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Old 02-02-2013, 05:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I am like you Sylvia. I suffer through to the very end. The WORST book that I ever suffered through was. "The Time Traverler's Wife" I hated it , but read every word!
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Oh yes, I have done that...keep thinking it's going to get better!..it doesn't! LOL
What really gets me though.. is reading a book I'm really enjoying then hating the ending! LOL ... like the ending is anti-climatic. I'm trying to think of one but it' isn't coming to me that I read sometime last year... Near the end and there was quite a twist ( but several pages to go...) then at the actual ending it was '''blah"!
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I am signed up for a 'service' that sends me emails daily telling me about free books offered on Kindle. I get A LOT of them. Some of them are good, most of them suck. Since they were free, if I am not getting in to it, I delete the book and go to the next one. I have found some great books and new authors this way (some will offer their books for free to introduce themselves, then you go buy the rest cuz they are so good), and I have had to shake my head at others (why would anyone want someone to read this crap and associate their name with it??).

I always hesitate before pulling the plug though. I think back to some Anne Rice books that I have loved. Mayfair Witches started off so S. L. O. W. L. Y. I thought I would die of boredom before I could turn the page, but I stuck with it (because it was a hard back and I paid $30 for it-too cheap to 'waste') and all of the sudden it turned into a book that I couldn't put down. A couple of her books were like that for me, and I own every single one of her books, and not on the Kindle, in real live paper!

So, in short, if it's free, and it sux, I move on. If I paid for it, I muddle thru (except for Watership Down...didn't get it!)
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I don't finish a book if I don't like it. There are too many good ones out there. I'm reading John Edward's "Fallen Masters" right now. Its really good.
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I am signed up for a 'service' that sends me emails daily telling me about free books offered on Kindle. I get A LOT of them. Some of them are good, most of them suck. Since they were free, if I am not getting in to it, I delete the book and go to the next one. I have found some great books and new authors this way (some will offer their books for free to introduce themselves, then you go buy the rest cuz they are so good), and I have had to shake my head at others (why would anyone want someone to read this crap and associate their name with it??).

I always hesitate before pulling the plug though. I think back to some Anne Rice books that I have loved. Mayfair Witches started off so S. L. O. W. L. Y. I thought I would die of boredom before I could turn the page, but I stuck with it (because it was a hard back and I paid $30 for it-too cheap to 'waste') and all of the sudden it turned into a book that I couldn't put down. A couple of her books were like that for me, and I own every single one of her books, and not on the Kindle, in real live paper!

So, in short, if it's free, and it sux, I move on. If I paid for it, I muddle thru (except for Watership Down...didn't get it!)
Lol....I loved Watership Down, but that was like 40 years ago.

I'm curious, Laura, did you read all of Ann Rice's "Beauty" books? Right now I have #2 on my kindle, but I haven't looked at it for months.

Lightbulb moment!!!! When we were in school, we often had to read a particular book even if we hated it. That may be why we often feel obligated to finish a book we don't enjoy now.
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Lol....I loved Watership Down, but that was like 40 years ago.

I'm curious, Laura, did you read all of Ann Rice's "Beauty" books? Right now I have #2 on my kindle, but I haven't looked at it for months.

Lightbulb moment!!!! When we were in school, we often had to read a particular book even if we hated it. That may be why we often feel obligated to finish a book we don't enjoy now.
Yep, I have read all of the Beauty books... Read them a long time ago and thinking about them can still make me blush!
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Yep, I have read all of the Beauty books... Read them a long time ago and thinking about them can still make me blush!
Oh my...

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I read a lot of books at the same time, so often the bad ones don't get finished. I need to read many at once depending on what's going on around me. If I am alone and can concentrate, I read stuff that I am trying to learn (for example, finance currently), if husband is watching TV, I read serious fiction. If husband is watching TV and Gustave is trying to make me play with him, I read light fiction as I play fetch with him.
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As a professional librarian, I am here to tell you all: YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO PUT DOWN A BOOK YOU DO NOT LIKE!!! hehe, hope that makes you all feel better

I sometimes feel the need to finish a book I'm not into, but that is rare, usually I just lost interest and put it down...sometimes I finish it later, other times I don't!
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I have a rule that if I can't get "into" a book by the third chapter, I just move on to another book. And, if it's a book for one of my Book Clubs, I just skip that month's meeting.

I read so many books and so quickly. I probably finish a book every 1-2 days.
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