Book Blogger Hop

Thanks for hopping by! I love the Book Blogger Hop, such a fun way to meet other book bloggers and get to know them. If you're unfamiliar with it, it's hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books. Each week over 200 bloggers participate! So you will definitely find something for you.

This weeks question is: When you read a book that you just can't get into, do you stick it out and keep reading or move to your next title?

Lately I've had a couple books that I just could not get into. Which is a little strange for me, usually I can stick it out. So what I usually do is put down the book for a few days, move on to the next one, and then come back it to it. This usually fixes things but lately I've had ones that this didn't even work. But I hate giving up on books so I'll usually just read a little bit of that book a day while reading others at the same time.

I always try to push through because sometimes the book can redeem itself, or get a bit better. I read a review of Parrot and Olivier in America where the reviewer gave up on page 175. As I read, I totally understood why. I got to page 200 and had to put it down and come back to it. After about page 250 it actually got better and the reasons why I didn't like it in the beginning seemed to go away (the over-description.) It still wasn't a great book to me, but I'm glad I finished.

I wanted to let you all know that on Monday I'll be posting about a new feature that I want to do. I've recently had the privilege to meet a few people who are doing wonderful work in my community promoting literacy here and around the world. So I want to feature their work here on my blog and I hope that other book bloggers will do the same for people in their community. So I hope you'll check back here on Monday to find out about "Spread the Word."

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Comments

  1. I give up books after about 50 pages if I am not getting into it. You reminded me that there have been the odd one or two books that I have put back on the shelf to try again when my mood suits.

    enjoy ur weekend!

    carol

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  2. I don't know what book you're talking about, but you must be persistent. It's hard to read a book that is bogged down in narrative and no action or dialogue. I couldn't do it!

    thanks for stopping by! Have a happy hop!

    Heather
    Buried in Books

    Oh, as far as people promoting Literacy, you might want to stop by What Book Is That? There is a place on my sidebar you can click and every comment made this month earns a nickel I think and she's going to donate $100 to the project. Check out my sidebar, it's about the third thing down, a house made of books. She's always doing philanthropic things.

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  3. Saw you hopped by my blog, so I'm hopping to yours. Great reviews, nice blog. I found some books I haven't heard of to add to my TBRs. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. thanks for stopping by my blog! have a great weekend!

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy weekend!

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  6. Hopping by to return the visit--I already follow! It's always wonderful to see other Christians who read and blog. :-)

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  7. Thanks for hopping by my blog, I am now following you. Have a good weekend.
    Samantha Jo
    YA Enthusiast

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  8. THanks for coming by today to visit. I hear what your saying and I wanted to add that it can be such a very thin line when deciding whether to stop. I've had books that have gotten much better as I've plodded through (the Sweep series for example) But I've also read books that as I plod through become more and more painful. When do you decide when enough's enough? I guess it comes down to whether you think it's worth the risk. Unfortuntately there's no sure fire way to know. hope you enjoy your weekend.

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  9. Thanks for visiting. I have definitely read books lately where the characters and their choices did not make any sense to me, and ultimately I was glad I didn't give up on them. But with some books, there is that moment where you just don't know if you can go on.... when other books don't even let you put them down for a second!

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