to give my 2 cents of why the book just blew.  Otherwise life is too short and my tbr waaaaay to gigantic to waste time with kaka books.

So that's it in a nutshell, how bout you : )


  1. I absolutely have to finish a book if I start it even if its horrible. I don't know why but I just have too. I always think that if I don't finish it I might miss a good ending.

  2. Mostly I would say yes, especially if it's for book club. However, recently I've decided that I don't want to anymore. I'm tired of reading sucky books. There are so many more out there I'd rather read.

    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

  3. I rarely don't finish a book but since I started accepting review books I have so many I feel like I HAVE to read, so I've learned to speed read and skim. That way I finish the book for review even if I had a hard time. Once in awhile I just can't do it though and that's in my review policy. But if it's a book I'm reading for pure enjoyment, if I pretty much don't like anything by page 50 then I'll give up. But usually I struggle on to at least pg 100. My favorite series of all time, Kushiel's Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey, the first book was really hard to get into and if I hadn't stuck with it I would have missed out on the best series EVER WROTE. So I keep that in mind.


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