Somehow I forgot it was Friday until just now. What have you been reading this week?
QOTW: Are you the kind of person who can stop reading a book without finishing it if you don't like it? If so, how far do you read before you feel ok with giving up? If not, why do you feel like you have to read the whole book?
I read Olympus, Texas. While I enjoyed all the references to Greek/Roman mythology it felt like nothing really happened.
I started Malibu Rising today. Like it so far.
QOTW: I have no shame about giving up on a book. Life is too short to waste time on something I’m not enjoying. Sometimes I’ll quit a paragraph in but most of the time I’ll give it at least a chapter or two to see if it picks up. I think I gave Beartown a good 100+ pages because everyone raves about it. I stopped because I figured if I gave it that much of a chance and still wasn’t interested then it wasn’t worth my time.
I finished A Peculiar Combination by Ashley Weaver, which was fun, and am now reading Starsight by Brandon Sanderson.
QOTW: I have no problem abandoning books. I don’t have a particular page number, but I do have a three-typo standard — if typos or weird editing quirks annoy me three times before I care enough about the book to overlook them, it’s definitely not a book for me.
I finished The Ten Thousand Doors of January, and i loved it! I would love it if they made it into a movie.
I am about 100 pages into The Romanov Empress by CW Gortner, and am really enjoying it. It's my first book bt this author, who has apparently written several historical fiction novels that i look forward to reading.
QOTW- unless it's something im reading for educational purposes, I'll quit a book I'm not enjoying as soon as i realize it's going to be torture to get through it. It's supposed to be fun, and there are too many books i want to read to suffer through something I'm not enjoying!
Post by estrellita on Jun 11, 2021 17:55:39 GMT -5
I finished 2 books recently:
The Last Thing He Told Me - 3/5 stars. It was ok. It kept me reading to find out what was going on but I can't say it was super exciting. I wasn't expecting how it ended though!
Anna K Away - 3/5 stars. Also just ok. I liked the first one a lot, but this one just didn't do it for me. I felt like not much happened, then there was one thing toward the end that seemed pointless and weird and I don't really get why it happened lol.
Currently reading Libertie and listening to The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek.
I can't not finish a book, even if I dislike it. I'm generally easy to please but there are a few books I hate finished 😂 Mostly I just like pushing through to see how it ends!
I’m listening to Promised Land by Barack Obama. This is the 3rd time I’ve checked it out, been working thru it since March. Not ready to give it up, it’s interesting enough. I’m also catching up on the stuff I was tuned out of during his presidency. I’m reading The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson, it’s keeping my attention, even with the little time I’ve had to read.
QOTW: Most of the time I will give something a long time before giving up. I usually will read it until I start putting off reading it, or I get annoyed at myself and am ready to start something else.
I finished The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary. It wasn’t very good, 2.5 stars. It was a new adult, drama, with a side of mental illness thrown in. Too many characters and back and forth chapters from present day to a couple years ago.
QOTW: I’ll DNF pretty easily. My main thing is books that are bad, but are 4+ on goodreads. Did we read the same book?
I finished Beach Read for book club and started Uprooted by Naomi Novik, which I saw recommended somewhere (here?). I'm enjoying it so far but only about 5% in.
QOTW: I really don't like quitting books, especially if they were recommended. I always wonder if I'm going to miss some big reveal at the end that makes it all worthwhile. I probably end up quitting 2 a year on average (out of 50-60).
Last weekend I read Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I absolutely loved it and had a hard time putting it down. I actually started a WFH day late so I could finish it.
Now I am reading Katherine by Anya Seton. It's historical fiction written in the 50s and based on my (possible) ancestors. It's good but I haven't had a lot of time to read.
QOTW: I never used to quit books but I finally realized that slogging through something I wasn't enjoying took time away from reading better books. Unless I hate the style, I usually try to give a book a few chapters at least. If I make it over 50% in, I may try and skim the rest but not always.
I listened to Confession of a forty-something f*ck up: 4.5 stars I took off half point bc it was really long.
Scythe #1 and thunderhead #2 by Neal Shusterman: 5 stars
QOTW: I used to never give up on books but that changed last year. I just can’t keep up a book that I don’t like. I might pick it up again and give it another shot. I mostly read ebooks from the library and if the book has a long wait I’d rather let someone else have it than try to make myself suffer through it.