Meme: Musing Mondays, Teaser Tuesdays

Posted 1 June, 2009 by Li in Meme / 2 Comments

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?

Just One More Page

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!

Should Be Reading

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.

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2 Responses to “Meme: Musing Mondays, Teaser Tuesdays”

  1. I read about 80-100 pages before I give up. I have only given up once but I have to start practicing this rule more often. When I force myself to stick with a book I often end up losing my passion for reading for a little while.

    Great teaser!

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