Okay, I’m on time this week, LOL:
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about sticking with it…
How much time (or how many pages) do you give a book that you aren’t really enjoying before you’ll set it aside? If you’re reading it for a book group discussion, or for review, will you give it more of a chance then, say, a book you’re reading for your own interest? Why, or why not?
I try to stick it out, slog it through even if I don’t really enjoy the book so much or if the book is going real slow and whatnot (Jurado’s God’s Spy and Toews’s A Complicated Kindness comes to mind). I would especially stick it out if I’m read a book for a group discussion (though I’ve never really participated in a group discussion before—does discussions in English class count? xD If so, I can name a couple of books I had to slog through). I guess my general rule with books is just to stick through it no matter; I don’t really like leaving books unfinished and whatnot, no matter how much I dislike it and no matter whether it’s for personal reading or for a discussion.
I’m also doing this meme today because I dunno if I’ll be logging on tomorrow:
TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
– Grab your current read
– Open to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My teaser for this week: “A distant siren broke the silence of the night. From somewhere in the direction of the Mausoleum of Augustus a blue light flashed down on the alley, like some mutant Christmas decoration newly escaped from the tree.” – p. 262, The Garden of Evil by David Hewson.